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There's a Samsung Upgrade Program, which will let you trade-in your old Note phone for the new one.
The phone is priced at Rs. 67,900.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available in black and gold through Samsung retail stores and Amazon India. Those who pre-booked will get the phone on September 21.
Warsi is focusing on the new 8-point battery check, to avoid any issues that Samsung had with the Note 7.
The phone is IP68, dust and water resistant. It also supports fast charging, through wired and wireless modes.
The Note 8 will also support Samsung Pay.
We're going over some of the specifications of the Galaxy Note 8. He's highlighting the fact that the phone has a microSD card slot. There's 64GB of in-built storage.
Asim Warsi is back on stage.
We're now going over some features of the Samsung DeX.
Bixby Voice coming to India in the next few weeks. Will support Note 8 and S8 phones. It will also understand the local Indian accent.
We're now going over Bixby Vision.
We have a R&D person on stage, talking about the features of Bixby and how it helps you.
Bixby Voice is finally coming to India!
The S Pen also lets you translates language, currency to your native language by simply hovering the tip over the screen.
You can now write up to 100 pages with Screen-Off Memo.
The S Pen also lets you create animated GIFs, which can be used in any app that supports it. Screen-Off Memo also makes a comeback.
We're now talking about the S Pen. It has a finer tip and better pressure sensitivity..
Live Focus lets you adjust the background blur in real time. You can also do this in post too, through the gallery. It also takes two pictures, one with the standard lens and another with the telephoto lens.
The dual camera lets you do optical zoom, thanks to the telephoto lens. There's also dual OIS, so you get stabilised shots for both sensors.
"The Note 8's camera is twice as good as before," he adds.
We're now going over some of the camera features.
We're now going through some of the new features like the App Pair feature, which lets you launch two apps simultaneously in split-screen mode.
We're going over the phone's display, as it's one of the big highlight of the Note 8. "The InfinityDisplay is a game changer for Note users," he adds. The Galaxy Note 8's display measures 6.3-inchs, with rounded edges.
"The community of Note users has inspired us to do better," says Warsi.
Mr. Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President is on stage.
Hong is back on stage to unveil the Galaxy Note 8.
We now have a demo video of the new Galaxy Note 8.
Hong is back on stage, talking about what makes the Note series so special.
We're now watching a video about user testimony's about Samsung's Note series.
Samsung is expanding capacity at the Chennai plant. All current phones are made in India as part of the 'Make for India' initiative.
Samsung has more than 3000 service points across India.
In premium smartphones, Samsung has 68 percent marketshare, says Hong. Samsung Pay has 1.5 million users.
Hong is talking about the launches that have happened so far, like Pay and QLED TVs.
President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia, Mr. HC Hong, is now on stage.
Here we go. We have a video playing, showing Samsung's dedication to customer service.
We're kicking off any moment now. Just got request to switch our phones to silent.
We're waiting for everyone to settle in.
The event should begin shortly. In the meantime, you can watch Gadgets360's first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
There seems to be big demand for the Galaxy Note 8 in India too, as pre-bookings have crossed 72,000 units within the first day itself. A report also states that online registrations have reached more than 1.5 lakh. We guess people still love the S Pen, which is one of the reasons why Samsung has kept the Note series alive for so long.
Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy Note 8 and if the pre-orders are any indication, the company is looking at a strong fourth quarter. The timing is also perfect as the company needs all the ammunition to hold off Apple's new iPhones, which will also be announced later tonight (10am PDT).
Hello! Welcome to the live blog of the Samsung Galaxy
Note 8 launch in India. The event is slated to kick off around 12:30pm IST, and
we'll be bringing you live updates of the event as it unfolds.
Samsung has already globally announced the Galaxy Note 8 last month and the phone is all set to start shipping on September 15. For those who need a quick refresher, here are the top eight features of the smartphone.
After a delay of approximately half an hour, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch event has commenced with Samsung CEO and President for Southeast Asia H.C. Hong taking the stage. The Galaxy Note 8 launch event is being held the same day as the iPhone X and iPhone 8 global unveiling. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in India has been set as Rs. 67,900, with Rs. 4,000 cashback for purchases made via HDFC Bank credit card. The company is reportedly confident of the large-screen phone's prospects in India, which amassed over 72,000 pre-bookings in a day, and has garnered over 2.5 lakh registrations on Amazon India and the official Samsung website.
The Galaxy Note 8 was launched in New York in August, and can be expected to be made available in its dual-SIM variant in the country. Samsung can also be expected to bring the Exynos variant of the Galaxy Note 8 to India, instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC variant.
Highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 include a dual rear camera setup, S Pen stylus, Infinity Display, and IP68-certification for dust and water resistance. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It sports a 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440x2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a Samsung Exynos octa-core SoC, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The Galaxy Note 8's dual rear camera setup has dual OIS, with one 12-megapixel wide-angle lens camera and another 12-megapixel sensor telephoto lens camera. It has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera, and was launched in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB inbuilt storage variants. Storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It is powered by a 3300mAh battery.