Samsung Electronics launches Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Nepal

Kathmandu, April 19

Samsung Electronics today launched its flagship smartphones — Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ — in Nepal.

The smartphones redefine the future of style and consumer experience with a stunning bezel-less dual-edge infinity display that provides a truly cinematic viewing experience. They also come with the best low-light camera and a personal assistant, Bixby, as per a press statement issued by the company.

The infinity display and bezel-less design give the user 18 per cent more screen and form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles, making multi-tasking more convenient with the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. The physical home key on the front has given way to a more intuitive soft key with a pressure sensor that is embedded under the display. The Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and back provides durability and a high-quality finish.

Both handsets come with a defence-grade security platform Samsung Knox. In addition, the smartphones introduce an iris scanner, which is one of the most secure biometric identification systems on a phone. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ also offer a choice of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition. This is in addition to the traditional options of pin and pattern so that consumers can select a secure authentication method that works best for them.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are equipped with 8MP front camera with F1.7 lens. They are the first Galaxy smartphones with a front camera that supports autofocus. Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+’s 12MP rear camera utilises dual pixel technology.

The sets are powered by an industry-first 10nm processor allowing for smooth multi-tasking with 20 per cent less battery consumption.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ consumers can also get 8GB of data for eight months (1 GB each month) in collaboration with telecom partner Ncell, six months breakage insurance in collaboration with Shikhar Insurance and easy EMI in association with various commercial banks.

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be offered to customers at a price of Rs 88,900 and Rs 98,900, respectively. The flagship smartphones will be available in Nepal starting May 5 across select retail stores. Consumers can pre-book the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ online on from April 20 to May 2 to avail the special pre-book offer of a free Level Box-Slim.