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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch in India on September 11

After its official unveiling in New York, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is on its way to India. As per reliable sources, the Note 8 will be launched in India on September 11. This year’s Note Flagship comes with multiple hardware and software updates from Samsung.

The Signature S-Pen is now more refined and can do more even with the screen locked. The device specifications include a Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB Internal memory, and dual Cameras with a 6.3 inch display.

What’s new in the Galaxy Note 8?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8Multiple new features and refinements follow the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Starting off with the S-Pen, it now comes with a finer tip and can take up to 100 pages of notes even when the screen is turned off.

Cameras on the Galaxy Note 8 are the first in their class to feature independent OIS on a dual camera setup. Coming to the Bixby voice assistant, you will get to see a more refined, deep learning version of the Bixby on the Galaxy Note 8.

Other special features include App pairing Edge which launches two pre-selected apps in multiwindow mode with just one click.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

In terms of the display, you will get a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution. It is an Infinity display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It features on-screen navigation buttons, comes with IP68 certified water and dust resistant body and the front camera doubles up as an Iris scanner.

The rear camera is a set of two 12MP sensors, where one is a Wide angle lens with f/1.7 aperture, and other is a telephoto lens with 2x Optical zoom, both with independent OIS. An 8MP shooter with f/1.7 sits at the front for selfies. A fingerprint sensor sits next to the rear-camera setup.

Coming to hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with either a Snapdragon 835, or an Exynos 8895 processor, both of which are octa-core. It will further sport 6GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage along with 256GB expansion option via microSD card.

On the performance front, you get Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with Grace UX UI on top. The phone features an always on display and Note taking capabilities even when the screen is off.

Powered by a 3,300 mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a Dual Sim 4G VoLTE capable handset that comes with USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, and NFC.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is open for pre-booking at $950 which roughly translates to Rs. 60,000. The final Indian price and booking date will come out at the phone’s release in the country. The device will be launched in India on September 11.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.