Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India Launch, iPhone 8 &, iPhone X Leaks, Xiaomi Mi A1 Sale, and More: Your 360 Daily


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched at Rs. 67,900 in the country today, making the India debut of the new Samsung flagship. Pre-orders for Galaxy Note 8 have started and deliveries will commence on September 21. We already know everything about the new Samsung phone thanks to the global unveil a few weeks ago: it has a 6.3-inch Infinity Display screen, an in-built stylus that Samsung says continues to attract Note loyalists, and a dual rear camera setup on the back, which is the first for a Samsung phone. At the event in New Delhi, Samsung also announced Bixby voice support for India, which it says can understand regional dialects and accents, and will be available starting September 30 on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8.

The Note 8 will be available in two colour variants – Maple Gold, and Midnight Black – but just one storage option: 64GB. You can get it from Samsung’s own website or retail stores, as well as Amazon India. All early orders will be guaranteed a free wireless charger, as well as a one-time screen replacement. HDFC credit card users can get Rs. 4,000 cashback, and Reliance Jio has a 448GB data promo too. 

Meanwhile, Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh has said that pre-orders for the Note 8 have been the highest ever for the series as a whole, which is surprising given the jump in pricing in international markets and the recall disaster of Note 7 last year. The phone will go on sale September 14 in certain markets.

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