The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has officially made its international debut after months of anticipation following the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7. The phone carries forward the Galaxy S8’s legacy by retaining a number of its top highlights, while adding a few features of its own.
Samsung hasn’t announced when the Galaxy Note 8 will be arriving in India. Amazon will reportedly be selling it in the nation when it does. The phone is supposed to hit shops around the world on September 15. It’s currently up for pre-orders in the US at a minimum $930 (about Rs 59580) price tag. It might sell for around Rs 70000 here, comparable to the Galaxy S8 Plus’ original Rs 74900 cost.
Samsung’s top pitches to entice consumers are the massive 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, revamped S Pen, and 12MP dual rear cameras. The first is a holdover from the Galaxy S8 but looks a bit different thanks to a larger screen and more squarish look.
The S Pen has become narrower and more sensitive thanks to having a 0.7mm tip and 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. It now comes with a Live Messages feature to draw on photos and create GIFs from videos. The stylus has even gained the ability to translate entire sentences and convert currency.
As for the 12MP twin-snapper setup, Samsung claims it’s the first to feature OIS on both the lenses. The duo consists of a telephoto snapper and a wide-angle shooter equipped with an aperture of f/1.7, a Dual Pixel sensor, and autofocus. A Dual Capture mode allows for a close-up and background photo to be taken simultaneously.
A quick summary of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s specifications:
– OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
– Display: 6.3-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 6GB
– CPU: Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
– Battery: 3300mAh
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Weight: 195g
– Size: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
We’ll let you know the moment the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 makes its way to India.