Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

by Leslie Wood August 25, 2017, 1:25
Samsung Reveals Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

Samsung today introduced the Galaxy Note 8, its new flagship and the follow-up to last year's Note 7, which was discontinued following recalls and units overheating and catching fire.

Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung's mobile division, unveils the Galaxy Note 8 in NY on Wednesday.

The device features a dual camera, the first in the Note series to do so.

Samsung has made improvements to the S-Pen of the new Galaxy Note 8. Rumors indicate that the Note 8 will be similar to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in many ways, however; there will be quite a few differences too.

The device will feature security measures such as an Iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner which has been moved to the back. "What we get is a device with a 6.3" Super-AMOLED display (18.5:9) in Samsung's new Infinity Display design, but with more squared-off corners.

The larger display features 1440 x 2960 pixels of resolution.

The Galaxy Note8 comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue, depending on the market.

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The phone has got an update in terms of RAM, which is increased to 6 GB from its predecessor's 4GB. There are also 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Connectivity on the smartphone includes NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, and offers USB Type-C charging port.

For more advanced photo-taking, both rear cameras in dual capture mode, take two pictures simultaneously and allow you to save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background.

This is a move that will impact Samsung's bottom line, especially following the recall and discounts it offered for Galaxy Note 7 owners past year to get them away from their potentially unsafe phone.

Another highlight of the Note 8 is the S-Pen that the phone comes out with. There are also on-screen navigation buttons and slim bezels. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an 8MP front-facing camera. Now, in a statement announcing the Note8, the company emphasized that the device's battery "has undergone Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check-the most rigorous in the industry".

The Galaxy Note 8 draws power from a 3300mAh battery and is IP68 certified water and dust resistant.

After an incredible amount of leaking, Samsung's Galaxy Note8 is finally official.


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