Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 in India

Samsung launched its new big-screen Note phablet Galaxy Note 8 in India on Tuesday. The Galaxy Note 8 is successor to the now defunct Galaxy Note 7 and was first announced by Samsung at its unpacked event in New York City on August 11. In India, the Galaxy Note 8 will be available for buying starting from September 21 — with pre-orders beginning from today — both online and offline in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options.

Online the Galaxy Note 8 will sell exclusively via Samsung’s own store and Amazon India. The phone will ship with AKG-tuned headphones and a clear protective case in the box.

The Galaxy Note 7 introduced many an industry-firsts back in the day. It came with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. It was, in fact, the first Note-series device to come with dust and water-resistant capabilities.

Samsung was also able to IP68 certify the included S Pen. Base storage started at 64 gigs, and the Note 7 also supported expandable storage of up to 256GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. It came with a Quad-HD screen resolution and allowed users to manually change the screen’s resolution to HD and Full-HD as well, to conserve battery.

There was also HDR-mode for videos. On the camera front, it came with a 12-megapixel ‘dual-pixel’ rear (with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation) and a 5-megapixel front shooter combo. Galaxy Note 8 Priced at Rs 67,900 .



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