Sam­sung Galaxy Note8 to Launch in India on Sep­tem­ber 12: Confirmed


Corroborating with earlier reports, Samsung Galaxy Note8 which was launched globally last month at an event in New York is now being launched in India on September 12 — the same day as Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone launch.

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Galaxy Note 8 is launching in India on September 12

A source close to the company has confirmed to Guiding Tech that Samsung’s bigger flagship for this year — the Galaxy Note8 — will launch in India on September 12.

Around the time of the US launch, an Amazon page for the Galaxy Note8 was also spotted, indicating that the device will be an Amazon exclusive. The device is scheduled to go on sale in USA on September 15.

The device is speculated to go on sale for Rs 69,900 in India with launch offers as well as freebies available on pre-order.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Specs and Features

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  • Display: The Galaxy Note8 comes with a 6.3-inch (18.5:9) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED edge-to-edge infinity display.
  • Processor: The device will be powered by Samsung’s own 10nm octa-core Exynos or Snapdragon 835 processor — depending on the market — which will be supported by Vulkan API gaming.
  • Memory and Storage: The Note8 features 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded by 256GB via a microSD card.
  • Camera: The device sports a dual-lens 12MP (wide-angle f/1.7, telephoto f/2.4) setup on the rear with dual OIS (optical image stabilization) and an 8MP (f/1.7) camera on the front.
  • Battery: The Note8 is backed by a 3300mAh battery unit which can be charged either via the USB Type-C port or wirelessly.
  • Connectivity: The Galaxy Note8 comes with Bluetooth 5.0, support for WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat. 16, NFC and MST for Samsung Pay.

The dual camera also boasts of dual capture wherein it captures two images at once — one capture is at a wider angle than the other. Other than that the Live Focus mode will let you adjust the blur effect in real-time.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 will run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue colors.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with its signature ‘S Pen’ which is now better designed and more efficient than before. The S pen boasts the same IP68 water and dust resistance and is held at the bottom of the device.

The IP68 certified water and dust resistance allows the Note8 to be submerged into water up till 1.5 meters deep for  30 minutes.

The device also gets the newly launched Bixby smart assistant with voice capabilities. In addition to that, Bixby can also live translate via the camera app.

The Galaxy Note8 features three biometric scanners which can be used as a tool to unlock the device: fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, and facial recognition.

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