Samsung recently took the wraps off their flagship Galaxy Note 8. Now Apple has its event around the corner now where the company is said to launch the most hyped iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. As the launch date for the Apple is fixed for September 12 in California, Samsung will hold an event in New Delhi on the same day where they will launch the Galaxy Note 8 in India. However, Samsung has only sent out invites to outstation media without mentioning the name of the event. There are speculations which do point towards the September 12 launch to be the Galaxy Note 8 India launch.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440x2960 pixels which results in a pixel density of 521ppi. The variant which will be launched in India will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 8895 chipset coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The phablet comes with 6GB of RAM and storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Under the hood, there is a 3,300mAh battery powering up everything. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung's own skin layered on top of it out of the box.
On the optics front, the Galaxy Note 8 sports a 12-megapixel dual camera setup at the back with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, 2x optical zoom and a dual tone LED flash. This is the first dual camera smartphone from Samsung and the first dual camera phone to come with OIS in both the camera sensors. Up front, the phone comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an aperture of f/1.7 for selfies and video calling.