At an event in New Delhi, Samsung has launched today its Galaxy Note 8 with Bixby capabilites for the Indian market. This new powerful phone is priced Rs. 67,900 and will be available in India starting September 21, 2017 in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colours. The device will be available for pre-booking from September 12, 2017 across selected retail stores and also online exclusively on Samsung Shop and Amazon.in.
Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display and with the new App Pair feature, you will be able to create a custom pair of apps on the Edge Panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. This phone is powered by Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU paired with 6GB RAM (LPDDR4) and 64GB of internal storage which can be further extended upto 256GB via microSD card. It comes with Hybrid SIM slots.
On the imaging front, this phone is mounted with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. It also has Live Focus feature which lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo.
In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously and allow you to save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background.
The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus for capturing sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. For selfies, it has an 8MP Auto Focus front-facing camera with f1/7 aperture.
The Note 8 gets its juice from 3,300mAh battery with Wireless Charging compatible with QC 2.0. It offers connectivity options of 4G LTE,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),
Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB Type-C, NFC, MST,GPS, Glonass. It comes with Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor. It runs on Android 7.1.1.
It comes with enahnced S Pen which is the trade mark feature of Note series. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, translate features, and you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs.
For security, it offers a choice of biometric authentication options—including iris and fingerprint scanning. Samsung Knox7 provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers.
Besides above, the Note 8 is IP68 certified Water and Dust resistance and you can write with S Pen even when the display is wet. The Note8 can be integrated with the desktop with Samsung DeX.
Samsung has also announced Bixby support for Note 8 for Indian users. Bixby Voice capability will be introduced in India in the next few weeks on Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy S8 & S8+ devices. Bixby has now been optimized to understand English in Indian accents.
Samsung has also announced an attractive Introductory Offer comprising a one-time screen replacement and a free Convertible Wireless Charger. The buyers of this phone will also get a Double Data offer on Jio, under which they can get up to 448 GB of extra 4G data over 8 months, as well as complimentary Jio Prime Membership. If you purchase this phone against HDFC Credit card then you will also be entitled for cash back of Rs. 4,000.
Samsung has also announced an all new ‘Samsung Upgrade’ program offering its loyal Galaxy users the best value when they trade in their old device for the Galaxy Note8. The program offers a convenient solution through My Galaxy app—a Samsung Make for India feature and is powered by Cashify.