Samsung has launched the newest addition to its Note series, which is known as the Galaxy Note 8, in India. The Galaxy Note 8 takes few features from the company’s Galaxy S8 and S8+.But adds more features to it,that makes the phablet much better than its predecessor.
Let us take a look into its specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a pixel density of 521ppi and a screen aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores clocked at 1.7GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.The Galaxy Note 8 has been launched in its 64GB internal storage variant in India which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD cardin a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The smartphone out of the box runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the company’s own customisations on top.
Now coming to the camera, Galaxy Note 8 features a dual rear facing camera setup, complete with Dual OIS (optical image stabilisation). In which one is a 12-megapixel sensor coupled with a wide-angle lens, Dual Pixel autofocus and optical image stabilisation. The second sensor is also a 12-megapixel offering, paired with a telephoto lens and optical image stabilisation. The dual camera setup enables the Galaxy Note 8 to provide depth-of-field effects like Bokeh (with real-time and after the fact adjustment), 2x optical zoom, as well as capture an image simultaneously with each camera. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera.
About the connectivity options on the smartphone include, a dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) with 4G VoLTE , dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, MST, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, iris sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB light sensor.The smartphone is powered by a 3300mAh battery, has wireless charging, supporting the WPC and PMA Fast Charging standards compatible with Quick Charge 2.0. The S Pen stylus is also IP68-certified, just like the phone, with both capable of withstanding immersion in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes. Other features include a dedicated Bixby button, to access Samsung virtual assistant.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in India is said to be Rs. 67,900, It will be available in its Maple Gold and Midnight Black colour variants. The smartphone is now available for pre-bookings in India, and will start shipping to users from September 21. Early buyers will also get a free wireless charger bundled with the smartphone, as well as a one-time screen replacement.The smartphone will be available to by via select Samsung retail stores, the Samsung online store, as well as Amazon India. The phone will be bundled with a free clear case, and AKG-tuned headphones.