Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Set for August 23 Unpacked Event

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Set for August 23 Unpacked Event

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Galaxy Note 8 is expected to pack 6GB of RAM
  • Samsung has used tagline “Do bigger things” on invite
  • The smartphone is expected to feature dual cameras at back

Samsung is all set to launch the next smartphone in its Galaxy Note series of phablets, the Galaxy Note 8. The company has started sending invites for Unpacked launch event on August 23. While an earlier report had pointed to the same date for launch, we now have the official confirmation from the South Korean company. While the company doesn’t say much on its launch teaser, it has used the tagline “Do bigger things” to indicate a larger display and more features over current flagships.

In the invite image, shared by Samsung Mobile through a tweet on Thursday, the company has displayed the outline of a smartphone with an Infinity Display, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. Notably, the signature S Pen can also be seen right alongside the outline in the invite image, all but confirming the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung said, “Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017,” in its tweet.

As we mentioned, “bigger things” is likely an indication of more features over current flagships as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to feature only a slightly bigger 6.3-inch display compared with 6.2-inch on Galaxy S8+.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 SoC (depending on the market). The smartphone has been tipped to pack 6GB of RAM. The dual camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with two 12-megapixel sensors and independent OIS (optical image stabilisation) for each lens. The camera setup on the smartphone have been said to be in a horizontal orientation and the sensors are believed to be separated from the fingerprint sensor by the LED flash and heart rate monitor in the middle. Rumours of an in-screen fingerprint sensor also continue to spread – though of course, it depends on if the company is able to successfully implement it in time for the launch.

As per leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to house a 3300mAh battery. There have been several leaks about the design of the smartphone and some of the recently leaked cases have even shown similarity. As Samsung had heating and explosion issues with Galaxy Note 7, which recently even made a comeback as Galaxy Note Fan edition in Korea, the company would definitely want to revive the series with a bang (no pun intended).

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

6.30-inch

Processor

1.6GHz octa-core

RAM

6GB

OS

Android 7.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3300mAh

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft’s India-born chief Satya Nadella will be in India later this month to address a conference on ‘Future Decoded’ in Mumbai.

While Nadella has visited India a number of times since assuming the leadership role, this visit takes on added significance as the global debate on US’ clampdown on visas and its impact on flow of skilled manpower rages.

Nadella is among the first few technology titans to oppose the restrictions on immigration by the new US administration under President Donald Trump.

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Last month, Trump had signed a sweeping executive order to suspend the arrival of refugees and impose tough new controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen as part of new measures to “keep radical Islamic terrorists” out of America.

Condemning the move, Nadella, in a post on LinkedIn, had said: “As an immigrant and a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country and for the world. We will continue to advocate this important topic.”

Microsoft President Brad Smith said as many as 76 Microsoft employees are affected by the new executive order.

Executives from Google, Apple, Netflix, Facebook and other top American companies have slammed Trump’s immigration order that sparked widespread protests across the US.

Microsoft’s Future Decoded event, to be held on February 21-22, is expected to see participation of 1,500 business and government officials.

This will include names like Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Lord Jonathan Evans (former director general, MI5), Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors, and Anil Rai Gupta, Chairman and MD of Havells.

The discussions will revolve around how digital technology is empowering people and organisations across governments, education, banks, hospitals, e-commerce, entertainment, and manufacturing organisations.

Details of Nadella’s itinerary could not be confirmed.

Tags: Satya Nadella, Microsoft, India, Microsoft India, Donald Trump
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Microsoft Surface AIO Expected to Be Launched at October 26 Windows 10 Event

Microsoft Surface AIO Expected to Be Launched at October 26 Windows 10 Event

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Microsoft’s October 26 event will focus on Windows 10
  • The event will be live streamed
  • All new Surface branded AIO expected at October 26 event

Microsoft has announced an event on October 26 in New York City where the company says it will reveal “what’s next for Windows 10.” This is being thought to be the new Surface desktop that was tipped earlier. The event will kick off on October 26 at 10am EDT (or 7:30pm IST) and will be live streamed.

Ahead of the fall event, Microsoft has indicated that it will be all about the next chapter in the Windows 10. As we mentioned, apart from software-related announcements and incremental updates to certain features in Windows 10, Microsoft is expected to showcase an all-in-one (AIO) PC under its Surface brand. The Surface all-in-one device was rumoured in July.

The upcoming AIO under Surface branding is codenamed “Cardinal”, as per the earlier report. It is expected to be showcased in three screen sizes – 21-inches, 24-inches, and 27-inches. Rumours claim that the Redmond giant may unveil all three at the event or at least one will be showcased. Unfortunately, the specifications of the alleged AIO PC have been successfully kept under wraps and speculations will likely begin as we approach closer to the event.

Microsoft is said to be launching the Surface AIO PC as a consolation of sorts as the unveiling of the second-generation Surface Book was reportedly shifted from the second half of 2016 to first half 2017 due to delay in CPU shipments by Intel. Previous reports have already suggested that Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone which is said to debut in early 2017.

ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley also speculates that Microsoft may highlight a bunch of OEM partners at the October 26 event.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 10, Surface, Surface AIO, Surface Desktop
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How to Watch Google Pixel Phones Event Live

How to Watch Google Pixel Phones Event Live

The Google Pixel event is the company’s biggest launch of the year, where the software giant will unveil its new portfolio of hardware products, ranging from the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, to the Google Home smart speaker. Other products expected to be launched at the October 4 event are the Google Wi-Fi smart router and the Chromecast Ultra dongle. You can watch the live stream here, or, if you so desire, check out our live blog direct from the event.

What time does the Google Pixel phone event start?
The Google Pixel event starts at 9am San Francisco time on Wednesday, which is 12pm in New York, 5pm in London, and 9:30pm in New Delhi. Google’s events usually begin on time, so make sure you tune in five or so minutes before the scheduled start.

Subscribe to Orbital: The Gadgets 360 Podcast via iTunes or RSS and just hit the play button below to catch us discuss Pixel phones and all other announcements from Google’s event on Tuesday.

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