Watch Live stream of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch in India

Apple, Samsung boosting prices of smartphones to jack up sales

The latest flagship smartphone of Samsung has already received over 2.5 lakh pre-bookings in India, which is one of the highest in the world.

Samsung has also sent invites to the media about the launch.

Almost 1.5 lakh people have registered on Amazon, with 72,000 pre-booking on the very first day, according to an IANS report. The device comes with the "Bixby" intelligent assistant, is water and dust resistant and houses an iris scanner.

To refresh on the specifications, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

The Note 8 sports top-notch features such as 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core processor chipset with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The device features dual 12 MP camera with dual OIS.

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The Samsung finally prepared for the dual camera race, the Galaxy Note 8 offers dual 12 MP rear-facing camera with dual optical image stabilization and dual tone flash. However, the Galaxy Note 8 is the company's first handset to run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.

Notably, the pre-registration for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still open and interested consumers can pre-register for the device.

Priced at $930 to $960 by USA network carriers, including a dialling and data plan, the Note 8 will kick off a new era of premium-priced handsets, which analysts expect to be joined by $1,000-plus iPhones next month. One with a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto lens with 2X optical zoom.

To recall the pricing, the device retails in the U.S. for around $950 (INR 60,000) without any contract, so, one can expect the price in India to be around INR 65,000 to 70,000.


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