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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the flagship of the year in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android phablet (Source: Evan Blass)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Source: Evan Blass)
Only one year after the catastrophic failure of the Note 7, Samsung managed to bounce back with the Galaxy Note 8 and the "Flagship Smartphone of the Year" award it has just received in India proves that the Galaxy Note lineup is doing great.

Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 phablet in September 2017, at the end of a very tough time for this family of products. The Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a major failure and the effect of this exploding phablet on the company's finances was estimated at US$17 billion. However, the brand came out stronger than ever with the Galaxy Note 8, not to mention that Samsung also managed to sell a pretty large number of factory-refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units as well.

Samsung Mobile India published the following message earlier today on Twitter: "Samsung won two big awards at the Exhibit Tech Awards 2017, with #GalaxyNote8 winning the ‘Flagship Smartphone of the Year’ and the #GearS3 winning the ‘Wearable Gadgets of the Year’." 

Back in September, the Galaxy Note 8 won the "Gadget of the Year" award at the India Mobile Congress. Since its launch, this phablet sold really well in many markets, although it does not come cheap at all. In fact, Samsung sold more Galaxy Note 8 units in India than Apple's iPhone 8. According to the local dealers, Apple sold about 60 to 70 iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus handsets for every 100 Galaxy Note 8 flagships.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12-20 (Update: 2017-12-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.