The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been launched in India within weeks of its global unveiling on the same day Apple will take the covers off its iPhone 8 and iPhone X at an event in California.
The new Galaxy Note 8 comes with the Bixby virtual assistant in tow; Bixby will understand Indian accents, dialects, and context when it launches later this month for Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8. Coming back to the Galaxy Note 8 though, it sports a huge 6.3-inch Infinity Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and S Pen support; incidentally, this is the largest screen ever on a Samsung Galaxy Note handset. Other highlights of the Galaxy Note 8 include its dual rear camera setup, the first for any Samsung smartphone till date, apart from its IP68-certification, iris scanner, and face recognition feature.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in India, launch offers, availability
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in India is Rs. 67,900, and the smartphone has been launched in its 64GB inbuilt storage variant. It will be available in its Maple Gold and Midnight Black colour variants. The smartphone is now available for pre-bookings in India, and will start shipping to users from September 21 – which is when it also becomes available. Early buyers will also get a free wireless charger bundled with the smartphone, as well as a one-time screen replacement.
The smartphone will be available to by via select Samsung retail stores, the Samsung online store, as well as Amazon India. The phone will be bundled with a free clear case, and AKG-tuned headphones. A special festive offer of Rs. 4,000 cashback for HDFC credit card users was also announced. Samsung also detailed an up to 448GB additional Reliance Jio data offer (over 8 months, with Jio Prime membership complimentary) for Galaxy Note 8 buyers. The company unveiled a Samsung Upgrade Program offer, where buyers can exchange their old Galaxy Note smartphones for additional discounts.
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