Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India Launch

Isaac Cain
September 12, 2017

The Galaxy Note8 will be available across all major retailers in Oman starting from September 22 at RO365 in three distinct colours, midnight black, orchid grey and maple gold. The Samsung Note 8 has amazed everyone with the pre-bookings more than 72,000.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is all about S-Pen, the latest S-Pen that comes with the Note 8 offers better pressure sensitivity and more fun to use compared to the last generation of S-Pen.

To recall the pricing, the device retails in the U.S. for around $950 (INR 60,000) without any contract, so, one can expect the price in India to be around INR 65,000 to 70,000.

The Galaxy Note 8 is being launched a year after Samsung was forced to recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after several consumers reported that the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire while being charging. "If you have a foldable phone but most of your applications are not supporting foldable features.it would be meaningless". It will be called the iPhone X and will possess a bigger screen that is similar to that of the LG G6 and Samsung's flagship mobile device - the Galaxy S8. However, the phone's design scheme is such that despite the Note 8's size, it still remains a phone that fits in your palm really nice and feels like a flawless fit for-two handed use.

But the latest model in the series, the Note 8, appears to have shaken off the concerns that dogged its predecessor. The device uses Exynos' 8895 variant for the Note 8 launched in India. It has a 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB) and 3300 mAh battery.

With iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and expectedly iPhone X launching on the same day, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might face strong competition in the market. Google has released its Android Oreo update to a few Google based devices and it seems like Samsung has also started working on Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones. Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

It packs a 3300mAh battery with support to Fast Charging on wired and wireless charging both.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 with the TouchWiz UI on top. This time around, Samsung comes prepared and apart from the safety aspect, which is a given, there're a ton of new features for fans to play around with. On the left bumper, there is a volume rocker and a dedicated button for Samsung's artificial intelligence (AI) assistant "Bixby".

As seen in the above table, Qualcomm is citing "Android-first" features it played a part in introducing, such as a bezel-less design in the Xiaomi Mi Mix, 4K display in the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the iris authentication in the Samsung Galaxy S8.

To date, reviews of the Galaxy Note 8 have called it everything from "a almost ideal smartphone" (ZDNet) to "the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy" (CNET) to "the best big-screen phone yet" (Tom's Guide).

It comes with the S-Pen, just like all the Note devices. There's also IP-68 water and dust protection.

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker by market share, has received positive feedback on the Note 8 following pre-orders from about 40 countries, said DJ Koh, president of Samsung Electronics' Mobile Communications Business.

And if you are still not convinced, there's also Harman made, AKG-tuned headphones included in the box to make you change your mind.

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