Samsung Galaxy S8 for India May Not Run On The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
We have long been hearing about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 in leaks and rumours, and we know that the phone is expected to launch on the 29th of March. Samsung is manufacturing the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and has also placed the largest order for the chips, making them un-available to other manufacturers.
However the Samsung Galaxy S8 phones that come to India may not be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Our source working closely with the launch of the the India variant of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus claims that in India the phones will launch with Exynos Chipsets and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which will allow Samsung to present the phone at a relatively more affordable price. Samsung has done this in the past with its S and Note series phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to launch with a radical new design with a 21:9 aspect ratio display and an edge to edge design with two edges on either side. Samsung has already confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will have Bixby which is their virtual assistant as an answer to Siri and Google Assistant.
Samsung may also not be able to keep up with the demand of the Galaxy S8, due to a difficult manufacturing process and low supply of the Snapdragon chips and curved AMOLED display required for the phones. The Indian variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus will offer dual sim capability and storage expansion via a hybrid slot. The Indian launch will attract offers from telecom partners like Airtel for free data for upto one year.
Samsung also recently launched Samsung Pay in India, which will be a big selling point for the Samsung Galaxy S8 when it goes on sale in April. Samsung is expected to hold the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus early April for the Indian market with the Smartphone going on sale towards the end of the month. While the Galaxy S8 is Europe is expected for 799€ , the phone will sell in India starting Rs. 59,990.