The monstrous Galaxy Note is back and this time the Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with the biggest display of a note device yet with a 6.3” Infinity Display for an edge-to-edge writing experience with the S Pen. The Galaxy Note 8 packs a ton of great things that a lot of people will surely love.
The 6.3″ QHD+ Super AMOLED display boasts Mobile HDR Premium support, Always on Display functionality and screen off memos. Beyond simple notes, you can send Live messages, which are animated GIFs of your writings or drawings. The Galaxy Note 8 has a similar design to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with a metal and glass body and Both the phone and stylus are IP68 dust and water resistant.
The highlighting feature on the Galaxy Note 8 is the dual camera setup at the back. This is the first time a Samsung device is packing dual cameras at the back and that’s why it’s so special. The Note 8 features two 12MP sensors. One sensor is a wide angle f/1.7 lens and the other is a f/2.4 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and you can digitally zoom up to 10x. Good thing here is that both sensors are optically stabilized, therefore it will work great when shooting pictures and videos when moving or at low light situations. Due to the dual cameras, Samsung has bundled in a feature called Live Focus, which allows you to adjust the background blur of a photo either before you hit the shutter key or later on from the gallery. The front facing camera is a 8MP sensor with an apature of f/1.7.
The Galaxy Note 8 will feature either the Exynos 8895 processor or the Snapdragon 835 processor depending on the region and the Note 8 packs 6GB of Ram as well. It will have 64GB of internal storage and storage can be expanded by using a microSD card.
The Galaxy Note 8 runs Android 7.1 Nougat with many Samsung features built in. Bixby is still here and there is still a dedicated button for it. Bixby voice is also now available worldwide.
You’ll be glad to hear that Samsung kept the 3.5mm audio jack, which is enhanced with AKG audio just like with the Galaxy S8 & S8+. Wireless connectivity offers gigabit speeds on two fronts – Cat. 16 LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO.
The new flagship is powered by a 3,300mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the battery found on the S8+. Fast Wired and Wiresless charging is also present on the device.
The Galaxy Note8 will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue. It will cost $930 unlocked in the US. Pre-orders around the world are starting tomorrow, actual sales begin on September 15.
If you’re wondering whether it will blow up, The Galaxy Note 8’s battery has undergone Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check to make sure there will be no issues. So let’s hope this phone will not face any issues.
Now I’m curious to know – Do you like what you see with the Galaxy Note 8?