While pre-bookings have started, deliveries will begin on September 21.
Samsung has finally launched its latest flagship phone, Galaxy Note 8, in India. Priced at Rs 67,900, the phone is available for pre-booking from today onwards on Samsung’s website as well as on e-commerce platform Amazon India.
Deliveries will begin on September 21.
Early birds can avail freebies such as a wireless fast-charger and a one-time screen replacement free of cost. Samsung is also offering a Rs 4,000 cashback to customers who buy the phone using HDFC Bank credit cards.
The phablet will come with a 6.3 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED bezel-less display with a resolution of 2960x1440 at 521ppi. The screen will have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection both on the front and the back.
The Note 8 will be powered by the latest 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 8895 processor. It will have 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and supports memory expansion of up to 256GB.
One of the highlights of the phone is the dual-rear 12+12 megapixel cameras with dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) technology where one sensor is a dedicated wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a second telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. The primary camera duos will feature a 2x optical zoom combined with a 10x digital zoom capability. The phone features an 8 megapixel front camera for all the selfie fans.
The dimensions of the phone stand at 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and it weighs 195 grams, which isn’t as heavy as it seems considering the phone’s form factor. The device is waterproof and dustproof and is IP68 certified which means the phone can withstand water up to a depth of 1.5 metres and for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Other features include the S-Pen, iris scanner, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, NFC and MST payments, gyro, proximity, compass, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, SpO2, heart rate and Bixby – Samsung’s own voice-operated virtual Assistant.The phone houses a 3,300 mAh battery which supports fast-charging (QC 2.0) as well as wireless charging and comes in two colours — Midnight Black and Maple Gold.