Samsung Galaxy S8+ Unboxing

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India yesterday. We unboxed the Galaxy S8 recently, here we have the unboxing of the Galaxy S8+, larger variant of the Galaxy S8.

Box Contents

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone
  • Samsung charger with Adaptive Fast Charging (9V-1.67A/5V-2A)
  • USB Type-C cable
  • USB Type-C to microUSB converter
  • USB Type-C OTG connector
  • In-ear earphones tuned by AKG
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Quick start guide and warranty information

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) 529ppi Super AMOLED Infinity end-to-end, bezel-less screen that extends to the phone’s sides. It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Samsung has removed its signature home button and capacitive touch buttons below the display with on-screen buttons.

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It has an 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens. There is also an Iris scanner on the front. The version we have is powered by Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU, even though some markets like the U.S. gets the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 version. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Since this is the S8 Duos, it comes with hybrid SIM slot for nano and a nano or a microSD card.

It runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Samsung Experience version 8.1. It also has Bixby assistant with dedicated button to launch it. It has a glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

There is a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size and OIS. There is a Heart Rate Sensor on the back, next to the camera along with the fingerprint sensor which has been improved a lot compared to Galaxy S7. It is 8.1mm thick and weighs 173 grams, slightly heavier than the S8. It is also Water and dust resistant with IP68 ratings and packs a 3500mAh built-in battery with support for wireless charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Coral Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 64,900, available pre-order from Flipkart and Samsung Shop, and goes on sale in India from May 5th. We will bring you the review of the smartphone soon.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram