We are just a few hours away from the official launch of Samsung’s second chance at delivering a safe, non-combustible phablet. Until now, most of the premium smartphones by Samsung were available for purchase first in home country or the US, before trickling down to other markets. However, if Amazon India’s homepage today is anything to go by, we might see the Galaxy Note 8 go up for sale around the same time in the country as other markets. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
Amazon India homepage currently shows a notification for the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, asking users to sign up for alerts on when the device is available. Additionally, if you visit the online store for Samsung India, signing up will notify you of pre-orders. BGR India has reached out to Samsung for more details on whether it is a global launch in the true sense, and if the Galaxy Note 8 will be available through Amazon India as well. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
The Galaxy Unpacked event kick starts at 11 AM EST (8:30PM IST) at Park Avenue Armory in New York tonight. The event will be live streamed through Samsung’s official channels. Although a lot is already known about the anticipated phablet, thanks to the leaks and rumors in the past, pricing the Galaxy Note 8 right would help Samsung regain consumer faith in its large-screen smartphone lineup after last year’s Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumor roundup: All you need to know ahead of August 23 launch
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specifications, features
The phablet is likely to carry forward the Infinity Display design from the Galaxy S8 series. Based on the rumors, the Galaxy Note 8 could pack a 6.4-inch display with 1080 2220 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it is expected to be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with Adreno 540 GPU, or Exynos 8895 SoC with Mali G71 GPU, depending on the region it is being sold. In India, Samsung has usually launched the Exynos variant.
Hours before the launch, tipster Evan Blass leaked another image of the Galaxy Note 8, this time in Orchid Gray color. Meanwhile, a page on Weibo details a 256GB variant of the smartphone. By far, the smartphone is known to be available in 64GB internal storage. RELATED: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 variants leaked hours ahead of launch
Another highlight of the smartphone is its camera. It is believed to be the first Samsung smartphone to boast a dual-camera setup. There could either be a combination of 12-megapixel sensors or a 12-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor. Based on the combination, the camera could provide wide-angle capabilities or feature 2x optical zoom functionality. To avoid last year’s hasty decision of cramming more power, the Galaxy Note 8 will bundle a smaller 3,300mAh battery. On the software front, the Galaxy Note 8 is likely to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.