Because of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the Galaxy Note series of Samsung smartphones seems to take a halt. The frequent explosions of Galaxy Note 7 had caused Samsung gain in notoriety and suffer millions of loss. However, Samsung does not give up from the production of its flagship Note Series and please the world with a smartphone enriched with the Stylus. And hence Samsung finally released the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this August. And the good news for all the Nepali smartphone enthusiast is that the same flagship smartphone has been finally been launched in Nepal in less than a month of time of its international release. The launch event of the majestic flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 8 took place at Ishwori Building, Durbarmarg. The smartphone was unveiled in the presence of Samsung officials, tech bloggers, and journalists.
Speaking of note 8, Mr. Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, head of mobile business, Samsung Nepal said “Galaxy Note 8 with its stunning infinity display, enhanced s pen and a true dual camera, is designed for those who want to do bigger things. at Samsung, we listen to our customers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. With this launch, Samsung will further consolidate its leadership in the premium smartphone segment in Nepal.”
Continuing the tradition, Note 8 too is enriched with a stylus. The stylus serves the users to take notes and run through the device’s interface at ease. In addition, with the Note 8, users will be now delighted to create and share animated texts and pictures in the form of GIFs using the stylus.
On the camera department, Samsung has always been keen to provide the best hardware. And the Note 8 has not been an exception. With the Note 8, Samsung has provided dual-camera setup, which seems to be an orthodox these days. The dual-camera setup provided on the back includes two 12MP sensors, one using a telephoto lens and another being a wide-angle lens. The dual-camera setup on the phone has made it capable of taking portrait images with Bokeh effects. It also helps to take shots up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom without loss in quality. Since both the sensors are backed by OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), the images and videos are taken from the phone repel the blurs invited by the shivers and shakes during the shots. Upfront, there is an 8MP camera. The selfie embraces a wide aperture of f/1.7 capable of taking nifty images.
In terms of display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 embraces a vibrant 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone has narrow bezels and manages 83.2% screen-to-body ratio. With the narrow bezels and curvy edges, the display on this smartphone resembles its siblings Galaxy S8 and S8+ and also embraces the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Quoting DisplayMate, the smartphone currently has the best display in a smartphone.
In terms of Chipset and processor used, this smartphone is indifferent to its siblings Galaxy S8 and S8+. All of them are furnished by same Exynos 8895 chipset, which is the flagship chipset from Samsung, manufactured under 10nm FinFET technology. On the memory side, it comes with 64GB of onboard storage backed by 6GB of RAM. Since the battery had been a major issue with the Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8 is provided with 3300 mAh battery.
On the software side, Note 8 comes with Android Nougat (v7.1.1) out of the box. With the newest version Oreo (v8.0) already rolled out, the presence of Nougat may not please the most. But, don’t worry, it is queued for an Oreo update and will receive it soon. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also friendly with its digital assistant Bixby, which comes pre-installed on the device. Like the Galaxy S8, Bixby has a dedicated hardware button on the side.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price in Nepal
In terms of price, Samsung Galaxy Note is priced Rs. 1,02,990. The buyers will be granted with 16GB (2GB for eight months) of free Ncell data and Breakage insurance of eight months from Shikhar Insurance on the purchase. On the pre-orders, the buyers will be privileged with convertible wireless charger for free worth Rs. 8,000. Samsung started taking pre-orders for the smartphone. Interested ones can place their pre-order starting today till 6th of October and the smartphone will be made available from 10th October. You can place your pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 here. Furthermore, there is an additional Dashain offer for all the Samsung smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. You can know more about the Dashain offer by clicking here.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Highlights
- Display: 6.3 inches Super AMOLED Quad HD+ display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 PPI pixel density)
- OS: Android Nougat (7.1.1)
- Chipset: Exynos 8895
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
- RAM: 6GB LPDDR4 RAM
- Storage: 64GB internal storage, Expandable up to 256GB
- Rear Camera: Dual 12MP (f/1.7, PDAF, 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size + f/2.4, AF, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size), autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Front Camera: 8 MP, f/1.7, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC, 3G, 4G LTE, USB Type-C
- Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Other Features: Samsung Desktop Experience support, Bixby, HDR10 Compliant Display, IP68 Certified (Water and Dust resistant), Stylus, Wireless Charging
- Battery: 3300mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 2.0