The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have already made waves the world over. It’s Malaysia’s turn. The launch was emceed by Malaysian Comedian extraordinaire, Harith Iskander! The man truly knows how to breathe life into the event. However, the star of the show was definitely the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with its Infinity Display. The launch event also served as a launch for the S8 roadshows happening in Klang Valley (Sunway Pyramid), Penang (Queensbay Mall) and Johor (Sutera Mall). The roadshows highlight some of the key features of the device: the display, DeX and the Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are devices which hold a whole lot of firsts for the South Korean brand. It is also a radical change for the now iconic Samsung design. The Galaxy S8 is the first Samsung device with a bezel-less design and also the first to not feature a fingerprint sensor. It comes with the cutting edge 10nm FinFET processor which packs performance in a power efficient package. The device has been getting rave reviews across the board and is looking to be Samsung’s best-selling device to date. In fact, according to Mr Lee Jui Siang, Vice President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics’ Mobile and IT Business, the pre-orders in Malaysia beat the S7 edge pre-orders 4 to 1. He attributed this success to not only the sexy new design but also to Samsung’s proactive measures to run the pre-orders with multiple partners including LAZADA, 11street and Senheng.
Speaking of Samsung’s success and also their new eye-catching design of the Galaxy S8, Mr Lee remarked, “We firmly believe that meaningful progress can only happen when you dare to defy barriers; and the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are true representations of our technology prowess and fine examples of how we push boundaries. By reshaping the device that we have all come to intimately know and rely on, and adding to it an exciting suite of new features, our latest addition to the Galaxy line-up define what it means to simply ‘unbox your phone’. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ open a gateway to a rich mobile life that takes you beyond the boundaries of today’s experiences and unlock the full potential of your imagination.””
The newest addition to Samsung’s Flagship Android lineup is now officially available nationwide. It will run you a whopping RM3,299 (USD$760.13) for the regular S8 and RM3,699 (USD852.31) for the S8+. Those who’ve preordered the devices have been able to collect them since May 4th from the Samsung Experience Store that was chosen during the pre-order. However, if you missed out on the pre-order promotions, Samsung is running more promotions at their roadshows and also at Samsung Experience stores. If you still need alternatives, carriers such as Celcom are also having new promos for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ making them even more affordable.