After the Note 7 fiasco of 2016, the Note 8 will be Samsung’s biggest launch this year. Why? The Note 8 launch will be its way of telling the world that it has learned its lesson. Its quality has become even better and the phones will no longer explode. Not a single Samsung Galaxy S8 unit has exploded yet, which is encouraging. Also, the Note 8 will take on the Apple behemoth that is the iPhone 8 (alleged). Here’s all we think we know about the Samsung Note 8 price in India, specifications, and features. We have shortened the device’s name for ease of use in this piece.
Samsung Note 8 Price in India
|Price (expected)||Rs 75,000|
As the Korean giant’s costliest phone, the Samsung Note 8 will cost more than the Galaxy S8 Plus‘ MRP of Rs 69,000. The latter retails for Rs 64,900 on Flipkart. Since the Note 8 will have more features packed into its body than even the Galaxy S8 Plus, the higher price seems worth it.
Samsung Note 8 India Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||October/November 2017|
To coincide with Apple iPhone 8’s launch (or iPhone X’s launch, for that matter), the Samsung Note 8 is expected to come out in the above-mentioned timeline. Samsung may choose to push the launch back, though that will hurt this phone’s chances of selling in big numbers. A prior launch will help it a ton as well as earn Samsung some cash it lost on Note 7 recalls.
Samsung Note 8 Specifications
|Processor||2.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895|
|Internal Storage||64GB (expandable up to 256GB)|
|Display||6.2-inch, Quad HD (2960x1440p) resolution, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Dual, 13MP telephoto lens + 12MP wide-angle lens, flash|
|Battery||3500mAh with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging|
The Exynos 8895 chip is the most extreme chip Samsung makes for now. Expect to find it under the body of Samsung Note 8. Do note that it may have a slightly higher clock speed in this application than in Galaxy S8. Samsung may choose to put in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 instead, but past precedent does not hint at such a move. Also, do note that this phone may have a bigger screen than that of Galaxy S8 Plus. After all, it is a Samsung Galaxy Note we talking about here.
Another big change spotted in newly leaked pictures is the vertically aligned dual rear camera setup. It is tipped to include a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and 13-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. However, the South Korean company was expected to bring dual rear cameras system with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus too. The company is likely to take the leap this time around.
Samsung Note 8 Features
- Dual SIM
- Wireless Charging
- Dual rear cameras
- 6GB RAM
- Iris scanner
- Big battery
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Bixby virtual assistant
- Samsung Pay
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to move past the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in terms of screen-to-body ratio. A new Weibo leak claims that the upcoming smartphone measures just 6.7mm in thickness. The new handset is also tipped to include a fingerprint sensor in the display itself.
The Samsung Note 8 is going to be filled to the brim with features. Why? It will be a part of most expensive phone range Samsung makes. However, aside all the features mentioned here, we would definitely like to see the Note 8 get the curved edge display treatment. This will give it the premium touch it deserves. Now that we have seen how striking the Galaxy S8 looks, using the same design on Note 8 will work wonders for Samsung. But will that happen? Only time will tell.
We will keep this post updated with the latest information on Samsung Note 8. Stay tuned to IntellectDigest for more.