Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reportedly launching in September for around Rs 72,000

“The Galaxy Note 8 will come with a dual rear camera setup, a 3,300mAh battery and the S Pen stylus”

Earlier this week, the South Korean media reported that Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 8 flagship at an event in New York on August 26th. However, now a new report on VentureBeat by popular tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks suggests that the brand will be unveiling the Galaxy Note 8 in the second week of September instead.

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Citing an unnamed individual briefed on Samsung’s plans, the source claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the brand’s most expensive smartphone till date. The phone will allegedly retail for €999 (~Rs 72,000). The Galaxy Note 8 will be a 6.3-inch offering with the same edge-to-edge 18.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display as the Galaxy S8.

The report suggests that even though the Note 8 will get a screen similar to the S8 duo, it certainly will have some differentiating factors. The company will be equipping the flagship phablet with a dual primary camera setup, beefed-up specifications and the signature S Pen stylus. The phone will be powered by the same Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets as the latest Galaxy S duo, but will come with 6GB of RAM.

As for the dual rear cameras, the report suggests that the Note 8 will get two 12MP sensors at the rear with independent optical image stabilisation. The dual cameras will be configured horizontally, situated to the left of the flash and heart rate sensor. The fingerprint sensor of the phone will be placed to the right of the flash and heart rate sensor.

Furthermore, the report goes on to say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will utilise a relatively conservative 3,300mAh battery. The company seems to be taking extra precautions and doesn’t want to repeat the Galaxy Note7 fiasco. The Note 8 will also come with improved split-screen multitasking features, the ability to pin handwritten digital notes to the always-on screen, and DeX capabilities. The report also suggests that the device will be available at launch in black, blue and gold hues.

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