Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has won the 'Gadget of the Year' award at the inaugural India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 held early this week in New Delhi. The Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India on September 12 as the latest flagship smartphone and it is priced at Rs 67,900. The Galaxy Note 8 is the top-end device from the company and it features the new Infinity Display design language that was first seen on Galaxy S8 series. The Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges and is powered by company's own Exynos 8895 chipset. The Note 8 comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.
The biggest difference between Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 series is the new dual rear camera setup and improved S Pen. The Note 8 sports dual 12MP rear cameras with one wide-angle lens and another telephoto lens. The primary camera has f/1.7 aperture while the telephoto lens has f/2.4 aperture and both the lenses support optical image stabilisation for stable shots even with 2x optical zoom. There is also an 8MP front camera with a f/1.7 aperture for low-light selfies.
Samsung says the Galaxy Note 8 has received an overwhelming response in India and it claims to further strengthen its position in the premium smartphone segment. "Our ear to ground approach led by innovative technologies across product and service categories have made Samsung a popular choice amongst consumers and it is a great honour to be bestowed upon with this recognition," said Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
The Galaxy Note 8 feaṭures an improved S Pen with translation support and new live message feature. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a 3300mAh battery. The Note 8 also comes with Bixby digital assistant that has been optimised to understand Indian accents. The device recently gained support for voice feature and has received the award mainly for its "Make for India" initiatives.