Samsung Galaxy Note 8 set to launch in India today

With the introduction of the LG V30 during IFA 2017 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 shortly before that, we're beginning to see yet another trend unfold in the smartphone sphere when it comes to pricing. Nonetheless, Samsung is expected to launch the new mobile operating system to its Galaxy S8 and Note 8 sooner rather than later.

Internally, expect to see an update to Apple's SoC chip in the iPhone 8, with last year's iPhone 7 running the A10 Fusion chip.

Next, we talk about the S Pen stylus, which has always been the highlight of Samsung's Galaxy Note-series. A microSD card slot is available for memory expansion. Though the Samsung Galaxy S7 also has a 12 Megapixel camera, Samsung has introduced up-gradation in the camera software with a lot of added features. The president of the Samsung phone, Koh Dong-jin declared to release a phone having a bendable display to the media in the launching event of its new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is an upper mid-range device announced in January this year alongside Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

The Galaxy Note 8 bears a price tag of Rs. 67,900. S-Pen is also there in the box.

For the past five days since preorders for the Galaxy Note 8 kicked off, the total number of preorders reached 650,000, posting a new record. The device is currently available for pre-booking.

Samsung is all set to unveil their next phablet flagship in New Delhi on 12th Sept. The device features dual 12 MP camera with dual OIS.

The iPhone 8 won't have a physical home button. It also has an iris scanner. Google Pixel proves to be most affordable, undercutting the Note 8 by at least $200. Initially, the smartphone will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options. Although the device hit the market with 6.0 Marshmallow, they had released Nougat back in June. That's pretty much it. Even thought you may see something like that present, I'd say rest assured that things will get tweaked and updated to make everything look pleasing. The phone will run on a customised version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

The air command also gets new tricks in the form of live messaging, where doodles can be converted into GIFs. It's not too flashy of a theme, just a basic recoloring and re-skinning of icons.

In India, Samsung led the smartphone segment with 24 per cent share in April-June 2017 quarter. Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 octa-core (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores clocked at 1.7GHz) processor paired with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU to handle the graphics. The device will come with Bixby Voice support in few weeks that has been optimised according to the Indian accent. It comes with Samsung Pass to store all your passwords in one place.

However, this time the prediction comes from the horse's mouth. The wide-angle lens also has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid autofocus, which makes it possible to grab clear images even in low-light situations.

With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has finally joined the dual camera bandwagon. The dual camera setup includes a wide aperture lens and a telephoto lens which provides 2X optical zoom without degrading the image quality. The screens need to maintain their vivid colors, which they can't do if a thin protective layer-as opposed to thicker, rigid glass-lets through water vapor and oxygen. Not sure what caused this reduction in screen size, but there will be those who feel disappointed with the decision by the South Korean on this matter.

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