Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Said to Launch in September

While everybody is eagerly awaiting the launch of the next smartphone in Samsung’s flagship Note series, new information has indicated that the Galaxy Note 8 might launch later than earlier expected and cost more than previous estimates. As per a recent news report, the South Korean company might launch the smartphone in late September at a price tag of EUR 999 (roughly Rs. 72,100).

According to a report by VentureBeat, a person who was briefed about the company’s launch plans has revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s most expensive phone yet and will retail for around EUR 999. The smartphone will be unveiled in second half of September and will feature selectively beefed-up features rather than a large screen size difference from the current Galaxy S series flagships, as per the report.

The Galaxy Note 8 is said to feature a 6.3-inch display, slightly larger than 6.2-inch display on Galaxy S8+, with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Interestingly, Galaxy Note 8 is claimed to be the first smartphone from Samsung to pack dual cameras at the back. Recent leaks have suggested that Galaxy C10 might be the first phone from the company to come with a dual camera setup but this new information contradicts them.

The dual camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to sport two 12-megapixel sensors and come with independent OIS (optical image stabilisation) for each lens. The dual cameras on the smartphone have been said to be in horizontal orientation and situated to the left of flash and heart rate sensor. The fingerprint sensor is said to be on the back and to the right of the heart rate sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to pack 6GB of RAM and be powered by Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 SoC (depending on the market). Again, this information contradicts earlier reports that suggested that the smartphone will come with the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836 processor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Said to Launch in September

The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to house a 3300mAh battery, which is notably less than the 3500mAh battery on Galaxy S8+. However, after the explosion cases that were caused due to battery last year, reducing battery capacity might not be the worst of ideas.

Samsung might change things substantially in terms of software. The Galaxy Note 8 is said to bring easier split-screen multitasking, specific features for the S Pen including full-sentence language translation and currency conversion, and ability to stick handwritten notes to the handset’s Always-on display.

As per the report, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 will also come with support for DeX. To recall, DeX dock allows users to convert their smartphones into a full-blown desktop by just connecting it to a monitor.

Going by the earlier pricing pattern followed by the company, the Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to cost around $900 (roughly Rs. 58,050) in the US. The smartphone will be made available in shades of Black, Gold, and Blue, as per the report.


Sita Ram Diwan Chand: Why Delhi’s Heart is Set on this Chole-Bhature Wala Since 50 Years

 his happiness would know no bounds. Situated in Paharganj area, Sita Ram Channa Bhatura has made a special place in our hearts with its puffy bhaturas stuffed with finely mashed paneer and spiced cholas (chickpeas). It has earned its place and popularity. Here’s a little about their journey and what went into making this iconic food joint.

Pran Nath Pran Nath(52), the grandson of Sitaram Pran Nath and son of Diwan Chand Pran Nath, takes us down the memory lane, “Late Shri Sitaram, my grandfather initiated the business of selling Chole Bhature along with my father, Sh. Diwan Chand with a humble push cart at DAV School in the late 1950’s, post the partition of India. They would wander around the Paharganj area and sell chola-bhatura to traders and residents. Later, they started selling them near Imperial Cinema Hall in Paharganj, and that became our temporary shop.” For Shri Sitaram and Diwan Chand, the dream of having their own permanent shop in Paharganj, an area which has now become synonymous with their famous chola bhatura joint, was still a good 15-20 years away, back then. Pran Nath narrates the trials and tribulations they faced on the way, “In 1970, they opened a shop in Paharganj and started operating from there, but it had to be shut down due to the proclamation of emergency in India in 1976. They had to shift their base again to another shop and they operated from there for almost 20 years.” In 2009, they finally moved to a bigger shop which is now the hub for probably the best chola-bhaturas in town.


Choley Bhature in making; Photo Credit: Pallav Pandey

Mr. Pran Nath Pran Nath was all of 15, when he joined his father’s business in the year 1980. Now, his son has also joined them, bringing in the 4th generation of the family into the flourishing business. “Back in the day, Delhi wasn’t this densely populated, but with time, the population grew and our business flourished. Word-of-mouth praise has immensely helped our business to grow over the years,” Pran Nath responds humbly.

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Mr. Pran Nath Kohli; Photo Credit: Pallav Pandey

Did you know? The first plate of choley bhatura that was sold costed an anna (12 paisa) and from there-on the prices gradually rose to 25 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 rupee. “Today, we sell 1 full plate for INR 55 which contains 2 bhaturas, salad, pickle along with a bowl of chola,” Prem Nath adds. They also serve a special aloo sabzi made with diced potatoes and an eclectic mix of spices which gives their iconic kaaley chane tough competition when it comes to taste.


As the time went by, Sita Ram’s customer base expanded. “Earlier we would see customers coming to our shop only from the nearby areas, but now people from all across Delhi come to enjoy our Chola-Bhatura. Some people, who previously lived in nearby areas and have now moved to other places, also visit our shop on a regular basis. Some celebrities and eminent personalities who can’t personally visit us, call us to their place or get it packed. We also serve Chole Bhature at private parties and events.,” Pran Nath adds.


Sita Ram’s Bhature; Photo Credit: Pallav Pandey

The shop opens as early as 8 a.m. in the morning and operates till 6 p.m. in the evening. It becomes quite crowed during breakfast and lunch time. So, if you want to try their chola-bhatura you must visit them early morning. Despite the rush, the owners provide quick service without compromising on the quality or quantity. They source all their ingredients from the spice hub of the capital, Khari baoli in Old Delhi. Pran Nath believes that the secret behind their fame is that they have been able to maintain the great taste over all these years.


A plate of choley bhaturey; Photo Credit: Pallav Pandey

“Whenever I find old customers revisiting our shop, they always praise us for the same original taste of the choley-bhature. We want our customers to be fully satisfied with our food and service and leave with a smile. That is our real reward,” adds Pran Nath. Sita Ram Diwan Chand Diwan Chand now has a branch in Pitampura too. The Paharganj outlet also delivers across the city.


Where: 2243, Rajguru Marg, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj, New Delh


Cost For two: INR 110

Honor 8 Pro With 6GB RAM, 4000mAh Battery, Dual Rear Cameras Unveiled in India

Huawei Terminal brand Honor launched its new smartphone on Friday – Honor 8 Pro in India. Notably, this is the same smartphone that was launched in China in February under the moniker Honor V9 before making its way to Europe and the UK in April as the Honor 8 Pro .

Some of the highlight features on the Honor 8 Pro include a dual camera setup, massive 4000mAh battery and an impressive 6GB of RAM. The smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour choices in India when it will be made available from the first half of July. The Honor 8 Pro price in India has not yet been revealed.

Talking about the dual camera setup on the Honor 8 Pro, it sports two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. One sensor takes the images in RGB while the other takes them in monochrome. At front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies as well.

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The dual-SIM Honor 8 Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin on top and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) LTPS LCD display. It is powered by Kirin 960 (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It comes with 128GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further by using the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

The connectivity options on the Honor 8 Pro include 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back.

While the pricing of the smartphone has not been announced by the company just yet, Allen Wang, Director, Product Centre, Huawei India Consumer Business Group, told IANS: “Honor 8 Pro is one of the best Honor phone so far and will be priced in the affordable price segment.”

To recall, the Honor 8 Pro was launched with a price tag of EUR 549 (roughly Rs. 39,500) in Europe.

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Additionally, the Honor 8 Pro’s retail box could be turned into a Google Cardboard viewer for VR experience as well. The smartphone comes with the Galaxy on Fire 3 and Jaunt VR apps pre-installed. Further, the company says that it has partnered with Gameloft and GoPro for in-built apps (including the GoPro Quik app) and is currently in talks with major e-tailers for exclusive online release.