[ How to ?? ] Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Exynos Variant

We’re starting to see more and more people getting their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, so for those of you looking for some help in rooting your device, XDA Recognized Developer dr.ketan has made a simple step-by-step guide for you. This guide will walk you through how to gain root access to the device using SuperSU. The developer also promises to provide an EFS backup tool so you can save the important data in this partition.
Once your device is rooted, you open up the device to some interesting modifications such as flashing the popular audio mod called Viper4Android. Of course, there are already a ton of things you can do without root on Samsung devices such as blocking ads and disabling bloatware, but having root access is an added benefit nonetheless.
Check out this guide in Galaxy Note 8 forum

[Phone Launch ]Mi Max 2 launched, Is it really an upgrade?

MI Max 2 launched yesterday, same as previous one. It comes with 6.44 inch screen, huge capacity battery 5300mAh, stereo speakers, and MIUI 8 on top of Android Nougat. 
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. It is coming with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is expanded to 64GB, however you can expand it further more to 128GB via SD card. It will coming with two storage variants 64GB and 128GB.It has 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

It will be priced around Rs.16000/- for the 64GB variant and Rs.20000/- when it comes to India.
So, my verdict is even though there is an upgrade on the processor, battery and speakers, but it is leaving a segment where Oppo and Vivo relies, that is camera particularly front one. I believe if the front camera would have been 8MP that would have been better upgrade, but Xiaomi is Xiaomi and what it offers at the price is much better than others.

However if you have already Mi Max, then I don’t think you should go for Mi Max 2 rather go for MI 6.