Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to hit local market in October, comes with Kshs 10,000 earphones


Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 8 in New York while the launch in Kenya is expected to take place in October.

The Galaxy Note 8 features much thinner stylus pen, great camera experience and better performance. It comes in a 6.3” infinity display. The infinity display was introduced with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, launched earlier in the year. The design of the Galaxy Note 8 also remains ultra-thin, thanks to the curved edges, allowing for comfortable handling.

Mr Jung Hyun Park, MD, Samsung Electronics East Africa said: ‘’The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ushers in a new era of phablets for the power user with design and fantastic new services that are bound to drive personal productivity.’’ The Samsung MD further noted that ‘’the Galaxy Note 8 is our commitment to redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.”

The device packs 6GB of RAM, and a new dual lens 12MP camera, with dual pixel technology for fast auto-focus and wide F1.7 aperture for vivid and bright photos even in low light conditions. The front 8MP camera also features a wide F1.7 aperture and Selective focus for enhanced selfies.

The Stylus pen is now IP68 rated (water and dust resistant), this enables the use of the S-pen in wet conditions and fresh water bodies that are 1.5m deep for up to 30 minutes. The S-pen is also now equipped with a thinner tip and enhanced pressure sensitivity making the writing and drawing experience on the Note 8 more precise.

The Note 8 is powered by an advanced 10nm processor and comes with 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB via Micro SD slot.

Note 8 users will also experience quality sound with new high-performance earphones from AKG by Harman, coming as in-box accessory and valued at Kshs 10,000.

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