Just a few week back, Samsung released its top of the line smartphone, the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. The devices are a unique sight and pretty refreshing amongst the bunch of bland industrial designed phones. The new Galaxy S8’s are all screen with 84% screen to body ratio giving a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen.
Now, Samsung Nepal has sent out an invitation for April 19 to a Galaxy S8 event that reads “Inspired by Everest, We are more than happy to invite you to the launch event of Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+.” The company hasn’t provided any indication as to the Galaxy S8 price in Nepal.[Update: Samsung S8 and S8 Plus is now available in Nepal for even cheaper rate. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs. 76,900 and the Galaxy S8 Plus is priced at Rs.86,900. Read more about the deals here]
Samsung Galaxy S8 | Specs & Which Variant is Launched in Nepal
Galaxy S8’s look completely different from other bezel-less phones. The edge-to-edge display is something we’ve been witnessing since S6 days, but this tall 18:9 aspect ratio display is truly remarkable. Unlike other bezel-less phones, it has maintained an acceptable amount of chin on the top and bottom instead of a single-sided chin. Despite these phones not having a typical screen size, they are more compact than the rest of the bunch. Due to the small bezels, the 5.8 and 6.2-inch screen has a smaller footprint than the iPhone 7 Plus with a 5.5inch screen.
The S8’s are powered by the latest Exynos 8895 Octa-Core Chipset clocked at 2.3Ghz and for Graphical performance comes with Adreno 540GPU. It has 4GB of RAM despite 2017 seemed like the year of 6 or 8GB. For storage, it has got 64GB Internal memory and comes with a Micro SD card slot which is an utmost necessity. Optics-wise, it comes with the same camera module as the Galaxy S7 but it has been tweaked for better low-light imaging and faster focus.
On the software side of things, we have the new Samsung Assitant Bixby. Instead of capacitive keys, now there are on-screen navigation keys. Eye Scanner from the Note 7 is back as well. The placing of the fingerprint sensor is something people are pissed at. As a tall phone, it is difficult to reach out to the sensor located at the very top of the phone.
Backing up these phones are a 3,000mAh (S8) and 3,500mAh (S8+) battery which seems pretty low given the high tuning of the phone. But we cannot overlook what Samsung has provided for backing the device. It comes with fast charging and wireless fast charging which is really convenient. Even if your batteries run out you can half day, you can juice it up in no time.
Samsung Galaxy S8 price in Nepal
The US pricing of Samsung S8 and S8 Plus is $750 and $850 respectively. In Nepal, the price of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Rs. 76,900 and Rs.86,900. You can buy the devices from the nearest retail outlets.