south Korean tech giant Samsung has made what can be termed as an innovative promotional statement with its latest flagship phablet Galaxy Note 8.
The company distributed the handset to 200 passengers travelling on a flight number IB 0513 of Iberia Airlines travelling from La Coruna to MadridBarajas. According to a report by CNET, the company handed out a message that translated to: “A year ago we asked you to turn it off, we welcome you today on board.”
The corporate vice president of Samsung Spain, Celestino Garcia, was also travelling on the flight, tweeted about this.
Just to remind the readers, the Galaxy Note 7 faced a major debacle last year due to its faulty batteries resulting in overheating and in some cases exploding. This was followed by Samsung recalling over 2.5 million handsets all over the world and many airlines banned carrying the handset in the flights. Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) banned the inflight carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in flights operated by all Indian carriers.
Due to this reason, Samsung has used a smaller sized battery for this year’s Note 8 compared to the Note 7. For those unaware, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with 3300mAh battery, which is 200mAh lesser than the Galaxy Note 7.
Priced at Rs 67,900, the Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED ‘Infinity’ display. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, clubbed with 6GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further by adding a microSD card.
It is also the company’s first to sport a dual-rear camera setup. The rear camera includes two 12MP sensors. The primary camera has a wide angled lens with f/1.7 aperture, while the secondary camera includes a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter with f/1.7 aperture. It is also the first to sport dedicated OIS for each rear cameras.
The device comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor, facial recognition and iris scanner along with this it also offers support for Samsung Pay, which was launched by the company earlier this year.