Ahead of Apple event, Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 in India
Last Updated: 12 Sep 2017 04:33 PM
- Samsung today unveiled its latest flagship 'Galaxy Note 8' in India to consolidate its dominant position in the premium smartphone market, hours ahead of global rival Apple unveiling the latest iPhone.
- This is Samsung's first smartphone to feature dual camera set-up at the rear with portrait mode and dual optical image stabilisation (OIS). It also comes with "Bixby" intelligent assistant, water and dust resistance and iris scanner. (AFP Photo)
- Similar to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, the Note 8 also sports "Infinity Display" with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
- The 6.3-inch screen is Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Note 8 sports top-notch features such as 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. (AP Photo)
- Galaxy Note 8 will come with 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core processor in regions like India and other Asian countries. The dual cameras at the back include a 12MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 12MP telephoto lens with aperture of f/2.4. (AP Photo)
- The 8MP front camera also comes with optical image stabilisation. The "S Pen" stylus with Galaxy Note 8 comes with a latency of less than 50 milliseconds. (AP Photo)
- The smartphone also comes with USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. A 3,300mAh battery powers the Note 8 with support for fast-charging and wireless fast charging. (AP Photo)
- The handset also houses a microSD card slot for expandable storage. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS. Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top.
- Note 8's 'Screen Off memo' allows users to take up to 100-pages of notes, without even unlocking the phone. Samsung will also offer a one-year year screen replacement warranty on the device along with a free convertible wireless charger. (AP Photo)
- Samsung has also introduced 'Samsung Upgrade' programme to allow existing Galaxy users to find out the exchange value for their device using the 'My Galaxy' app on their phones and trade the device at a retail store near them. (AFP Photo)
First Published: 12 Sep 2017 04:33 PM