Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Samsung Launches The Galaxy Note 8 For Rs 67900

It is also worth noting that the Note 8 is now the world's most expansive mass-market smartphone. TheSamsung has already received over 2.5 lakhs pre-bookings.

The Note 8 will see Samsung India introducing "Bixby" - its voice-powered digital assistant - in India in the next few weeks.

Needless to say, Samsung has a lot riding on the Galaxy Note 8, especially after the battery debacle that seemingly damages the Note series reputation.

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8 in India. The display is AMOLED which ensures sharp image quality. In India, Samsung will be offering the flagship phablet in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colors.

The Galaxy Note 8 is carved out of glass - Corning's new Gorilla Glass 5 - and metal.

In India, Samsung led the smartphone segment with 24 per cent share in April-June 2017 quarter. On the camera front, it came with a 12-megapixel "dual-pixel" rear (with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation) and a 5-megapixel front shooter combo. This dual camera setup includes a telephoto lens which lets you create the Bokeh effect and the 2X optical zoom.

Galaxy Note 8 is fitted with a 12MP dual-camera system at the rear, along side a flash and fingerprint sensor. The front camera has an 8MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and also records 4K UHD videos at 30 FPS. For multi tasking objective, the Oreo update will offer picture-in-picture feature. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has wireless charging, supporting the WPC and PMAFast Charging standards compatible with Quick Charge 2.0. It comes with 6 GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

The Note 8 runs Samsung's take on the Android 7.1.1, which enables nifty tricks such as simultaneously running two apps. The Note 8 apparently comes with an S-Pen but with improved 4096 level of the pressure comes with Bixby support as well. Fortunately, the 3.5mm headphone jack isn't skipped.

The iPhone X will also have an OLED display, which provides more vivid visuals for the smart phone. 16, Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for wireless connections. This has been tweaked to cater to the Indian accents.

The India variant of the Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 67,900. It will be available online through Amazon India and Samsung's official e-store. It will also be available in select offline retailers. Those who pre-book the device will get the device starting from September 21. The device also offers heart rate monitor sensor, finger print sensor, 3D facial recognition sensor and the list goes on. Additionally, users can avail an extra cashback of Rs 4,000 on HDFC Bank credit cards. Reliance Jio users can get up to 448GB additional data when they buy the Galaxy Note 8.

"Since the unpack event last month, many business partners and our customers have told us that initial response (for the Galaxy Note 8) is good", Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics, told reporters at a gathering in Seoul.

Meanwhile, there's a possibility that Samsung will update its newly-launched #Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo very soon.

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