Price Cut: Samsung Galaxy S8

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The Galaxy Note8 battery has undergone Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check process.

Samsung officially announced the newest update to the flagship phablet Note series in their Unpacked Event in NY on Wednesday. It is now available in the country with a price tag of Rs. 25,900.

This week saw the launch of Galaxy Note 8, Redmi Note 5A and Android Oreo.

All the other specs are same as in the global variant which is launched on 23rd August.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 utilizes two OIS snappers on the back. So far there are two main functions, Bixby Vision and Bixby Voice. The new design also features two 12MP rear cameras featuring Optical Image Stabilization, while providing some outstanding new camera options for handsome photos and video.

One of the standout features of the Note 8 was the dual-camera setup that allowed for selective focus and enhanced picture quality depth-of-field. At the front there could be a 16MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture.

The telephoto lens comes loaded with aperture f/2.4, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom.

And while that's still an option, Samsung built on that idea this year and created a new feature called Live Messages for the Galaxy Note 8.

With the new Note, the enhanced S Pen includes a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity, unlocking new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with others. It also packs a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and a dual Edge to Edge display.

The device also offers IP67 dust and water resistance rating. The device is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC (with some markets getting the Samsung Exynos octa-core variant as well). By the way, the same amount can be spent on Chinese flagship OnePlus 5, arrived in Russian Federation last week and offering 6 GB of RAM vs 4 GB in S8. The phone is available for $929.99 without an agreement or payment plan and comes in Midnight Black with 64GB of storage. The internal storage is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD slot. The battery is a bit smaller this time, 3300 mAh capacity battery with wireless charging features. The fingerprint sensor placement on the Note 8 also looks weird, but we all know how good Google is with this feature.