Last week ought to be divine for the Indian tech consumer. India witnessed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and the global launch of the Apple iPhone X. Flagship devices have always come with a dear price tag, and this year was no different. However with the prices touching the Rs 1 lakh psychological barrier, we polled our audience online, to understand what they’d opt for. Also Read - iPhone X explodes in man's pockets, Apple faces lawsuit: Know what happenedAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get quarterly security updates now
BGR India put out a Twitter poll, which was taken by about 172 people at the time of writing. We asked our audience if they would spend Rs 67,900 on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, or spend Rs 89,000 on the iPhone X, or would they rather spend all that money on something else. The choice seems to be clear. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 users facing GPS issues
What would you rather splurge on?
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An overwhelming 53 percent of respondents said that they had better things to do with that kind of money. However, a 28 percent still said they would splurge on buying an Apple iPhone X, and a smaller 19 percent chose to bet on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. DON T MISS: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 6s India prices slashed following iPhone 8, iPhone X launch
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is scheduled to start shipping in India from September 21. The phablet is priced at Rs 67,900 in India, and went up for pre-orders on September 12. It will be available via Amazon India, Samsung s online store, and select offline Samsung stores as well. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8: How dual cameras work, enhance photo quality and more
On the other hand, the Apple iPhone X will start shipping from November 3, and the pre-order will begin from October 27. Additionally, a Flipkart spokesperson recently confirmed to BGR India, that the iPhone X, along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, will be sold on Flipkart. RELATED: Apple iPhone X first impressions roundup: What early reviewers say of the $999 iPhone