Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ launched in Malaysia: Here’s all you need to know

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are officially launched in Malaysia and it will be on sale nationwide beginning tomorrow, 5th May 2017. For those who have pre-ordered between 11-13 April, you can collect your device today at your designated collection points or delivery location. According to Samsung Malaysia, the Galaxy S8/S8+ pre-order was a success and they had received 4 times the amount of orders compared to last year’s Galaxy S7 edge.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Price and colour options

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are priced at RM3,299 and RM3,699 respectively inclusive of GST. At the moment, Samsung is only offering 3 colours – Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs

For Malaysia, we are getting a single 64GB storage option for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8″ Quad HD Super AMOLED display and it runs on Samsung’s 10nm Exynos 8895 processor with 4GB of RAM.

The 64GB storage can be expanded further by adding a microSD card onto its hybrid dual-SIM slot. For imaging, it gets a 12MP f/1.7 dual-pixel camera with OIS while the front gets an 8MP f/1.7 shooter which now comes with Auto Focus. If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out our camera comparison.

The Galaxy S8 comes with a 3,000mAh battery and it supports adaptive fast charging on USB Type-C. Like its previous flagship models, the Galaxy S8 also supports fast wireless charging on both PMA/WPC standards.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8+ is the bigger screen model with a 6.2″ Quad HD AMOLED display and a larger 3,500mAh battery. The rest of the hardware are identical to the smaller Galaxy S8. You can find out what we think in our full review.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available at their official authorised outlets and resellers such as Havey Norman, Courts and SenHeng beginning 5 May 2017. Alternatively, you can pick one up from the telcos which include Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Yes.

At the time of writing, the 5 telcos have yet to reveal their full plans for launch day but you can take a look at our telco plan comparison that’s based on their pre-order offers.

Galaxy S8 Launch Day Roadshow Promotion

In conjunction with the launch, Samsung Malaysia is running a 3-day roadshow between 5-7 May at Sunway Pyramid, Queensbay Mall Penang and Sutera Mall Johor Bahru. Early birds will be able to get a free limited edition starter kit (Clear Cover, Screen Protector, Wireless Charging Stand, USB TypeC Cable) and a 5,100mAh power pack while stocks last. In addition, they are offering a 50% off for the new Gear 360 camera (RRP: RM999)and Gear VR headset with controller (RRP: 499) to those who purchase a Galaxy S8/S8+ on the same day at the roadshow venue.

Take note that the early bird freebies are limited to 400 units in the Klang Valley, 150 units in Penang and 150 units in Johor Bahru which are split evenly for both the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung Malaysia is also offering a Trade-up program with valuation by Ingram Micro. You can learn more about their Roadshow promotion here.

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Alexander Wong