Indian smartphone users will have an exciting day on September 12. On the same day, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8 in their region and they will finally get to see the iPhone 8. Of course, techies already know all there is to know about the Samsung flagship, and to be honest, they probably have a good idea of what the iPhone 8 will be like too. Even so, it will be a big day for India as it will welcome one flagship and see another born on the same day. The Galaxy Note 8 launch event will take place in New Delhi starting 12:30 PM. Also, Samsung fans will be able to watch the event online as there will be a livestream.
Even though it’s not quite clear yet how much the flagship will cost in India, it’s safe to assume that its price will be somewhere between INR 70,000 (about $1,094) and INR 75,000 (about $1,172). This is definitely not a small price to pay for a smartphone but then again high- quality products rarely come for small prices. The Galaxy Note 8 is a true flagship device with a modern design and a great number of amazing specs and features to offer.
The Note 8 comes with the Exynos 8895 Octa chipset to India instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 it sports in the US and China. This is paired with a Mali-G71 MP20 GPU and the 6GB of RAM will also contribute to making this handset a really fast and powerful one. The smartphone will be available in three different storage options, including 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. All variants feature a microSD card slot which allows users to add up to 256GB of extra storage to their handset. The Galaxy Note 8 was the first Samsung smartphone to launch with a 12MP dual rear camera setup. On the front, users will have an 8MP snapper to take selfies and make video calls.
Given last year’s fiasco with the exploding Note 7, Samsung played it safe this year and equipped its flagship smartphone with a smaller, 3300mAh battery. This should be enough to take users through the day, however, if we are to take the 6.3-inch display with its 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution into consideration, it probably won’t offer an amazing battery life. The handset does support fast charging and wireless charging, so this shouldn’t be such a great problem of the device.
Naturally, the Galaxy Note 8 will come with all its new features to India, including Bixby support, Samsung Desktop Experience support, facial recognition software, and more. The S Pen is also in the package, allowing users to take notes directly on the screen or get creative in any other way. It may be an expensive device, but it definitely has a lot to offer to its users.