As the pre-sale bookings of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 set new records, the much-awaited phablet has landed in India. After being hit by an avalanche of bad press with the Note 7, its successor is back in full swing. Highlights include the Signature Styles, an Infinity display and the best possible hardware available along with dual rear cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Features:
Samsung Galaxy Design
Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a striking similarity to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus barring difference in screen size and internal specifications. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 beauty can be attributed to its metal and glass design. The inner chassis is made of premium quality metal slapped with glass on top.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Display and hardware
The phone flaunts a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display (1440 x 2960 pixels) with 18:5:9 aspect ratio. It has 521ppi pixel density and is HDR 10 compliant. The Note 8 display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Indian variant rocks an Exynos 8895 chipset along with 6GB RAM and Mali G71 MP20 GPU. It comes with 64GB/128GB onboard storage that you can expand to up to 256GB with a microSD card.
It also comes with an Iris scanner, a fingerprint sensor, and facial recognition for secure and convenient unlocking.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Camera
Samsung has made an incremental upgrade to what was earlier considered as one of the best smartphone camera available. The new Note is equipped with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. USP of this dual camera setup is that both sensors come with optical image stabilization. As of now, it is the only smartphone in the market that has OIS on the secondary sensor too. Samsung Note 8 has a wide-angle 26mm lens with f/1.7 aperture on the primary sensor + 12MP telephoto 52mm lens with a f/2.4 aperture that offers up to 2X optical zoom. Like the Galaxy S8, the 8-megapixel selfie shooter also supports auto-focus.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Software and S-Pen
Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Experience UX 8.5 as of now. Like the S8, there is a dedicated Bixby button and this time Samsung’s own digital assistant will talk to you.
The S-Pen has matured and has few new tricks up in its sleeves. Now it lets you take up to 100 pages of note when the display is off. Apart from this, Samsung has come up with Live Messages which is similar to Apple’s iMessage feature. Now you can write or draw a message and save it in GIF. Also with new S-pen you can instantly translate a sentence into 71 languages.
Samsung Note 8 Battery
Samsung Note 8 packs a 3,300mAh non-removable battery which, as per Samsung claims, has under gone 8-point quality check procedure. It supports both wireless charging and fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price In India, Availability and Launch Offer
The Samsung Note 8 India price is fixed at Rs. 67,990 and the phone will be available on Amazon and all other leading retail outlets. As a launch offer, Samsung is bundling a wireless charger and one time screen replacement with the phone. HDFC customers will also get Rs. 4000 cashback with Note 8 purchase. Also, Samsung and Jio offer double data offer.
The Samsung Note 8 sale in India starts from September 25. Samsung is offering the Note 8 in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue hues.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications: All You Need To Know
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Display||6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio; 83.2% screen-to-body ratio|
|Processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895; Adreno 540 GPU/ Mali G71|
|Internal Storage||64GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Software||Android 7.1 Nougat, with Experience UX 8.5|
|Primary Camera||12MP+12MP, wide-angle+telephoto lens|
|Secondary Camera||8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm|
|Battery||3300mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless|
|Others||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC, MST|