Nearly eight months after the launch of the Galaxy S8 smartphone, Samsung has introduced the sixth colour variant of the smartphone. The handset is now also available in ‘Burgundy Red’, a colour which for now is exclusive to the Galaxy S8 only. Neither the Galaxy S8 Plus nor the older Galaxy S7 models come with this particular colour version.
But not everyone will be able to get their hands on the colour variant just yet. The ‘Burgundy Red’ colour is only limited to South Korea for now. However, it will be rolling out to other markets as well in the coming days.
“The new, luxurious hue accentuates the elegance of the Galaxy S8’s ergonomic glass and metal form, creating a seamless and refined aesthetic that will resonate with a wide range of tastes,” says Samsung in the newsroom post.
In India, the Galaxy S8 is only available in three colours — Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Mapple Gold. The Galaxy S8+ is however, available in an additional colour – Coral Blue. For what’s worth, the Samsung Galaxy S8 already comes in five colour variants – Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold. The Galaxy S7 Edge came in Pearl Black, Black Onyx, Coral Blue, Titanium Silver, Pink Gold, Platinum Gold and Pearl White.
Brushing up the spec-sheet, the Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QuadHD+ (2960×1440) ‘Infinity Display’ with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 570 ppi pixel density. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 8895 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage.
On the optics front, the Galaxy S8 sports the same 12MP dual-pixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS that was used in the Galaxy S7. There is an 8MP autofocus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
You can get the device from e-commerce websites in India at around Rs 58,000.