Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a huge Rs 12000 price cut

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung is getting ready to launch the Galaxy Note 9 in India within a couple of days. This makes it the perfect time to offer a big discount on the phone’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8.

To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled last year at Rs 67900. The handset’s price has now dropped by Rs 12000 to Rs 55900. That’s a huge difference and makes the smartphone a pretty compelling option. As for why Samsung is slashing the figure by such a huge margin, it might have something to do with the fact that the Galaxy Note 9 costs Rs 67900.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Note 9

Samsung’s site and Amazon India are both selling the Galaxy Note 8 at Rs 55900. Flipkart is yet to catch the memo since it’s still vending the phone at Rs 62000, but that might change in the future. All 3 sites are also taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 (Samsung/Amazon/Flipkart).

Comparing the two side-by-side, it would be difficult for anyone to make out the differences between the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9. There are a few though, such as the latter’s much more sensible fingerprint scanner placement. There’s also the new S Pen, equipped with Bluetooth and remote control powers.

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There are plenty of changes internally as well. The Indian variant of the Galaxy Note 8 has an Exynos 8895 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of ROM, a 3300mAh battery, and a 6.3-inch screen. The Galaxy Note 9 has an Exynos 9810 SoC, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 128GB/512GB of ROM, a 4000mAh battery, and a 6.4-inch display.

Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

– Display: 6.3-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels
– OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
– Battery: 3300mAh
– CPU: Exynos 8895
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 6GB
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 8MP front
– Weight: 195g
– Size: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fiac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C

The Galaxy Note 9 is landing in India on August 22.