While the world is waiting for Apple’s launch event where iPhone 8 and iPhone X are expected to be unveiled, the company’s one of the biggest competitors, Samsung has made a touchdown in India with its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which comes with a price tag of Rs 67,900.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the successor of the now defunct Galaxy Note 7 and was first unveiled by Samsung on August 11 at its unpacked event in New York City. In India, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available from September 21 while pre-orders have begun from today itself, for both online and offline buying and it will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold color options in India.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review

As far as online buying is concerned, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be exclusive to Samsung’s own store as well as Amazon India and will ship in with a USB connector, micro-USB to USB Type-C converter, AKG-tuned headphones, fast charging adapter and a clear protective case.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a huge 6.3-inch Infinity Display which comes with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, S Pen support which is better than ever and a dual rear camera setup which is the first on any Samsung smartphone till date, makes this device one of the biggest launched of the year in India.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications

  • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440) Super AMOLED Infinity display which comes with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, offering 522ppi.
  • Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 SoC coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
  • 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage options, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD.
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI on top.
  • Fingerprint scanner at the rear and Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED Flash, wide-angle lens, OIS and a secondary 12MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, telephoto lens, 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom.
  • An 8MP auto focus front shooter with a wide-angle lens and f/1.7 aperture.
  • Both cameras come with the support of 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p HD video at 30fps and 60 fps, and 720p HD recording at 30fps.
  • 3300mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA).
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68 rating)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Heart Rate Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor and Iris Sensor.
  • 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), GPS with GLONASS, VHT80 MU-MIMO, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC and MST.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Dimensions:162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm; Weight: 195g.
  • Color Options: Midnight Black and Maple Gold

While the S Pen stylus is also IP68-certified and can withstand immersion in up to 1.5 meters of water, same is the case with the phone, for up to 30 minutes.

To Read Our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review, Click Here.

image source: Indianexpress
image source: Indianexpress

As part of the introductory offer, on pre-booking the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, users will get a one-time screen replacement offer as well as a free convertible wireless charger, while there’s a special launch offer for HDFC Credit Card users of Rs 4,000 cash back.

In addition, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 customers will get a Double Data offer on Jio, under which will get up to 448 GB of extra 4G data for a period of 8 months, as well as the Jio Prime Membership.

The South Korean company also announced a ‘Samsung Upgrade’ program offer, where interested buyers can exchange their old smartphones for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

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