Samsung is all set to launch their phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 in the country. For those who are interested in watching the keynote, the company also live-stream the event via Samsung India official website.
As the device was unveiled earlier this month in IFB Berlin, we know its complete specifications, features and design aspects, but the only unknown thing about the debutant in India is Its pricing. To recall, here is a complete set of specifications for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in India.
The Indian iteration of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by Exynos 8895 instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core SoC, paired with 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage (UFS 2.1 module). The mobile offers Hybrid SIM tray, where one can use either a SIM + SIM or SIM + SD card up to 256 GB. On to the display, the device features a massive 6.3 inch Super AMOLED panel sandwiched between the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. According to the analytics, the Galaxy Note 8 has the brightest display up to 1200 nits, making it one of the best visible display even under the harsh sunlight.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is all about S-Pen, the latest S-Pen that comes with the Note 8 offers better pressure sensitivity and more fun to use compared to the last generation of S-Pen.
The Samsung finally prepared for the dual camera race, the Galaxy Note 8 offers dual 12 MP rear-facing camera with dual optical image stabilization and dual tone flash. The camera offers features like portrait mode, 4k video recording, slow motion video recording and not to forget, the X2 optical zoom capability (just like Apple iPhone 7 Plus). The device does feature 8 MP front-facing camera with auto focus and larger F/1.7 aperture, that leads to the bright selfies even in the low lightening condition.
In terms of connectivity and network features, the device supports 4G LTE with VoLte with dual band WiFi support (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) with NFC, GPS, and A-GPS. The device also offers heart rate monitor sensor, finger print sensor, 3D facial recognition sensor and the list goes on. The Galaxy Note offers a slightly smaller 3300 mAh Li-ion battery (due to Galaxy Note 7 fiasco) with fast charging capability via USB type C port and wireless charging capability as well (wireless fast charging).
To recall the pricing, the device retails in the US for around $950 (INR 60,000) without any contract, so, one can expect the price in India to be around INR 65,000 to 70,000. As Apple is also having the launch event for their 10th-anniversary smartphone, it is interesting to see how the pricing will affect the competition.