Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India at an event in New Delhi on September 12.  The latest flagship from Samsung has reached India soon after its global launch last month. It also marks the return of the Note series in India after two years as Galaxy Note 5 was launched back in 2015 while the infamous Galaxy Note 7 never came in Indian markets.

The latest premium offering from Samsung features a huge 6.3 inch infinity display and a suite of premium features and high-end specifications. Notably, the Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung flagship to sport a dual rear camera.

The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a price tag of Rs. 67,900 in India. It is available for pre-orders starting today and will go on sale from September 21. It will be available on Amazon India, Samsung online store, and some select authorized offline retailers.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications

Key Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Display 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display
Screen Resolution 2960 X 1440 pixels Quad HD+
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with Grace UX
Processor Octa-Core
Chipset Exynos 8895
GPU Mali G71 MP20
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable Storage Up to 256GB via microSD card
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR
Battery 3,300 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Sim Card Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby
Dimension 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 195 grams
Price Rs. 67,900 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Pros

  • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Infinity Display
  • Dual Rear Cameras
  • Waterproof S-Pen and Other S-Pen Features
  • IP68 Certification
  • 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, UFS Memory Card Support

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Cons

  • Average Battery Size

Question: How is the display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Answer: Galaxy Note 8 sports a huge 6.3 inch Infinity Super AMOLED Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels offering ~521 PPI pixel density. Further, it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Question: Does Galaxy Note 8 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage come with the Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: The smartphone comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Galaxy Note 8 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Galaxy Note 8 is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: The Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Grace UX on top.

Question: What are the camera features of the Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung flagship to sport a dual rear camera. Samsung has added a 12MP + 12MP rear camera with a telephoto and a wide-angle lens combination for ‘bokeh’ effect. The dual camera features (26mm with f/1.7 and PDAF & 52mm with f/2.4 and AF). Also, both the sensors have OIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. There’s another feature called Live Focus in the camera app that will let you adjust the background blur even after you have taken the photo. You can also record 4K videos with the camera.

On the front, there is an 8 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture. It also features autofocus, video recording of 1440p@30fps, dual video call, and Auto HDR.

Question: What is the battery size on Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery.

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: The Note 8 comes in India with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 64-bit octa-core processor with Mali G71 MP20 GPU.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 features a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. Moreover, it features an iris scanner, and face recognition feature.

Question: Is the Galaxy Note 8 water resistant?

Answer: The Galaxy Note 8 is IP68-certified. It is capable of withstanding immersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 support NFC connectivity?

Answer: Yes, it supports NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 support Samsung Pay?

Answer: Yes, it comes with Samsung Pay support for digital payments.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on the Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: Yes, you can play as well as record 4K videos.

Question: How is the audio experience of Galaxy Note 8?

Answer: As per initial impressions, the Galaxy Note 8 is found to be loud and clear in terms of audio. It offers active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.

Question: Does the Galaxy Note 8 support a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the Galaxy Note 8 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Does the device support mobile internet sharing?

Answer: Yes, you can use mobile hotspot to share your internet.

Question: Will the Bixby Assistant on Galaxy Note 8 support Indian accent?

Answer: The Galaxy Note 8 comes with the Bixby virtual assistant. Bixby will understand Indian accents, and dialects, and context when it launches later this month for Galaxy Note 8 along with Galaxy S8, and S8+.

Question: What is the price of Galaxy Note 8 in India?

Answer: The Galaxy Note 8 has been priced at Rs. 67,900 in India.

Question: Will the Note 8 be available on offline stores?

Answer: The Galaxy Note 8 will be available to buy via select Samsung retail stores, the Samsung online store, as well as Amazon India.

Conclusion

There’s no doubt that the Samsung has brought back its Note Series in India with a lot of premium features with the Galaxy Note 8. This is a perfect flagship device by all means and offers all that we can expect from a premium device. The 6.3 inch infinity display which may seem extra-large, but it does not make the device bulky and one can enjoy one-handed usage easily.

The dual rear camera and the S-Pen features are just outstanding. However, it is obvious that with great features comes great pricing. The Galaxy Note 8 which is priced at Rs. 67,900 might seem high for many consumers. But, then again, it will be interesting to see, how it stands against Apple’s iPhone 8 which is also set to launch today in the US and is supposed to be priced higher than this.