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Do bigger things: Samsung Galaxy Note8

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  • With Bixby capabilities and Enhanced S Pen launched in Sri Lanka
  • New Galaxy Note is designed to help you achieve more in work and life with an Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and Dual Camera with dual Optical Image Stabilisation

 Samsung Electronics yesterday launched its flagship smartphone Galaxy Note8 in Sri Lanka, offering the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things. 

Samsung will also introduce Bixby Voice capabilities which will be available on Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy S8 & S8+ devices.

With Galaxy Note8, consumers get a big, immersive Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung’s best-ever true Dual Camera with dual Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) to capture stunning photos in all conditions. 

The incredible Note series loved by thousands of consumers in Sri Lanka will also come with the revolutionary Samsung’s defence-grade security platform Samsung Knox, making it the most desirable smartphone available in the market. Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.

Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Hanbae Park said: “Sri Lanka loves the Galaxy Note because they saw that it would be a canvas for their creativity, an engine for their ideas, and a platform for their productivity. I take this opportunity to thank all our consumers in Sri Lanka who have made Samsung the No.1 Smartphone brand, especially those who have patiently waited for the Note 8.” “Galaxy Note8 with its stunning Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and a true Dual Camera, is designed for those who want to do bigger things. At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. With this launch, Samsung will further consolidate its leadership in the premium smartphone segment in Sri Lanka,” said Samsung Sri Lanka Mobile Business Head of Division Nigel Adams.

See more, do more 

on the Infinity Display 

Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet with superior engineering and design, it comfortably fits in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. Galaxy Note8 gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone.

Note users have long been able to do more with Multi Window. With Galaxy Note8, the App Pair feature lets you create a custom shortcut on the Edge Panel to simultaneously launch two frequently used apps and invoke them with ease. So, they can watch a video while messaging friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of them.

S Pen: A smarter way to express

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note’s defining features. With Galaxy Note8, the intelligent S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has.

Live Message on Galaxy Note8 allows you to tell expressive stories and you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support GIFs. It’s a whole new way to communicate with the S Pen—adding lively and emotional connections that bring your messages to life. The Always On Display allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone. And with Galaxy Note8, it’s even more powerful.

Galaxy Note8’s Screen off memo allows you to take up to one-hundred pages of notes, without even unlocking the phone. Users just need to remove the S Pen and jot down notes, pin them to the Always On Display and edit directly from the Always On Display, letting users, including professionals, do what other smartphones can’t. The improved S Pen acts as a personal translator and convertor—just hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words, but entire sentences and get the output in up to 71 languages, or instantly convert units and foreign currencies.

Picture perfect moments 

with true dual camera

Samsung set the standard for smartphone cameras and with Galaxy Note8, we’re delivering our most powerful smartphone camera yet. The rear camera on Galaxy Note8 comes with two 12MP lenses—wide angle and telephoto—and both are equipped with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for sharper photos and videos—an industry first feature. For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note8’s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and even after you take the photo. 

In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take pictures simultaneously—one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background. 

The wide-angle lens continues the legacy of the Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

Infinite possibilities

Galaxy Note8 packs in enhanced performance and features that have redefined the mobile experience:

Legacy of convenience

  • Water and dust resistance: Four years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with water resistance. And today, you can take your Note almost anywhere you want with water and dust resistance (IP68) on the device and even the S Pen. 
  • Fast wireless charging: Two years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with wireless charging. The Galaxy Note8 supports the most advanced wireless charging capabilities yet, so you can get a quick, convenient charge.

Continued Note promise

  • Powerful performance: With 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and expandable memory (up to 256GB), you have all the power you need to browse, stream, play games, and multitask. All this without having to worry about power consumption due to enhanced processor efficiency and a host of power management features.
  • Security: The Galaxy Note8 offers a choice of biometric authentication options—including iris and fingerprint scanning in addition to face recognition, pin, pattern and password. Samsung Knox provides defence-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate. 

New way to interact

  • Bixby: With our intelligent interface Bixby, the phone adapts to you and not the other way around. It is a smarter way to use your phone and get more done. Bixby is introduced in Sri Lanka on Galaxy Note8 and Galaxy S8 & S8+ devices. Being true to Samsung’s legacy of bringing customer centric innovations for the Sri Lankan market.


  • Innovative mobile experiences: Samsung DeX enables a desktop experience, powered by Galaxy Note8. You can keep your files on your device, conduct work on the go, and use Samsung DeX when you need an even bigger screen. 

The Galaxy Note8 is available in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey colours at JKOA, Singhagiri, Singer, Softlogic, authorised dealers, selected Dialog outlets and online at wow.lk.

Pix by Daminda Harsha Perera

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