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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus will be available in Bahrain from April 28

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Samsung has launched two of its latest smartphones - Galaxy S8 and S8+ - in Bahrain. Both these models boast stunning infinity display, connected ecosystem of services and an intelligent interface.

The 'Smartphones Without Limits' were launched at an exclusive event held at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.

The latest smartphone pushes the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless screen hardware design and a variety of new service offerings, said a top official.

“The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ usher in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic services, opening the door for new ways to experience the world,” said Tarek Sabbagh, head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 and S8+ represents, not just the launch of a brand new device in the region, but a whole new way to create experiences. Knowing that exploring the world and new cultures is something that people across the region love, we have tied up with Etihad airways and Hotels.com to reward our loyal customers.”

Those who purchase the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be able to enjoy 30 per cent off in Economy and Business Class with Etihad Airways. Furthermore, customers will be able to save up to 40 per cent on hotel bookings worldwide and enjoy an extra 12 per cent off coupon in partnership with hotels.com. This offer is available to customers in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.

Mohammad Al Bulooki, executive vice president commercial at Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad Airways’ partnership with Samsung sees two brands committed to technological innovation coming together to deliver this incredible offer. It applies not only to Etihad Airways’ flights, but also across the seven airlines that make up Etihad Airways Partners. We are constantly looking for new ways to connect with our guests and this is a perfect example.”

The Galaxy S8 builds on Samsung’s heritage of creating stunning designs and functional devices. Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The Galaxy S8’s compact design enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back and provides a durable and a high-quality finish.

With the launch of multiple services and apps, as well as a stunning Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ bring a new level of functionality and convenience, opening up a galaxy of possibilities.

In addition to the new design innovations, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.

Regarding security, these latest phones are built on Samsung Knox, a defence-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also come with features including IP68 water and dust resistance; microSD support up to 256GB; always-on display as well as fast and wireless charging capabilities.

With the new Bixby intelligent interface button, users will be able to conveniently access and navigate through services and apps with simple touch, vision and text commands. Contextual awareness capabilities enable Bixby to offer personalised help based on what it continues to learn about the user’s interests, situation and location.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available across major retailers in Bahrain from April 28 at BHD 290 for the Galaxy S8 and BHD 330 for the S8+ and will be offered in a rich colour palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, and Maple Gold.

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