Samsung set to launch foldable smartphone next year

Samsung set to launch foldable smartphone next year

The Note 8's USA price of $930 to $960 (around Rs 61,000), including dialling and data plans, begins an era of premium-priced handsets which analysts expect to be joined by $1,000-plus iPhones.

Samsung has reportedly started rolling out a software update for its Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) users in India.

Samsung's latest, the Galaxy Note 8 seems to be on a roll, notwithstanding the impending launch of the mega iPhone X or Samsung's own Note 7 fiasco. Event in India, over 250000 people showed interest in purchasing the handset once it officially hits retail stores in the country. The Samsung Note 8 Alpha Cradles are fully compliant with road laws, and come with a 3-year warranty.

Amazon and Google already have those always-on voice-controlled speakers in the market while Apple's Homepod is due to go on sale later this year.

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Either way, it looks like Samsung plans to release an all-new Galaxy Note 9 in 2018 that debuts a form factor we've never seen before. For rest of the world including India, the Note 8 will be equipped with Samsung's in-house Exynos Octa core SoC (System on Chip).

The device comes with Infinity Display.

It was reported that the early buyers will be benefited by the fast charger and one-time screen replacement offer. The device comes with a hybrid slot where the user can opt for a secondary SIM or the MicroSD card. The S Pen stylus is also IP68-certified, just like the phone, with both capable of withstanding immersion in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.

Its connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, GPRS/EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, NFC, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB. It will be available in Maple Gold and Midnight Black colour variants. The device features a 3300 mAh battery with rapid charging capability and also supports induction based wireless charging.

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