It’s almost two months since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 handset that seems to be doing quite well in the hands of first-time grabbers.
The phone, however, has now reached the Indian market as well. The handset came on the same day Apple showcased its latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X smartphone.
The phone highlights a Bixby virtual assistant and a massive 6.3-inch Infinity Display tagged with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Talking about price, the new Galaxy Note 8 is tagged Rs. 67,900, and comes bearing 64GB of internal storage option. The handset comes in Maple Gold and Midnight Black color versions.
Currently available for pre-booking, the handset will begin rolling out to users from September 21 and first-time buyers are expected get a free wireless charger coupled with the handset as well as a one-time replacement of screen.
In terms of specs, the dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat based on the company’s own and packs a 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display tagged with a pixel density of 521ppi and a screen aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
Interestingly, the phone comes with default FHD+ resolution that can now to QHD+ via settings. Powered by a Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC, the handset comes bearing 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
In the camera department, the phone sports a dual rear camera setup, that consists of one 12-megapixel sensor equipped with a wide-angle lens, Dual Pixel autofocus, a f/1.7 aperture, and optical image stabilization.
Offering a 64GB internal storage unit that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB), the handset also comes with connectivity options including 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.
It comes with onboard sensors including accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, an iris sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB light sensor.