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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ available in Singapore from 29 April 2017

By Liu Hongzuo - on 16 Apr 2017, 4:40pm

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available in Singapore from 29 April 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in Singapore from 29th April 2017 onwards.

The Galaxy S8 will retail at S$1,148, while the Galaxy S8+ will retail at S$1,298. They are available in three colors: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold.

The devices will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorized mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.
 

Pre-order Details

Registration of interest and pre-order for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will commence from 7th April 2017 at all telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores’ websites, Lazada Singapore and Samsung Experience Stores. Pre-order for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also be available at the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City during opening hours from 14 April 2017.

Registration of interest with telecommunication operators for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will commence from 7 April 2017, Friday, 12 noon.

Consumers can visit the following URLS for more information:-

Update (16th April):- Registration of interest has now ended for Singtel and StarHub. M1 is still accepting ROI at the point of re-publishing this article.

Customers who pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8+ will be able to collect their phone from the 22nd April 2017 onwards,  a week before the launch. And all successful pre-order customers will receive a complimentary Wireless Charger Convertible in Black (worth S$118) during collection of their devices from 22nd April 2017 upon full payment. 

Additionally, successful pre-order customers of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ without contract at Samsung Store online, Samsung Experience Store, Galaxy Studio and Consumer Electronics Stores  (Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Hachi.tech and Newstead) will also receive a S$100 Samsung Accessories Voucher during collection or delivery (as applicable) of their devices upon full payment. Successful pre-order customers at Lazada Singapore will be entitled to a $100 Samsung Accessories Voucher Promo.


 

Samsung Concierge Customers

Consumers who have previously purchased the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with Samsung Concierge will be eligible for the yearly upgrade to either the Galaxy S8 or S8+. Upgrade penalty fee will  be waived if they intend to make the upgrade through their respective telecommunication operator. Users who purchased the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and Samsung Concierge from Samsung Experience Stores will get to enjoy a $350 off when upgrading to the Galaxy S8 or S8+.

Did you know Samsung Concierge members also get one complimentary personalized servicing session with a Samsung Concierge Consultant in the comfort of their own homes or at their office (worth up to S$110)? This is just one of the many perks of the programme.

Samsung Concierge will also be available for purchase at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores and Samsung Experience Stores upon purchasing your new Galaxy S8 or S8+ device. Pre-order customers who wish to purchase Samsung Concierge for their Galaxy S8 and S8+ can do so online at Samsung Store Online, major consumer electronics stores’ respective websites and Lazada Singapore when making their pre-order.
 

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ summarized in one minute

In a nutshell, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones. Their key features include an almost bezel-less Infinity Display, a smart assistant named Bixby, and an improved front camera. You can read about their Infinity Display and Bixby software here.

Despite the perceived vastness of the Infinity Display panel with 83% screen-to-body ratio, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 (at 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm) is actually physically smaller than the 5.5-inch S7 Edge (at 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm). The massive 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm) is only slightly larger than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm). To accommodate such a huge front panel, Samsung removed the physical Home button, while providing a haptic, on-screen Home button instead. The fingerprint sensor now resides on the rear of the device.  

The S8 and S8+ also debut a new phone-locking option - facial recognition. This security/privacy alternative is provided along with existing fingerprint unlock and iris unlock methods (just like the short lived Note7).

The two phones are rather identical in hardware. While the specifications sheet below does not specify the processors by name, Singapore will (most likely) be receiving the Exynos 9 Series 8895 octa-core chipset, which also shares the 10nm manufacturing process used for Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform.

Samsung also prides itself for having the first pair of smartphones to come with the Mobile HDR Premium certification, which means that these devices are compatible with HDR content found on Amazon Prime and Netflix. This also means that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are officially one of the first few phones to support HDR, alongside the Sony Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR display, and the LG G6 with support for the HDR10 standard.

For a more detailed rundown of the phone, we've a four-page hands-on article here to fill you in with all the details!

Below are the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. Will you be getting one?


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