After having unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, Samsung is all set to launch the phablet today in India. The launch event is scheduled to start at 12:30PM in New Delhi. The timing is one to talk about considering Apple’s annual iPhone event will also take place later tonight. For those who wish to follow the updates live, they can do so by watching the livestream on Samsung’s official website. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Buds 2 Maison Kitsuné Edition launched: Here’s the first lookAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition in-pics: This is the most customisable Galaxy device you can get
Samsung has reportedly received over 2.5 lakh registrations for the its flagship phablet, with almost 1.5 lakh on Samsung’s official website, and 72,000 on Amazon India. You can still head over to Samsung’s India website or Amazon India to pre-register for the device. Although the pricing and availability details will be revealed today, there have been reports suggesting certain possibilities.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be priced between Rs 69,900 and Rs 74,900. During the initial phase of its sale, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to be available in black and gold colors. Samsung will most likely offer a wireless charger as part of its launch offer for the Galaxy Note 8, just like it did with the Galaxy S8 duo. RELATED: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 already pre-booked by over 2.5 lakh Indians ahead of September 12 launch
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specifications, features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display of 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC or an Exynos 8895 SoC, depending on the launch market. Samsung will most likely launch the Galaxy Note 8 with Exynos 8895 SoC in India. The smartphone comes in three storage variants of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. All three variants come with 6GB of RAM. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on roundup: What previews say of the device
For photography, the Galaxy Note 8 sports a dual-camera setup which includes a pair of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a telephoto lens. Both the lenses support Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), making it a first in a smartphone. Up front, the smartphone houses an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. ALSO READ: Is Samsung too late to the dual-camera game with the Galaxy Note 8?
Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support, both wired and wireless. The connectivity options available on the Galaxy Note include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, and USB Type-C port. On the software front, it runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: As a Galaxy S8 user, here s what I feel about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8