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While Samsung unveiled their latest smartphones last week, the company has announced the pre-order dates for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the UAE. You will be able to pre-order the all new Samsung flagship devices from any of the major retailers and Samsung brand shops between April 1 and 15, 2017. Users will also be able to preorder it online at Samsung.com/Preorder. However, users should take note that the stocks of the new smartphones are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics said: “We know that our customers are excited to get their hands on our latest flagship, which is why we are giving them the option of pre-ordering the device to ensure that they are amongst the first to own it. Samsung Galaxy S8 introduces new features and functions that will dazzle our customers. However, we urge consumers to get down to their favorite retailer and pre-book the device sooner rather than later due to limited stocks.”
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ now come with notable design changes, especially the new bezel-less screen on the top and bottom of the device for more screen estate, called the infinity display. The removal of the hardware keys is a first in the Galaxy flagship series, and is replaced with soft keys. The fingerprint scanner is shifted to the back of the device. The base Galaxy S8 smartphone comes with a large 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S8+ with a larger 6.2-inch panel. The camera on the rear is 12MP with F1.7 aperture, and the front 8MP snapper comes with smart AF support. The new devices also feature facial recognition capability.
Samsung has also included the IP68 water resistance for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The new smartphones are powered by the new octa-core Exynos processors with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Along with Android Nougat, Samsung has preinstalled the device with their new personal assistant called Bixby.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 2799 AED and the Galaxy S8+ is 3099 AED. Colors include Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Artic Silver, and Maple Gold.