Samsung planning to launch foldable smartphone in 2018

As a part of an introductory offer, the company is offering one-time screen replacement along with wireless charger with the purchase of Galaxy Note 8.

"Note 8 looks a great device with Samsung getting the software and AI piece right over there".

Apple is slated to introduce a new set of smartphones later today in the USA, marking the 10-year anniversary of the iconic smartphone. It will also be available in select offline retailers.

Samsung launched its flagship smartphone the Galaxy Note 8 on Tuesday in India priced at Rs 67,900. This makes the smartphone company's costliest phone so far. However, the ultra-widescreen Super AMOLED infinity display on the Note 8 is slightly less curved than the one found on the S8 series. While the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Flipkart-exclusive, the Galaxy Note8 will be sold exclusively by Amazon India. Rest of the specifications are same.

This gadget is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC or a Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC, with the latter alternative expected to be made available in India - the Exynos processor has 4 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four at 1.7GHz.

It would be interesting to see if Samsung - one of the most trusted smartphone manufacturers in the country - can replicate the success in India.

The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch display, and a standard wide and zoom lens camera.

New reports suggest that the South Korean giant has already started working on an Android 8.0 Oreo update. This dual camera is supposed to help the consumers capture great images including creating the bokeh effect in the portrait mode. It comes with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. The company has embedded two 12-megapixel camera sensors on the back of the Note 8. RAM, however, has been increased to 6GB (the Galaxy Note 7 featured 4GB RAM). The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 3,300mAh battery and strangely enough, the fast charging support is restricted to the good old Quick Charge 2.0. "As before, they'll continue to pave the way for others to come". Along with this, a microSD slot for expandable storage is provided as well.

As for the stylus, Samsung has introduced an "enhanced" S Pen that can take notes in "Screen off" memo or quickly annotate documents and photos. According to the website SamMobile the Samsung Galaxy A7 will now get an Android Nougat update.

Samsung revealed that "Bixby Voice capability (capable of recognising Indian accents) will now be available in India from September 30 on Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy S8 & S8+ devices".

  • Arturo Norris