Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the latest flagship offering by the South Korean smartphone manufacturer has recently been awarded as the ‘Gadget of the Year’ at 2017 Indian Mobile Congress. Introduced in India on September 12, the Galaxy Note 8 features the Infinity Display design, inherited from the Galaxy S8 series.  The improved dual-lens camera makes Galaxy Note 8 superior to Galaxy S8 series, Also, don’t forget the revamped new S-Pen.

Recent launches of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the more expensive iPhone X has allowed Samsung to take over its command in the flagship smartphone category in India. The reason for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 having the upper hand is the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus didn’t turn out to be as impressive as expected, while the more competent iPhone X is priced expensively. To add to it, the new S-Pen being offered with the Galaxy Note 8 is far more superior to any Apple’s offerings in the smartphone section.

Boasting a huge 6.3 inch Quad HD plus Super AMOLED display, in a dual curved edge frame, it is as big as it gets for a smartphone without being too inconvenient. The massive screen on the Galaxy Note 8 is protected by one-time screen replacement offer by Samsung with every purchase.

Superior to the Galaxy S8 series, the camera on the Galaxy Note 8 is a setup of dual 12MP rear cameras, one having an aperture of f/1.7 and other has an aperture of f/2.4. Although the DSLR like background-blur is limited to some specific objects only, won’t necessarily work on a pet or football. The smartphone has optical image stabilization on both the lenses, coupled with dual-tone LED Flash. Coming to the front, the 8MP selfie camera is the one sure to impress most of us.

Galaxy Note 8 is powered by an octa-core Exynos 8895 processor and 6GB of RAM, having a non-removable 3,300mAh battery, with 64GB internal memory which is expandable up to 256GB, ought to make tech-geeks impressed eh? The new S-Pen stylus is now made to look and feel almost as a real pen. The smartphone is IP68 water-resistant, and interestingly, so is the S-Pen stylus, which can take up to 100 notes on a locked screen mode.

It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with Bixby digital assistant, which has been optimised well for Indian accents. Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, upon receiving an enormous response for the smartphone stated, “Our ear to ground approach led by innovative technologies across product and service categories have made Samsung a popular choice amongst consumers, and it is a great honour to be bestowed upon with this recognition.”

Samsung made sure to deliver the latest technologies like USB Type-C port with 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth 5.0, and what music lovers will surely love, a pair of AKG earphones out of the box.

The competitive market led Samsung to reduce the prices of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Rs 53,990 and Rs 60,990 respectively, while the flagship Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs 67,900, available online at Amazon India and Samsung Store, as well as at various retail outlets.

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Tejas Sharma is a lead guitarist in his band and speed maniac. Being an automobile enthusiast he loves to cover the latest news on automobiles, smartphones and other gadgets.

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