Samsung unveiled the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets at its "Unboxed" event a few weeks ago. Both flagship devices offer high-end specifications, and differ mainly in terms of display size. Additionally, they also support the company's DeX technology, which allows users to connect to a monitor via an optional dock.
GSMArena reports that the Korean tech giant hinted via tweet that these two handsets would be available in India on April 19:
India, get ready to #UnboxYourPhone! Samsung #GalaxyS8 #GalaxyS8Plus, India launch on 19th April, 2017.
However, it now appears that the aforementioned tweet has been deleted without any explanation. Instead, Samsung has sent out another message with the exact same wording, minus the purported April 19 release date, leaving many to question the company's decision:
@SamsungMobileIN Why is the date removed ?— Umang Goel (@umang97g) April 14, 2017
While the launch date for the handsets remains unknown as of yet, the one thing that can be said for sure is that the devices will be making their way to the country soon.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ offer arguably enticing specifications, which include 64-bit Octa-core processors, 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear and 8MP front cameras, and support for Fast Charging. The major differences between the two are that the S8 offers a 5.8-inch screen and a 3,000 mAh battery, whereas the larger S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen and a 3,500 mAh battery to go with it.
A few days ago, Samsung revealed that the larger S8+ model has been more popular than its sibling in terms of pre-order figures, in both the US and South Korea. It'll be interesting to see if the situation is mirrored in India as well.
Although pricing and retail availability details are unclear as of yet, those interested can pre-register to get notified about the handsets' launch on Samsung India's website.