Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s pre-bookings start in India

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has started taking pre-orders for its latest flagship phablet Note 8 in India. Though the company is still to officially announce the smartphone’s India launch date, it has started accepting pre-bookings for Galaxy Note 8 on its India website (www.samsung.com/in). Along with this its online partner Amazon is all running a banner on its India website which reads ‘notify me’.
There’s a ‘pre-registration’ button right on the home page, below the Galaxy Note 8 banner. Clicking on the same takes users to a page where they need to fill in their details including name, email address, phone number and pin code. Along with this, the website also asks users to pick one thing that they are looking for in Galaxy Note 8. “What are you looking for in your Galaxy Note 8′? The options include: a superior camera, a premium stylish design, enhanced battery life, water and dust resistance, powerful gaming performance and enhanced virtual reality experience.
Also, users need not make any payment for this pre-registration process.
According to various online reports Samsung is likely to launch Galaxy Note 8 in India on September 11 and will start shipping the device by the last week of this month, just ahead the festive season.
Samsung launched Galaxy Note 8 late last month at an event in New York, US. Galaxy Note 8 is one of the company’s most expensive smartphone launched so far. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system out of the box and sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440 pixels) Super Amoled ‘Infinity’ display with 521ppi. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, clubbed with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available in three variants based on in-built storage — 64GB/128GB and 256GB.
The optics department comprises a dual-rear camera setup with two 12MP sensors. While the first one is a wide angled lens with f/1.7 aperture, the secondary camera includes a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture. At the front there is an 8MP f/1.7 aperture shooter. Samsung also says that both the rear cameras come with OIS or Optical Image Stabaliser.
There is a Dual Capture mode as well wherein both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously. Users can save keep both images: One close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background.
Backed by a 3300mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 8 supports wireless fast charging tech. Some of the connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS and Wi-Fi.
As for the stylus, Samsung has introduced an ‘enhanced’ S Pen that can take notes in Screen off memo or quickly annotate documents and photos. It has a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity. The company has also introduced Live Messages that lets you hand-write a message, add special effects and share it as an animated GIF.
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