Leading smartphone-maker Samsung is set to launch the company's new flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, in India on September 12.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the successor of the infamous Galaxy Note 7, which got axed soon after launch due to the flawed battery design that caused the device to catch fire. But the new 2017-series model is completely different, beautiful, feature-rich and touted to be much safer.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 flaunts a stunning 6.3-inch super AMOLED screen with Infinity Display feature, that make the screen cover more than 75 percent of the front-panel, offering a rich viewing experience and also improving visual appeal of the exterior looks by several notches compared to previous generation model.
Inside, it comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core/Samsung Exynos 8895 octa-core CPU (depending on the region of sale), 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage and a 3,300mAh battery with fast wire/wireless charging capabilities.
As far as the camera department is concerned, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with top-notch hardware.
It houses a dual-camera system — one 12 MP primary camera (Wide-angle lens with f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus) and another 12 MP Telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture and 2x Optical Zoom) with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). On the front, it features an equally impressive wide-angle 8MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture.
Like the rest of the Note series, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 too comes with an S Pen stylus, but with improved pressure sensitivity and several value-added features.
One praiseworthy aspect is the Screen Off memo, which allows users to take up to 100 pages of notes as soon as they remove the S Pen, pin notes to the Always On Display (AOD) and make edits directly from the AOD.
After the Galaxy Note 7 battery defect incidents in late 2016, Samsung set up a broad range of internal quality and safety measures to improve the product safety, including the eight point Battery Safety Check (BSC) and additional protocols like multi-layer safety measures.
The new Galaxy Note 8 has undergone the tests before getting the nod for mass production, and is not expected to go up in flames.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 India price and availability details:
The 64GB version of the Galaxy Note8 will cost Rs. 67,900. The new handset will be available from September 21.
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Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note8:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note8|
|Display||6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960x1440p) Super AMOLED screen, HDR 10 content compatible Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Android 8.0 Oreo is coming soon)|
Model 2 for EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), India and other regions: 10nm architecture 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8895 octa-core (2.3GHz cores x 4 + 1.7GHz cores x 4) CPU
|Network||4G LTE (Cat. 16)|
|S Pen||More sensitive, more brush features, S Memo, GIF animations with Smart Select, Air Command functions, Magnify, Translate, Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location, Screen off memo allows you to take up to one-hundred pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen, pin notes to the Always On Display and make edits directly from the Always On Display.|
|Add-ons||IP68 certified(both the Galaxy Note8 & S Pen), fingerprint sensor, facial recognition system, Iris scanner, SIM: single (type: nano)/hybrid (select markets; type nano + nano or micro SD),Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO 1024QAM), Samsung Pay via NFC (Near Field Communication) & MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), Type-C USB port, GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/ BeiDou, DeX support,|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue|
|Price||Rs. 67,900 (64GB)|