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Samsung Galaxy S8 Here’s all you need to know

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Malaysians can start pre-ordering their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ beginning tomorrow, 10AM on 11 April until 13 April 2017. With its 3-day pre-order promotion, Samsung Malaysia is offering over RM900 worth of goodies which includes free accessories and extended warranty. If you’re interested in securing your Galaxy S8, here’s all you need to know.

Price and Specs

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is officially priced at RM3,299 while the larger Galaxy S8+ is going for RM3,699. The Galaxy S8 gets a 5.8″ Quad HD curved display with a 3,000mAh battery, while the larger Galaxy S8+ gets a 6.2″ Quad HD curved display with a bigger 3,500mAh battery. Apart from the display and battery size, both are identical on the inside.

In terms of processor, we are likely to get Samsung’s latest 10nm Exynos 8895 processor that’s mated to 4GB of RAM. Samsung also makes a 10nm Snapdragon 835 variant but that’s only available for other selected markets. On-board, you’ll get 64GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD up to 256GB. Similar to its current flagships, the Galaxy S8/S8+ supports dual-SIM in nano-SIM sizes but it uses a hybrid tray slot for microSD expansion. This means you would need to choose between using dual SIMs or a single SIM + microSD card.

Camera wise, the Galaxy S8/S8+ now gets an 8MP f/1.7 front shooter that’s assisted with auto focus. Meanwhile, the rear retains a 12MP f/1.7 dual-pixel camera with Optical Image Stabilisation. Out of the box, it runs on Android 7.0 and it charges quickly via USB Type-C or wirelessly using both PMA and WPC standards. The wired adaptive fast charging brick is similar as before with a maximum output of 9V 1.67A. You can read our first impression of the Galaxy S8 here.

In terms of colours, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Orchid Gray.

Where to Pre-order

The official Samsung Malaysia pre-order is happening on their Galaxy S8 microsite beginning 10AM on 11 April 2017. During the pre-order, you would need to select your preferred model and pick-up location.

A deposit of RM300 is required which you can pay with either debit and credit card. You’ll need to settle the balance amount when you collect the device.

Pre-order Freebies

Limited edition starter kit
1X Clear cover
1X Screen Protector
1X Wireless charging stand
1X USB Charging cable

5,100mAh Power Bank

The pre-order bundle comes with their new slim powerbank that supports Fast Charging.

Samsung Protection Plus
This protection plan provides your Galaxy S8/S8+ with a warranty extension and phone screen protection. With this plan, your device warranty will be extended from 1 to 2 years and it comes with a one-time screen crack repair protection for the first 12 months. Take note there will be an additional service fee of RM100 if you need to replace the screen. You can read more about it here.

Galaxy S8/S8+ Availability

The Galaxy S8/S8+ will be available officially on 5th May 2017. However those that pre-order from Samsung Malaysia will be getting it a day earlier on 4th May 2017. Apart from Samsung Malaysia, you can get the same pre-order promotion from the following retailers:
SenHeng
11street
Lazada
Courts
Harvey Norman

The Galaxy S8/S8+ will also be available from the telcos such as Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Yes but so far they have yet to reveal their bundle plans and promotion.

UPDATE: Check out our Galaxy S8 Malaysian telco plan comparison.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:24  

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