Samsung Galaxy S8 "Infinity Display" could cost you a fortune

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 28, 2017, 2:22 pm IST
Updated Apr 28, 2017, 2:47 pm IST
Galaxy S8 Plus screen replacement could cost 25 per cent more than the Galaxy S7 Edge display
Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone
 Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

No matter how the nearly all-glass design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is breathtaking, your pocket will suffer a fortune on just one accidental face-down drop of the smartphone.

A report by Android Headlines claims the Galaxy S8 Plus screen replacement could cost 25 per cent more than the Galaxy S7 Edge's screen. According to the report, Galaxy S8 screen could cost €250 (approx. Rs 17,500) while it is €200 (approx. Rs 14,000) for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

The screen of Samsung’s latest flagship is more vulnerable in comparison to its predecessor. In a recent screen test, SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans, found Galaxy S8 screens to "extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle” due to an all-design body it features.

However, Samsung has not yet officially announced the replacement cost of Galaxy S8 display.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. There’s 64/128GB storage on board along with 256GB expandable microSD card slot. A 12MP f1.7 dual pixel camera does the rear camera’s duty while an 8MP f1.7 auto-focus camera is there to work as the front camera.  The standard S8 has a 5.8-inch 1440p AMOLED “Infinity Display” while the S8+ has to do with a 6.2-inch 1440p version of the same.





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