After being launched recently, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has now taken the title ‘Gadget of the Year’ at India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 held early this week in New Delhi.
While Samsung has been really innovative with its new flagships, the Galaxy Note 8 is among the top-end devices from the company. Besides what sets it apart is the new Infinity Display design language that was introduced with the Galaxy S8 series and features like Bixby optimization that allows the assistant to understand various Indian accents and S Pen.
The Judges were of the same accord and basically awarded the new Galaxy Note 8 with such title. The device has received the award mainly for its “Make for India” initiatives.
“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 honor to be bestowed upon with this recognition,” said Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
On the other hand, we can’t also deny the fact that the phablet does pack in some nifty features and hardware as well. Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung flagship to sport a dual rear camera setup. It consists of two 12MP rear cameras where one is a wide-angle lens while the other one is a 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 stabilization even with 2x optical zoom. Up front, there is an 8MP camera with a f/1.7 aperture for low-light selfies.
Moreover, the Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges and is powered by company’s own Exynos 8895 chipset which is paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. 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.
In any case, Samsung has stated that the Galaxy Note 8 has already received an overwhelming response in India and that it is focused on further strengthening its position in the premium smartphone segment.