Samsung Electronics on Friday announced the official release of its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to global markets. The company in its press release stated that the premium handset will initially be available in 42 countries including the US, Canada, Singapore, Korea and major European markets. The South Korean tech giant said that it will continue rolling out the Note 8 to additional markets in the coming weeks.
The high-end Galaxy Note 8 was officially introduced in the month of August this year and the smartphone marked its way to India earlier this week at a premium price of Rs. 67,900.
Notably, Samsung last week cited that the Note 8 flagship had broken pre-order records for the phablet line, as per a report from SamMobile. In India, the handset is available for pre-order on e-retail site Amazon.in, Samsung Shop online and retail stores as well. The Galaxy Note 8 will be available for purchase in the country from September 21.
A qucik recap, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a 1440 x 2960 resolution. At the heart, it has Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 835 processor or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 (depending on regions) SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB/128GB and 256GB which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB). The device also carries the Note brand signature S stylus pen.
The phone boasts dual camera setup, first from Samsung to offer this aspect. The Galaxy Note 8 sports two 12MP cameras, one of which shoots wide angle shots at f/1.7 aperture while the second is a 2x telephoto lens that comes with an f/2.4. It also offers dual optical Image Stabilization (OIS). At front, there’s an 8MP camera that comes with smart autofocus and is capable of recording 4K videos. As for software, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1 Nougat and it is said to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo later this year. The phone is available in India in two colour schemes- Maple Gold and Midnight Black.