Following the global announcement last month, Samsung has launched the flagship Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in India. It is expected to go on sale on September 21. The base model of the phone is priced at Rs 67,900. Considering that the previous Note handset had self-immolation tendencies, the pricing is quite steep.
Early customers will get a complimentary one-time free screen replacement. If you pre-order the device, you will also receive a free wireless charger.
The phone is made of top-notch glass and metal. The company has achieved IP 68 certification for water and dust resistance without compromising on aesthetics.
The phone features a 6.3-inch OLED ‘Infinity Display’. In simple words, the screen is curved on the sides with absolutely no bezels. It features a pixel-packed screen with 3840×2160 resolution. What separates it from its sibling though is the smart stylus S-Pen. it is quite handy in taking down notes and quick annotations.
The Note 8 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset in the US. For rest of the world including India, the Note 8 will be equipped with Samsung’s in-house Exynos Octa core SoC (System on Chip). The phone has 6 GB RAM. The phone has 3300 mAh battery, which hopefully won’t burst like its predecessor.
This is the first Samsung phone to feature a 12 MP dual-camera setup. For better low-light performance, Samsung has thrown in OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) tech. For selfies, you get an 8 MP camera.
The device sure looks interesting on paper and has also garnered record pre-orders in the US. However, it will be interesting to see how the consumers react to it after Apple unveils its new phones in next few hours.