Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus receive price cuts in India

Samsung has announced official price cuts on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in the Indian market, weeks after the launch of it's current flagships, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the country. After this new price cut, the Samsung Galaxy S8 now starts at Rs 49,990, making it a noteworthy option in this price segment despite its age.

A few months earlier, Samsung had announced price cuts on both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, bringing down the starting price of the S8 to Rs 53,900 and the S8+ to Rs 58,900. After today’s price cut, the Galaxy S8 costs Rs 49,990 while the Galaxy S8+ costs Rs 53,990, with the Galaxy S8+ 128GB now priced at Rs 64,900.

The new prices of the Galaxy S8 (opens in new tab) and S8+ (opens in new tab) are already live on Samsung’s online store, and they should also reflect on Samsung's online and offline retail partners soon.

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ specs recap

To recap the specs of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ briefly, Samsung’s former flagship smartphones come with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch QHD+ resolution displays respectively. They are both powered by octa-core Exynos 8895 chipsets and come with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

In terms of imaging, the Galaxy S8 comes with a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus, OIS and an LED flash. On the front, the former Samsung flagship smartphones come with an 8MP camera.

Samsung had started delivering the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ last month, bringing several new features and performance improvements to both the smartphones.