May 25: Samsung is taking on the flagship newcomers in the market by launching a new budget version of its flagship Galaxy S8 device. Called the Light Luxury version, the new smartphone was launched in China to take on the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor View 10 devices.
Samsung does have the habit of launching scaled down version of its higher-end devices under the Light. But with Galaxy S8 Light Luxury, Samsung has taken the standards up a notch. As indicated by the name, the Galaxy S8 Light Luxury does offer many alluring features under a budget price tag.
The most noticeable feature is the Infinity Display. Samsung’s full view display, which made debut in the Galaxy S8, has been retained in the lighter version, though with a reduced Full HD resolution. However, Samsung has retained the curves in the 5.8-inch display unlike in it’s A-series devices to make the device fall in line with that of the flagship branding.
To take the pricing down, Samsung has also replaced the Snapdragon835/Exynos chipset with the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The device still bundles 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is exactly what the main version offers.
There’s also a 16MP rear-shooter and 8MP rear-shooter, which should deliver good quality images. Additionally, the device also features wireless charging, facial recognition, and water-resistance despite the budget tag.
All these are being made available in a price-tag of £432, which is way lesser than the pricing of the Galaxy S8 smartphone. The device will be available in red and black color variants. Pre-orders have already commenced for users in the Chinese market, but there’s no word on when or whether Samsung will take it out to the remaining markets.