New Delhi: Samsung has unveiled its long-awaited Galaxy S8 smartphones on March 29, 2017 The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets. It is also incorporating its virtual assistant Bixby, to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc and Google Pixel devices after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7 last year.

Two versions of the Galaxy S8 also code-named Dream internally, was launched at a media event in New York on Wednesday 29th 2017, with 6.2-inch (15.75 cm) and S8 device with 5.8-inch curved screens – this is largest to date for Samsung`s premium smartphones. The Samsung device will go on sale on April 21.

Samsung has not officially announced the price of the new smartphones however US carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Communications Inc announced retail pricing for the same.

The smaller Galaxy S8 will be priced at around $700 while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus phone will sell for $840 at Verizon and $850 at T-Mobile.

Comparing the prices, we can calculate the price in India of S8 phone at around Rs 45,500 while that of the Galaxy S8 plus will be around  54,600.

Indian phones will also come with Exynos processor, so another Rs 5000 can be added to the price of both the phones.

The Galaxy  S8 features Samsung`s new artificial intelligence service, Bixby, with functions similar to Siri, is a voice-commanded based assistant system similar to Apple`s Siri. A new facial recognition application that lets users unlock their phones by looking at them.

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