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Korean multinational Samsung launched its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 at Rs. 67,900 here today.
Available in India starting September 21, the Galaxy Note 8 offers consumers a big, immersive Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung's Dual Camera with dual Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to capture stunning photos in all conditions.
However, pre-bookings for the phone have commenced starting today across selected retail stores and online exclusively on Samsung Shop and Amazon.in, in two colour variants- Midnight Black and Maple Gold.
Tailor-made for 'people who want to do bigger things', Samsung also introduced Bixby Voice capabilities with 'Make for India' innovations in its intelligent interface Bixby in the next few weeks, which will be available on Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices.
The new Galaxy Note 8's supports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display that lets users see more and scroll less.
Galaxy Note8's App Pair feature supports and lets the users create a custom shortcut on the Edge Panel to simultaneously launch two frequently used apps and invoke them with ease.
Therefore, users can watch a video while messaging friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of them.
Galaxy Note 8's S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has.
Live Message on Galaxy Note8 allows you to tell expressive stories and you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support GIFs.
The 'Always On Display' allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone.
Installed with Screen off memo, the phone allows users to take up to one-hundred pages of notes, without even unlocking the phone.
Users just need to remove the S Pen and jot down notes, pin them to the Always On Display and edit directly from the Always On Display, letting users, including professionals, do what other smartphones can't. The S Pen also acts as a personal translator and converter.
"Galaxy Note 8 with its stunning Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and a true Dual Camera, is designed for those who want to do bigger things.
At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. With this launch, Samsung will further consolidate its leadership in the premium smartphone segment in India," said Asim Warsi, senior vice president, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
Featuring a rear camera on Galaxy Note 8, the phone comes with a two 12MP lenses-wide angle and telephoto-that are both equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for sharper photos and videos-an industry first feature.
The wide-angle lens continues the legacy of the Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.
The Galaxy Note 8 supports the most advanced wireless charging capabilities yet, so you can get a quick, convenient charge. The phone is powered by a 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and expandable memory (up to 256GB).
It offers a choice of biometric authentication options-including iris and fingerprint scanning in addition to face recognition, pin, pattern and password. Samsung Knox7 provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate.
Most importantly, the users of Galaxy Note 8 are in for a surprise as the users will get a Double Data offer on Jio, under which they can get up to 448 GB of extra 4G data over eight months, as well as complimentary Jio Prime Membership.
Also, consumers who purchase their Galaxy Note 8 using an HDFC Credit Card will get a cashback of Rs. 4,000.
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