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Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 begin in India

The Galaxy Note 8 is now available for pre-order on Amazon India. (Source: Amazon)
The Galaxy Note 8 is now available for pre-order on Amazon India. (Source: Amazon)
Samsung India has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 in India shortly after its global launch. The handset, which retails at ₹67,900 (US$ 1,060), will go on sale in the country starting September 22.

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Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note 8 in India at a press event in New Delhi today. The S-Pen sporting phablet will be sold exclusively on Amazon and on Samsung India's online store. Samsung is a popular smartphone brand in India with close to 43% market share, even with the torrent of cheaper Chinese smartphones flooding the country. The pre-registrations for the device have already crossed the 250,000 mark.

The Indian variant of the Galaxy Note 8 features the Exynos 8895 SoC paired with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage along with a microSD slot. The device is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. The phablet runs on a 3300 mAh battery. Customers pre-ordering the Galaxy Note 8 will be getting some goodies such as a free screen replacement warranty and a wireless charger. Those buying on launch day will be offered 448 GB extra 4G data on the Reliance Jio network.  Customers using a HDFC Bank Credit Card stand to avail a cashback of ₹4,000 (US$62). HC Long, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia, said that the company has made the Note 8 bigger than the previous generation and has also added "Make for India" innovations into the handset.  

The Galaxy Note 8 will retail for ₹67,900 (US$1,060) on Amazon India and Samsung India's online store. The handset is open for pre-orders starting today and will be made available on September 22. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-09-12 (Update: 2017-09-12)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.