Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched in India at Rs. 67,900
The much-awaited launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here. This and Apple's latest iPhone X have been the hottest new phones of 2017 yet. Google and Nokia will also be unveiling their flagship phones soon. While Google Pixel 2 is expected in October, Nokia 8 will likely arrive as early as this month. Find out all about Samsung's exciting new gadget here!
The Galaxy Note 8 will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colours at a price of Rs. 67,900. HDFC credit card users can get cashback of Rs. 4,000. Though it will hit the markets on September 21, pre-bookings have started from today. There are other early bird offers: a wireless fast charger and one-time screen replacement, both completely free.
In case you need a quick refresher, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 in its Unpacked event, which was held in New York on August 23. The smartphone features a 6.3-inch Super QuadHD+ Super AMOLED 'Infinity' display and dual rear camera setup. There's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC processor and a 3300mAh battery under its hood and the device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The Note 8 will come fitted with Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant. Bixby Voice will also be arriving in India on September 30: it has been customized for Indian accents. It can also translate languages- just point the camera at a signboard to start translating!
The S-Pen now allows users to take notes of up to 100 pages even when the phone screen is off. The stylus has a much finer tip and better pressure sensitivity. S-Pen can also be used in messaging apps; users can create art (pictures and gifs) and share it with others. It can also highlight and translate text into as many as 71 languages.
Galaxy Note 8 is quite important for the South Korean company. It needs to get this device right considering the Note 7 fiasco last year. Only a few days after launch, a series of explosion incidents halted the Note 7's production and distribution.