Samsung has cut down the price of Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant by Rs 4,000 in India. Customers can now buy the premium flagship smartphone at a lowered price from Samsung's official online retail website. The premium flagship smartphone was priced at Rs 74,900 at launch but is now selling at Rs 70,900 on the official online store of the company.
While Samsung has not given out a reason for the price cut, we guess this is either to do with the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) or to do with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet.
The recent tax reform rolled out by the Indian government on 1 July saw price tags of electronics goods drop and rise. The prices of phones manufactured in India got a price cut because of decrease in the rate of taxes levied on these phone. The the discounts bring greater benefits for locally assembled smartphones, as the government looks to boost manufacturing in India. As it turns out the Galaxy S8 models are assembled in India.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ features a massive 6.2-inch bezel-less, edge-to-edge AMOLED based Infinity Display, a 12 MP f/1.7 rear camera, an 8 MP f/1.7 front camera. Inside there is an Exynos 8895 SoC and the smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The phone features an iris scanner and face recognition technology to unlock the phone. Samsung S8+ packs in a 3,500 mAh battery with wireless and fast-charging options. The memory can be expanded upto 256 GB using an external microSD card.