Launch of Galaxy Note 8 draws a large crowd

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  • Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

Running Man's Song Ji-hyo greeting the media and Malaysian fans during the launch event at Pavilion KL. — AZLINA ABDULLAH /The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur by South Korean celebrity Song Ji-hyo drew a spectacular crowd.

Song Ji-hyo, the star of the popular long-running variety show Running Man, was here to demonstrate the functions of the Note 8.

The Note 8 features the iconic S-Pen stylus, which allows users to sketch and take notes on the go. Taking lengthy notes is now easier as the Screen-Off Memo mode has been improved to allow you to jot down up to 100 pages, even without unlocking the phone.

“The Note 8 has a refined design, an enhanced S Pen, best-in-class dual cameras, and innovative entertainment and productivity capabilities to help people do bigger things,” said Samsung Malaysia Electronics head of IT and mobile business, Liew Kian Meng.

It’s the first Samsung Galaxy smartphone to feature dual 12-megapixel rear cameras – one wide angle and the other telephoto – so users can have better zoom or create the popular Bokeh effect.

It has a large 6.3in QHD+ Super Amoled screen (1,440 x 2,960 pixels) which Samsung calls the Infinity Display.

“Today, we are combining the Infinity Display from the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with the S Pen and bringing it to the Note users for the very first time,” said Samsung Malaysia Electronics head of product marketing Julien Thean.

The Note 8 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 octa core processor and has 6GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB via microSD) and 3,300mAh battery.

It also has an iris scanner for unlocking the device, rear fingerprint sensor, IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.

The Note 8 retails for RM3,999 and comes in three colour options – Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Orchid Grey.

This is the second time a member of the popular South Korean variety show has graced Samsung’s launch. In March last year, Song’s co-star Lee Kwang-soo was at the launch of the Galaxy S7 Edge at Suria KLCC.

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