Galaxy Note 8 named ‘Gadget of the Year’ at India Mobile Congress

The Galaxy Note 8 was named ‘Gadget of the Year’ at the inaugural India Mobile Congress (IMC) on Friday. The handset, which launched in the region on September 12, is Samsung’s most powerful—and expensive—smartphone to date, featuring a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6GB of RAM, a dual-camera setup and an S Pen.

“At Samsung, we believe in inspiring the world and bringing meaningful innovation to help make lives better. With the launch of Galaxy Note 8, we have further strengthened our leadership in the premium smartphone segment in India and this prestigious award bears testimony to our efforts, said Asim Warsi,” Senior VP, Mobile Business, Samsung India.

It’s likely that the recent release of Bixby Voice in India played a significant part in the Galaxy Note 8 being awarded the ‘Gadget of the Year’ title, as customers can finally complete a flurry of tasks, including adjusting system settings, configuring reminders, composing messages and searching the internet—using nothing but their voice.

Related: Galaxy Note 8 Review

We recently published our comprehensive review of the Galaxy Note 8, in which we came to the conclusion that priced at $929.99 in the United States (and at comparable prices in other countries), it certainly isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking for a powerful, plus-sized, stylus-toting smartphone, it’s definitely worth your hard-earned cash.


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