South Korean tech giant Samsung is getting ready to launch the Galaxy Note 9 phablet at an event stated to happen on August 22. With just a couple of days to go, the company has slashed the price of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It has received a major cut in the country and is now available at a much lower price.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India last year at a price of Rs 67,900 and now it has received a massive price cut of Rs 12,000. As a result, the phablet is now available for Rs 55,900 only. The new price is reflected on the Amazon India website as well as the official Samsung e-store. In addition to the price cut, HDFC Bank credit card holders can avail an additional cashback of Rs 4,000 on purchasing the handset. This takes the effective price down to Rs 51,900.
To recall the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 X 1440 pixels. It bears an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and is protected on the top by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by an Exynos 8895 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage space. The storage can be further upgraded with the help of a micro-SD card.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the first device from the company to feature a dual camera setup on its rear panel. It features a 12-megapixel primary sensor with a wide angle lens and f/1.7 aperture and another 12-megapixel secondary sensor with a telephoto lens and f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and video calling.
Apart from these specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, and facial recognition support. It is powered by a massive 3,300mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box which is upgradable to Android 8.1 Oreo.