Samsung to Launch a Fold-able Smartphone by Next Year


This ain't the first we've heard about Samsung's foldable smartphone plans, and the firm has always been showcasing bendable display prototypes, such as the "Youm" back in 2013. Today, in an event held in New Delhi, the company launched the phone for the Indian market.

Samsung's Note lineup has always been unique, and is presently the only smartphone which sells with a stylus as a bundle. The device is now available for pre-booking. Another major announcement made by the company alongside the Note 8 is that the Samsung Bixby voice will be rolled out in India starting September 30.

That's precisely what happened to Samsung previous year when some of its Galaxy Note 7 handsets caught fire due to a battery fault. The display is AMOLED which ensures sharp image quality. Initially, the smartphone will be available in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options.

Talking about its main highlights, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an IP68 certified smartphone, so it is absolutely water and dust resistance.

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Samsung is also ready to compete with the likes of the Amazon Echo and Google Home in launching an AI-powered speaker. The new note has a 12MP dual-camera setup, one of which has a wide lens and the other a telephoto.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the first note device by Samsung to come with edge-to-edge Infinity Display. On the front, the device features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with smart autofocus, 80-degree wide-angle lens and an f/1.7 aperture. Coming to the hardware of the Galaxy Note 8; it features the latest Exynos 8995 Octa-Core processor with of 6GB RAM. This is complemented by 64GB of internal storage. App pairing allows you to pair two apps that can be launched together from the homescreen or in App Edge. Such features ensure even faster multi-tasking. The Galaxy Note8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and Oreo update will follow soon. The S-Pen has also been improved and is now waterproof (IP-68). Fortunately, the 3.5mm headphone jack isn't skipped. 16, Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for wireless connections. However, the phone's design scheme is such that despite the Note 8's size, it still remains a phone that fits in your palm really nice and feels like a ideal fit for-two handed use. It will also be available in select offline retailers. To recall, here is a complete set of specifications for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in India. Early customers will get a complimentary one-time free screen replacement. HDFC credit card holders will get a cashback of Rs. 4000 with the purchase of the phone.

Samsung received more than a half million pre-orders - 650,000 units - for the Note 8 in South Korea before its Friday launch, Mr Dong-jin said. It will be called the iPhone X and will possess a bigger screen that is similar to that of the LG G6 and Samsung's flagship mobile device - the Galaxy S8. Let us know in the comments section below.


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