Samsung is in the midst of refreshing its flagship smartphones from 2017. The South Korean company launched Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red color last week and now it has added Orchid Gray color to the Galaxy Note 8 in India. The Galaxy Note 8 was launched in Midnight Black and Maple Gold color and starting today, it will also be available in third color option of Orchid Gray.
It is a known strategy among smartphone makers to add a new color variant in the form of mid-cycle refresh. Apple recently launched (PRODUCT) RED variant of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as a mid-cycle refresh. The introduction of new color variant tends to bring interest in the otherwise older smartphone. It also tends to serve smartphone brands with opportunity to drive new buyers towards an older model with new color selling at a cheaper price.
To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 was launched in August last year and is getting a new color option after nearly eight months. The new model just brings a fresh coat of paint without changing anything on the hardware front of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications and Price
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels translating to 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The display also features dual curved edges which remains unique to Samsung’s flagship smartphones. Under the hood, it gets Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The Galaxy Note 8 was the first smartphone from Samsung to feature dual rear camera setup. It sports dual 12-megapixel image sensors at the back with primary sensor supporting f/1.7 aperture and the secondary sensor having narrower f/2.4 aperture to support 2x optical zoom. Both the sensors include optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. It features an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/1.7 aperture, autofocus and support for 4K video recording.
The Galaxy Note 8 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which will be hard to reach for most users and also supports wireless charging. The IP68 water and dust resistant smartphone also comes with a dedicated button to activate Bixby digital assistant.
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The Galaxy Note 8 was launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo. The smartphone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and uses USB Type-C port for charging. The Orchid Gray edition of Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs 67,900 and customers can avail additional Paytm cashback of Rs 10,000 at all leading retail stores.