Samsung has finally unveiled much-anticipated device Galaxy Note 8 in an event held in The New York City. However, nothing new to know, though we were already aware of these specifications. It is having 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED infinity display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. For optics, the device accumulated dual rear cameras on the back; a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and wide-angle lens and an another 12-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture and telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom with OIS integrated on both.
The Note 8 brings two different variants similar to S8 series for regions specifically. The US variant will have Snapdragon 835 SoC while the International units will be shipped with Exynos 8895 chipset. Moreover, design wise it resembles the S8 series either has an IP68 rating to offer water and dust resistant body.
The S Pen is the key selling point for what the entire “Note” series is known for. It has got several improvements over last year’s S pen stylus such as improved pressure sensitivity, lets you share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs. Besides, It carries a new Translate feature, that lets you hover over text to quickly translate entire sentences in up to 71 languages, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.
The handset is backed by 3,300 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1.1, Nougat out of the box. Additionally, It has Iris scanner, fingerprint sensor as well as heart rate monitor similar to its predecessor.
Below are official promo videos embedded:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs
|Display||6.3-inch (2960 x 1440 pixels) QHD+ Super AMOLED|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla glass 5
IP68 - water & dust resistance
|Processor||Snapdragon 835 (US & China)
Exynos 9 8895
|GPU||Adreno 540 (US & China)
|Rear Camera||Dual 12MP, f/1.7 + 12MP, f/2.4 (telephoto), LED flash, 2160p 4K Rec.|
|Front Camera||8MP , f/1.7|
|RAM & Storage||6GB RAM with 64/128/256GB storage|
|External Storage||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Battery||3300mAh battery with Fast Charging|
|Dimensions and Weight||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy 8 smartphone comes in different colors and pricing depending upon the region. It will be available starting mid-September in global markets while in the US, it will be available for pre-booking from August 24, through most carries and ships from September 15. Below are the full pricing details provides along with color options and bundled offers included with the device, thanks to gsmarena!
|Where||Price||Colors||Early owner bonus|
|US||$930||Orchid Gray, Midnight Black||Gear 360 camera
128GB microSD + fast wireless charger
|UK||£869||Midnight Black, Maple Gold||Samsung DeX docking station|
|Europe||€999||Samsung DeX docking station|
|Canada||CA$1,300||Midnight Black, Deepsea Blue||128GB microSD + fast wireless charger
(only until September 15)
(pre-orders start August 25)
|Midnight Black, Maple Gold||128GB microSD + fast wireless charger
(only until September 21)
Chart Credit: gsmarena