After Apple, Samsung is the one brand which made tablets popular. However, when tablets became mundane, Samsung was the brand which introduced the concept of the “Note” phone which was later known as phablets. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was a device which was one of its kinds when it released, and the other brands obviously jumped the bandwagon later. The Note has been around since years, and has kept evolving; marketed as a phone for creative artists, entrepreneurs, and business owners, the device has metamorphosed into the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is going to be launched on the 12th of September 2017.
All you need to know about the product
Going by the news, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has hit the highest ever pre-order for a Note phone. As per Samsung officials, pre-orders reached about 650,000 Note 8 handsets over five days from about 40 countries. The predecessor, Note 7 was rather infamous as it caused battery fires thus resulting in the brand to pull back the device. The fact, that the demand of the mobile is so high, even after the whole fiasco is astounding. This shows that Note users are loyal to the product, and that is definitely because of the performance of its predecessors.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a flagship device for the brand which will be priced approximately, Rs 67,900. The S Pen has been a characteristic feature of this device and packs in a lot more features with the new launch. The camera is a standout feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it is also the first Samsung phone to have a dual camera system on the back. It employs two 12 megapixel sensor with a wide angle and a telephoto lens, respectively. For the first time, both lenses are optically stabilized so you get shake-free photos and videos even from the telephoto lens while using a 2x zoom. Coming to the selfie camera, Samsung has chosen to use an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with an aperture of f/1.7.
Talking about the looks department, the phone happens to be an absolute beaut! It huge, with a 6.3 inches 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display with curved edges and corners, Exynos 9 Octa processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. The phone is also IP68 dust and water resistance certified. Powering it is a 3300mAh battery, which is smaller than the 3500mAh battery on the smaller S8+. It is quite obvious that Samsung is trying to redeem itself, with this launch after all that happened with the Note 7. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are also on the verge of being launched, this phone will have some very tough competition to fight. However, going by the pre-orders, Samsung, must be satisfied, that this phone has been well received by tech enthusiasts, and Note lovers.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specification
The phone has an inbuilt memory of 64GB and will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colors, so there is a variant for both men as well as women. The brand will start shipping the product to those who have booked it, September 21st onwards. Early buyers will also get a free wireless charger bundled with the smartphone, as well as a one-time screen replacement. If you plan on buying the device online, then you can get your hands on it via the Samsung online store or Amazon India. In case you are the skeptic kind, then you can have a careful look at the product in select Samsung stores before you buy it. A special festive offer of Rs. 4,000 cashback for HDFC credit card users was also announced. Samsung also detailed an up to 448GB additional Reliance Jio data offer (over 8 months, with Jio Prime membership complimentary) for Galaxy Note 8 buyers. The company unveiled a Samsung Upgrade Program offer, where buyers can exchange their old Galaxy Note smartphones for additional discounts.
The Samsung has launched the phone at a very good time. With the festivities coming along, it looks like the product will sell like hot cake here in India. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the company’s own customizations on top. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE (LTE Cat. 16), 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 are an barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, an iris sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB light sensor.
The Note series is definitely back with a bang! The device is absolutely stunning, and ticks all the right boxes. The display may be too large for some, but if you love using your phone for multimedia usage, it is amazing for you. The S Pen features is an added advantage with premium pricing. If you are a Note user, on the lookout for an upgrade, this is the ultimate option for you, however, the price is a little too steep, but if you are willing to pay for it, then the device will prove to be worthy of your money. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a very good phone which slightly lower price if you do not want to go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
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