Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India Pre-Orders Start Shipping, Goes on Sale on Friday

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India Pre-Orders Start Shipping, Goes on Sale on Friday


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 67,900
  • It is up for pre-order on Amazon India, and Samsung online store
  • Early shipment of pre-orders has now begun in India

After the global rollout in 42 countries, shipping of pre-orders in India has now begun for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone was up for pre-orders since September 12, and early pre-order customers will start to see the smartphone arrive at their doorsteps starting Thursday. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 67,900 across India, and will be sold online via Amazon India, Samsung’s online store, as well as select offline Samsung stores.

On Amazon India, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still up for pre-order, and the release date is set for September 22. The e-commerce portal has listed special pre-order offers like Rs. 4,000 cash back if you purchase the smartphone with HDFC bank credit cards. You also get a free wireless charger alongside, and Reliance Jio is offering up to 448GB of extra 4G data alongside free Jio Prime membership. By paying Rs. 990 more alongside the pre-order, you also get eligible for a one-time screen replacement as well. No Cost EMI options are also available on many cards, and an exchange offer up to Rs. 10,400 is also listed on the e-commerce site. You can check all the deals here.Similar offers are listed on the Samsung online store for pre-ordering the smartphone as well. The exchange offer value may vary depending upon the smartphone you exchange it with.

Two weeks ago, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 registrations crossed 1.5 lakh while the pre-orders reportedly hit the 72,000 mark in India. In its home market, Samsung said that the Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders were 2.5 times that of all the pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea.

For the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 packs a huge 6.3-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 screen ratio, the same as Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagship. Apart from this, Galaxy Note 8 comes with features such as iris scanner that can be used as an authentication method for certain functionalities, S Pen as a stylus to jot, scribble, magnify things in addition to some advanced operations like real-time translation of texts and pictures.

Other specifications include a Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four cores clocked at 1.7GHz) (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in US) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a dual rear camera setup, with Dual OIS (optical image stabilisation), wherein there is one 12-megapixel sensor coupled with a wide-angle lens, Dual Pixel autofocus, an f/1.7 aperture, and optical image stabilisation, while the other sensor is also a 12-megapixel, paired with a telephoto lens, an f/2.4 aperture, and optical image stabilisation. The dual camera setup gives the Galaxy Note 8 the capability to offer depth-of-field (Bokeh) effects with real-time and after the fact adjustment, 2x optical zoom, as well as the ability to capture photos simultaneously with each camera. On the front end, there’s an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with an aperture of f/1.7.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Excellent buildquality, design and display
  • Useful stylus
  • Very good cameras
  • Speedy performance
  • Bad
  • Slightly heavy
  • Battery life could be better
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Maple Gold, 64GB, 6GB RAM) –
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Samsung Begins Shipping World’s Highest Capacity 15.36TB Enterprise SSD

Samsung Begins Shipping World's Highest Capacity 15.36TB Enterprise SSD

Samsung has announced that its PM1633a enterprise SSD, first unveiled in August, has begun shipping. The drive has a capacity of 15.36TB, which is currently the highest in the world for standard 2.5-inch SSDs. Samsung says the PM1633a will fit into standard 2U server enclosures, allowing customers to drastically increase storage density and power efficiency as well as reliability and performance.

The drive uses 512 of Samsung’s 256Gb third-generation 3D V-NAND chips, each of which has 48 layers of flash storage cells. The chips themselves are arranged in 16 layers within the drive’s enclosure, for the highest density ever seen. Samsung uses its own proprietary controller and firmware logic, and there’s also a 16GB DRAM cache. The drive uses the enterprise-standard 12Gbps SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) interface.

Samsung claims performance that is up to 1,000 times that of SAS hard drives and double that of SATA SSDs, with read and write performance of up to 200,000IOPS and 32,000IOPS respectively. Sequential read and write speeds are claimed to be over 1.2GBps. Users can write up to 15.36TB of data per day to the drive, ie its entire capacity, without failure.

In addition to the peak capacity 15.36TB model, Samsung will also offer versions with 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 480GB of space. Prices have not been publicly announced, and there’s also no word on equivalent products for the consumer market.

The company aims to displace spinning hard drives from data centres by matching and exceeding the cost per unit of storage that currently still favours hard drives. However, the world’s largest hard drives are all 3.5-inch and capacity tops out at 10TB for now, making the PM1633a not only the world’s highest capacity SSD but also the highest capacity drive of any kind.
Samsung has also launched its consumer-targeted external SSD T3 series in India, in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB. The SSD T3 is the successor to the SSD T1 (Review), and uses the newer USB Type-Cinterface. The palm-sized device also uses Samsung’s 3D V-NAND chips, and has a shock-resistant, anti-scratch body.

The SSD T3 offers speeds of up to 450MBps over USB 3.0 and promises 256-bit AES encryption for data security. You’ll need at least Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.7, and Samsung says Android is also supported through a custom app. It weighs just 51g. Samsung says the SSD T3 will go on sale in India in late March, though it is already listed by some retailers. It is priced at Rs. 10,999 for 250GB, Rs. 18,999 for 500GB, Rs. 37,999 for 1TB and Rs. 74,999 for 2TB. Each model is covered by a three-year warranty.

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