Samsung Galaxy S8 Burgundy Red variant launched in India

Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee

Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) with model number SM-J720F which has been earlier spotted in various leaks is expected to be launched as Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo. Previous year the Galaxy S8 was released in April due to the global recall of Samsung Note 7 devices. With the launch of Burgundy Red colour, Galaxy S8 will be available in a 4 colour options: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray and Burgundy Red. In comparison, the bigger Galaxy S8+ has a price of Rs 53,990 now, compared to the original price of Rs 64,990.

The device would be available from April 13, with an additional Paytm cashback of Rs 10,000, at retail stores.

Still though, there's some concern that the popularity of the iPhone X may be causing slow sales of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone.

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Commenting on the launch of new color variant of the Galaxy S8, Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India, said, "Galaxy S8 continues to be a bestseller, even a year after its launch".

In terms of hardware specifications, the S8 features a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels, 570ppi) Super AMOLED with Infinity display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The device responds with 8-core Exynos Octa 8895 2.3 GHz. The onboard RAM is 4GB, while the phone has 64GB storage coupled with 256GB expandable storage support. The Galaxy S8 was the first phone to appear with the Bixby voice-assistant and comes with a dedicated button to activate it. "The Burgundy Red edition of Galaxy S8 will wow consumers and allow them to express their own personal style". The S8 is both dust and water-resistant and boasts of iris scanner with facial recognition functionality. On the camera front, there is a 12-megapixel rear shooter with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS and can shoot videos in 4K at 30 frames per second.

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