Coming as a sigh of relief for Samsung after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year, pre-bookings for its new flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones have reached 80,000 units within a week of the launch in India.
Asim Warsi, Senior Vice-President, Mobile Business, Samsung India told IANS: "We are overwhelmed with the response we have received for our flagships Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. A special 'thank you' to the customers for such a magnificent response. We are confident that Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will further propel our growth and we will be able to sustain and strengthen our position in India".
Early delivery for pre-booking customers will start from May 2 and owing to high demand of the Midnight Black colour variants, the delivery date of these devices will start from May 12.
The India variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are powered by the Exynos 9985 chipset and feature dual-SIM functionality. The price in India of Galaxy S8 is Rs. 57,900 (MOP), while the Samsung Galaxy S8+ price in India is Rs. 64,900 (MOP). Samsung has brought the dual-SIM variants of the smartphones to India. The latter will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colour variants, while the former will come in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options.
As for pre-booking offers, Samsung will be bundling a wireless charger free (Rs. 4,499) with the handset, and you can read the full terms and conditions on the Samsung site. The company has also detailed a launch offer for Reliance Jio users. Called the Reliance Jio Double Data offer that provides 28GB+28GB data a month at Rs. 309, for 8 months.
Written with inputs from IANS