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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Launch in India on September 12, the Same Day as iPhone 8 Global Unveiling

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Launch in India on September 12, the Same Day as iPhone 8 Global Unveiling

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will launch in India on September 12 at 12:30pm at an event in New Delhi

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched globally last month
  • The smartphone comes with an Infinity Display
  • Galaxy Note 8 sports a dual rear camera setup

Samsung has sent out media invites for the Galaxy Note 8 India launch for September 12, the same day Apple is expected to host the global unveiling of its next flagship, iPhone 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch will be held in New Delhi at 12:30pm IST. While the Samsung invite does not explicitly state which model will be launched, the GIF image and the tagline of the invite - 'Do Bigger Things' - pretty much confirms it will be the new Note model. The GIF shows an outline of the Galaxy Note 8 with narrow bezels and the company's S Pen that sketches an image of people from different cultures within India. Interestingly, the company has also mentioned its own 'Make For India' initiative in the invite as well.



Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specifications

To recall, Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED Infinity Display with resolution of 1440x2960 pixels. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, however India will most likely be getting the Exynos variant of the processor. In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with optical image stabilisation (OIS) on both the f/1.7 wide-angle lens and the f/2.4 telephoto lenses. At front, there is an 8-megapixel camera, also with f/1.7 aperture.

Notably, the pre-registrations for the Galaxy Note 8 were already open on Samsung's Indian website but the company will be announcing the pricing at the launch event itself.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch is on the same day of the iPhone 8 global unveiling


In a recent durability test, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 performed rather well. The display should not be scratched easily due to the screen's Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layering that starts scratching at Moh level 6 hardness. While the fingerprint sensor was easy to scratch, it continued to function properly. Even the S Pen stylus continued to work smoothly after it was scratched. As for the fire test, the display worked for 10 seconds before being permanently affected.

  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent buildquality, design and display
  • Useful stylus
  • Very good cameras
  • Speedy performance
  • Bad
  • Slightly heavy
  • Battery life could be better
Display 6.30-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3300mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1440x2960 pixels

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