The Samsung Galaxy S8 will now be offered in Burgundy Red color option in India, alongside the already available Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, and Orchid Gray variants. The announcement comes about a month after the company's new Galaxy S9 flagship was announced in the country. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S8 still continues to be one of its best-selling smartphones a year after its debut in India. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, including the 128GB variant of the latter, will be available in the Burgundy Red color starting this Friday, April 13. The new color variant was first announced last November and was later made available exclusively in South Korea. It is still not known if Samsung will further expand the variant's availability to other markets.
Following the launch of the Galaxy S9 in India, Samsung announced a price cut for its 2017 flagships. Their prices were brought down to Rs. 49,990 ($769) and Rs. 53,990 ($830), respectively, and the Burgundy Red color variants of the phablets will also be available at the same prices. Samsung has partnered with Paytm to provide an extra cashback of Rs. 10,000 ($154) to consumers. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus were launched in India last month with a similar cashback offer, priced at Rs. 57,900 ($891) and Rs. 64,900 ($998), respectively.
Apart from the color, the new variant is identical to the currently available Galaxy S8 models. The Indian models of both devices come powered by the Exynos 8895 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM for the variant with 64GB of internal storage, while the Galaxy S8 Plus variant with 128GB of internal storage comes paired with 6GB of RAM. The phones support dual-SIM capabilities and were recently updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in India. The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, while the screen found on the S8 Plus measures in at 6.2 inches, with both having a QHD+ resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels in an unconventional 18.5:9 aspect ratio. A 12-megapixel camera sensor comes included on both devices which ship with 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries.