Samsung has announced official Galaxy Note 8 specs, release date and US / UK prices, Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The beast of a smartphone (aka Galaxy Note 8) comes with a brilliant Infinity Display, found with Galaxy S8 and S8+. As is always the case with smartphones and tablets of this caliber. The last few week’s have seen a number of leaks drop into the public domain revealing the fact about the Note 8 hardware.
Now, that potential information leaked out comes true. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has been officially announced. All of things which are unconfirmed becomes accurate with the release of Galaxy Note 8 today. The first area of consideration is the aesthetic design of the hardware. As expected, the Note 8 hardware takes a lot of design inspiration from the extremely successful S8/S8 Plus with the same stunning Infinity Display. The screen resolution and others dominate the front of the gadget with very few bezels around the panel.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Highlights
You will get a little lost in the beauty of the display when you consider that the Galaxy Note 8’s display is 6.3-inch in size. It offers an 18:9 aspect ratio, which is outstanding, as many rivals only has 16:9 ratio. And the most stunning feature the Infinity Display is a Super AMOLED experience at 2960-by-1440 pixels.
Under the display explanation, Samsung has packaged a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with an upgrade to a whopping 6GB of RAM. Those components will work alongside an internal storage capacity of 64GB / 128GB / 256GB. While the storage of the Galaxy Note 8 is expandable using a dedicated microSD card.
This time around, taking some cautious decisions, Samsung has also hopefully overcome any battery woes that it had with the previous generation Note 7 hardware to include a 3,300mAh battery pack. There’s still USB-C and fast as well as wireless charging alternative. As we would expect from a Samsung device.
Like S8, Note 8 also features a dedicated button for its digital assistant, Bixby. Supports DeX, as well as retina and fingerprint scanner for unlocking the Galaxy Note 8 device.
Wait, nothing is finished off as yet. The overall Note 8 hardware aspect of the device confronted with the integration of iPhone 7 Plus like dual-lens camera system on the rear. Packing in two 12-megapixel sensors, one of which is a standard wide-angle lens and the other settles with a telephoto sensor and is responsible for providing Note 8 with iPhone 7 Plus-like 2x optical zoom as well as Apple’s Portrait Mode which Samsung calling it Live Focus.
The difference between Samsung’s and Apple’s version of dual camera setup is that Samsung letting users adjust the blur effect during and after the shot is taken. The front-facing camera on the other hand is a wide-angle 8MP shooter for all those selfies.
The most anticipated things is S Pen. For Galaxy Note 8 owners, the S Pen packs a host of improvements and new features. Some of which happens to be Live message, Screen off memo + pin to AOD, Smart select, and much more. The company says the S Pen has more levels of pressure sensitivity and is water resistant this time around.
On the software front, the Note 8 phone comes running Android 7.1.1 Nougat right out-of-the-box. Should be updated to the latest version of Google’s mobile OS – Android 8.0 Oreo – Open Wonder later.
The Galaxy Note 8 colors includes Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue. Although the latter two won’t be available in the United States.
Samsung will be taking order for the Note 8 in the U.S. starting August 24. With a starting price tag of $930 on T-Mobile. At $950 for AT&T Galaxy Note 8, and Verizon’s variant costs around $960. It will come with a few free accessories as well.
The phablet will hit retail shelves on September 15 and will be available in the already given colors.
The Galaxy Note 8 Details: Complete Specs and Features
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