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As the world awaits the iPhone X, Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 8 in India for Rs 67,900

Samsung

‘s recovery is now fully complete. If you can recall, it was the day the Galaxy Note 7 was launching in India that the
first reports of the battery going boom started coming in
. With the Galaxy Note 8 launching in India today, Samsung completed a full trip around the sun and guess what, it is now stronger and better than ever. Before the launch, Samsung has already garnered some 2.5lakh pre registrations. If that is not an explosive comeback, I don’t know what is.

The Galaxy Note 8 launched in India for Rs 67,990. It is going to be available from September 21st. People who
pre-book
the phone will also get a free screen replacement and a wireless charger. Samsung also started an upgrade program for Note users, supported from Galaxy Note 2.

The Galaxy Note 8
that launched at an event in New York last month is another step towards Samsung’s dream of a world with no bezels. The Note 8 features the largest Infinity Display ever seen on a device. A mammoth 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel that is the highlight of this device. It is of 18:9 aspect ratio and quad HD resolution and perhaps looks even better than the Galaxy S8.

There are more than enough pointers to make the device feel like a bigger
Galaxy S8
, but the Note 8 has a more rectangular design with rounded corners. It has a glass back and a metal frame and will feel like the narrowest Note phone ever.

The display apart, what makes the
Galaxy Note 8
more special is the fact this is Samsung’s first attempt at dual cameras. The Note 8 features a twin 12-megapixel cameras both of which has optical image stabilisation. It follows the wide angle + telephoto lens philosophy to leverage 2X optical zoom and a dreamy portrait mode. The blur in the portrait mode can be controlled manually.

The S-Pen which has been with the Note through sickness and health, is now better than ever. It has 4000 different levels of pressure sensitivity and can do a lot more magic.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by Samsung’s most powerful Exynos processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable via a microSD card. There is also a fingerprint scanner but in a spot that is very hard to reach. Iris scanner also makes a comeback to make authentication more secure.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 may look like the Weasley twins, but they’re really The Mountain and The Hound

Samsung’s recovery is now fully complete. If you can recall, it was the day the Galaxy Note 7 was launching in India that the first reports of the battery going boom started coming in. With the Galaxy Note 8 launching in India today, Samsung completed a full trip around the sun and guess what, it is now stronger and better than ever. Before the launch, Samsung has already garnered some 2.5lakh pre registrations. If that is not an explosive comeback, I don’t know what is.

The Galaxy Note 8 also features the dedicated Bixby button which is Samsung’s own AI assistant. Bixby can be used to control the phone using your voice and even the camera. Called Bixby Vision, the feature allows the camera to understand what it is seeing. Bixby Voice was missing in action so far but at the event, Samsung announced Bixby Voice will be available in India within the next few weeks and will support Indian accents.

Key Specifications:

Display
: 6.3-inch OLED Infinity Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Resolution
: 1440 x 2960 pixels

Processor
: Samsung Exynos Octa-core

RAM
: 6GB

Storage
: 64GB

Primary
Camera: Dual 12MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Secondary Camera:
8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 m pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

Battery
: 3300mAh