Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 in India, priced at Rs. 67900

Posted September 12, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 also features the dedicated Bixby button which is Samsung's own AI assistant.

Samsung is betting on the Note 8 to keep its market dominance as it competes with rival Apple Inc's latest iPhones due to be unveiled later on Tuesday.

Samsung says it is on track to produce a full-fledged folding smartphone. The smartphone was launched on August 23 and is now getting launched in India on September 12th. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available on Amazon India and Samsung Shop from 21st September for Rs. 67,900. "The company has partnered with Cashify for the upgrade program".

"Galaxy Note 8 with its stunning Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and a true Dual Camera, is designed for those who want to do bigger things".

According to SamMobile, the company is working on the software update for its Galaxy S8 series. Rest of the specifications are same.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB RAM; in some countries, it will be shipped with Samsung's Exynos chipset. If it happens, Samsung will most likely release the update in 2018.

Google Pixel (Pixel XL) is in the second position with a score of 89, and is followed by HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, and Sony Xperia X Performance with 88 points.

The phone is expected to launch with dual cameras and they are placed vertically this time. While the first one is a wide angled lens with f/1.7 aperture, the secondary camera includes a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture. While the front camera is a 8 megapixel camera. Also, both the sensors are Optically imaged Stabilized. If you can recall, it was the day the Galaxy Note 7 was launching in India that the first reports of the battery going boom started coming in. Also, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the world's first smartphone to come with Optical Image Stabilization in both the cameras. As before, they'll continue to pave the way for others to come. A microSD card slot is available for memory expansion. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity3 and features that enable users to express themselves better.

Samsung will also introduce Bixby Voice capabilities with "Make for India" innovations in its intelligent interface Bixby in the next few weeks.

Like many of its Galaxy Note predecessors, the Note 8's biggest USP is its big, but handsome, infinity display that has been crafted to catch your attention. Many users are willing to pay a premium for a handset that functions as not only a mobile phone, but also a personal computer, a video player, a gaming device, a GPS system, a music player, a reader, a flashlight and a wallet.