Samsung today officially announced its next Flagship in the Note series, Samsung Galaxy Note8, at New York Event as per scheduled. Featuring a bezel-less Infinite display, the phone seems truly beautiful. Not only in the design, but it is also a powerhouse inside with new feature packed S-Pen. Let’s take a close look at the new Note.
Design & Software:
The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with a huge 6.3 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display offering 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution with 522 ppi pixel density and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Its end-to-end bezel-less display not just makes it the most premium design but also extends phone’s sides, just like we saw in Galaxy S8. It measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and weighs 195g.
The phone is running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and will soon get the new Android O update. Galaxy Note8 supports Dual SIM cards but with Hybrid slots (nano + nano / microSD). It is an IP68 rated Water and dust resistant device that can stay under water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. Just like the S series, Samsung has now also integrated the all new Bixby assistant in Note8 with a dedicated Bixby hardware key.
Sensors and Security:
Being a Flagship smartphone, the new Galaxy Note8 comes with a bunch of useful sensors. The phone comes with Iris scanner as well as Fingerprint sensor that keeps your phone as well as data safe. We also get a Heart Rate monitor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor and Pressure Sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 is a powerhouse with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core mobile platform paired up with Adreno 540 GPU. While its other variant comes with Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 Octa-Core processor paired by Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. And it is further teamed up with massive 6GB LPDDR4 RAM making the performance as well as multitasking pretty smoother. As per storage, Note8 comes in 3 variants, i.e. 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage memory. Since there’s Hybrid slot, all these variants support MicroSD card up to 256GB.
Camera & Photography:
The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the company’s first smartphone with Dual Rear Cameras. The phone carries a primary 12 Megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens and OIS. While the secondary is also 12 Megapixel shooter with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS and 2x optical zoom. It can be up to 10x digital zoom.
For Selfie fans, it has an 8 Megapixel front-facing camera with Auto focus, f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens.
With new Note, Samsung has also introduced a new and improved S Pen stylus. It now has a finer tip and enhanced pressure sensitivity. You can now easy share animated texts or drawings using S-Pen across platforms that supports GIF images. . That’s not all. You can now instantly translate any text by simply hovering the new S Pen over it in 71 different languages. Similarly, it also lets you convert foreign currencies and units instantly.
Connectivity & Battery:
Being a premium Flagship device, Galaxy Note8 supports almost all major connectivity features including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC and MST. While talking about the battery, it is powered up with 3300mAh battery with fast charging support on wired as well as wireless (WPC and PMA).
Samsung Galaxy Note8 Specifications:
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Fingerprint Sensor and Iris Scanner
6.3 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 522ppi pixel density
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core with Adreno 540 GPU / Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 Octa-Core processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB, 128GB, 256GB internal storage. Expandable up to 256GB with microSD Card
- 12 Megapixel primary Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens and OIS
- 12 Megapixel secondary camera with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS and 2x optical zoom
- 8 Megapixel front-facing camera with Auto focus, f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens
- Heart Rate Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor,
- RGB Light Sensor and Pressure Sensor
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC and MST.
- 3300mAh battery with fast charging support on both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA)
Pricing & Availability:
Though Samsung revealed the phone today but they haven’t announced anything about the pricing yet. We will update you with the same as soon as we get to know.
About availability, the new Galaxy Note8 is going up for pre-order from tomorrow itself, i.e. August 24th in U.S. However, the shipment will start from September 15th. The phone will be available in 4 different color choices, including Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue and Midnight Black.