Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 begin in India
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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.