Samsung Galaxy Note 9 surely stole the thunder with its note-worthy upgrades, but its predecessor Galaxy Note 8 is still a worthy choice for those who want a premium phablet experience. Ahead of the Galaxy Note 9's release in India on August 22, Samsung has made a compelling offer on its Galaxy Note 8 that many will find hard to refuse.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched at Rs 67,900 last year, but it can now be grabbed with up to Rs 16,000 off. Interested buyers can fetch Rs 12,000 flat discount on the handset's price and another Rs 4,000 cashback on using their HDFC credit card. This puts the effective price of Galaxy Note 8 in India at Rs 51,900.

The price cut is currently reflecting on Samsung's official online store as well as on In case buyers do not have HDFC credit card, has other offers such as 5 percent instant discount on using HDFC Bank debit card or No Cost EMI facility using Bajaj Finserv and on all major credit cards.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as seen on its official website
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as seen on its official websiteSamsung

This is a smart move on behalf of Samsung as the Galaxy Note 9 is priced at Rs 67,900 for 128GB variant. Samsung is also offering Rs 6,000 cashback on buying the smartphone using HDFC credit card or at Paytm Mall along with an additional Rs 6,000 off on exchanging select models such as OnePlus 5, Oppo F7, Oppo R11 and R11 Plus.

If the customers cannot afford the Galaxy Note 9, the generous price cut makes a sound deal. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, dual 12MP cameras at the back and an 8MP front-facing snapper.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with Exynos 8895 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage, 3,300mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support, and Android 8.0 Oreo OS. The handset also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, an iris scanner, Samsung Pay support, USB Type-C port, dual SIM card support and the lauded S-Pen.