Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the much anticipated Galaxy Note 8 in September this year. The Galaxy Note 8 is likely to be the company’s most expensive smartphone ever. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be priced at a little over €999 which comes out to be around ₹71,808.
Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.4-inch edge-to-edge display like the one we’ve seen on the Galaxy S8 smartphones. The Note 8 will launch at an event that’s likely to be scheduled in the second half of September.
Galaxy Note 8 Specifications
For a change, the Galaxy Note 8 will be the same form factor as the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. Usually, the Note lineup of smartphones carries a bigger form factor, thus defining the phablet market. The Galaxy Note 8 will be different from the S8 devices because of its specifications. The Note 8 will also feature a dual-camera setup which seems to be becoming a norm for any smartphone launched today.
The Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by the Exynos 8895 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoCs (system on a chip), same as the Galaxy S8 lineup. However, the Note 8 is expected to add a generous 6GB of RAM to make the user experience much more fluid.
The Note 8 will feature a dual-camera assembly like we’ve seen on the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5. It will also include support for optical image stabilization (OIS). The lenses will be placed horizontally, next to the camera flash and the heart rate sensor.
Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 3300mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 7 had to be recalled globally just two months after the launch due to its battery issues. There’s little doubt Samsung is going to work super hard to ensure the Note 8 doesn’t face anything like that this year.
The Note 8 will feature the traditional multitasking software features like split-screen capabilities which have been refined further. It will ship with the S Pen which is reportedly more powerful than ever. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature an always-on display mode.
Price and Availability
Galaxy Note 8 will come in three colors: black, blue, and gold. It will be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone till now. At the $1,000 price point, it will be a major test for Samsung given how popular the Note devices are, especially in emerging markets.
Since the international launch is set for mid-September, we can safely assume the Galaxy Note 8 will launch in India by October. This is likely to be followed by market availability in November and December. As for the Indian pricing, one can only assume it will be on a slightly more expensive side this year. We’ll post more details on pricing and availability shortly.