Now, analysts say Samsung needs a flawless launch for the S8.
As of 8:00 p.m., about 210,900 of the pre-ordered Samsung smartphones have been opened under new accounts, according to data tallied by three local mobile carriers.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the Unpacked event on March 29. Several users uploaded pictures of their devices on social media, asking others if they thought that the screens on their phones were too red. Coming from Samsung, these smartphones are the flagship products from the company this year. The entire episode cost Samsung billions of dollars in losses.More news: Ford unveils 1st gasoline-electric hybrid
Samsung brings its S8 and S8 Plus in the Indian market. The bigger Galaxy S8+ price in India will be Rs. 69,000 (MRP), and the MOP is Rs. 64,900.
We've speculated that Samsung was holding back a two-camera setup on the Galaxy S8, so it can introduce the design on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. According to the company, the devices will be available for sale from May 5. Future content added to the store will likely have the option from the word go as Oculus states: "Starting April 20, all Gear VR developers will be able to select an option at submission to make their app movable to an SD Card".
In India, Samsung has 10 handsets in its portfolio, priced above Rs 25,000. But as anyone who has ever owned a Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 7 knows, that's not the case at all.
Under the hood it runs the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It will be available with 64GB storage on board along with 256GB expandable memory. The front camera is 8MP with Smart auto-focus and f/1.7 aperture. "Galaxy S8 Red Screen" was one of the top search terms on Naver, South Korea's largest search engine, this morning.
Interestingly, the publication's hunt for the virtual home button led to nothing, revealing no pressure sensor under the display cabling.