Samsung's flagship smartphone Galaxy Note8 on Friday won the 'Gadget of the Year' award at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 here. Galaxy Note8, which features 'Bixby' digital assistant and enhanced 'S Pen', was launched in India on September 12 at Rs 67,900.
"With the launch of Galaxy Note8, we have further strengthened our leadership in the premium smartphone segment in India and this prestigious award bears testimony to our efforts," Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.
Galaxy Note8 has industry-first "Infinity Display". The 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels delivered sharp and deep colours. The edge-to-edge display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio offered maximum viewing area. You cannot ask for a better screen when it comes to watching movies, playing games or social media use.
The device with 6GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 256GB) houses a 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core SoC (system on chip), handling heavy-graphics games with ease with "Vulkan API" support.
When it comes to security, Note 8 comes with "iris scanner", FaceID (just like the "super premium" iPhone X), fingerprint scanner (that works awesomely), number lock and pattern lock. All five options work fine with the fingerprint lock turned out to be the most handy security option.
Galaxy Note 8 comes with a rear dual camera set-up with dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). While one is a wide-angle 12MP Dual Pixel autofocus camera with an aperture of 1.7, the other is a "Telephoto" 12MP autofocus camera with an f-stop of 2.4. The system has 2X optical zoom and up to 10X digital zoom.
The 8MP front shooter with f1.7 clicks beautiful photos even in low-light conditions.
Samsung has also made the "S-Pen" more powerful that supports 4,096 levels of pressure, with the tip having a 0.7mm diameter.
The 3,300mAh battery takes an hour and 43 minutes time to charge completely. The company gives "AKG" earplugs with the device.