Last year launched Galaxy Note 7 had a reputation for all the wrong reasons, the phone was recalled back because of explosions in the battery. While most mobile industry pundit’s said that the company may kill off the series, Samsung announced that the phone will not be dead and after almost countless leaks, Note8 is ready for general public.
Samsung, at a media event in New York on Wednesday, unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, its large screen gadget inline for competing with the upcoming iPhone 8 and Google Pixel phones. It comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue colors and will be available for pre-orders on Thursday. In the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 base variant is priced between $930 (roughly Rs. 59,500) on AT&T and $960 on (roughly Rs. 61,500) on Verizon.
Note 8 has a 6.3-inch QuadHD+ AMOLED Infinity Display of 1440×2960 resolution, and the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It packs 64GB of internal storage and whopping 6GB of RAM. It has Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE Cat 16 for connectivity.
For photography, it has dual 12-megapixel cameras with optical image stabilization (OIS) on both the f/1.7 wide-angle lens and the f/2.4 telephoto lenses with 2x optical zoom. A f/1.7 8-megapixel camera is on the front for selfies.
It has 3300mAh battery and it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. IP68 water and dust resistances, and support for wireless charging are also included along with support for NFC and MST for Samsung Pay and a USB Type-C port.
Galaxy Note 8, whose predecessor Note 7 did cost the company about $5.3 billion (roughly Rs. 35,433 crores) for blasting batteries, has to carry the burden of re-establishing the brand value for Samsung and wrestle with the top smartphones in the market, it will be interesting to see how it goes for south Korean smartphone giant.
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