Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: 6.3-inch Infinity display, dual cameras, Bixby and more – Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 8 at the Unpacked Event in New York. It will be offered in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue colour variants. At the moment, no details regarding the price were announced. In India, however, rumours suggest that the device will be an Amazon India exclusive.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 8 at the Unpacked Event in New York. It will be offered in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue colour variants. At the moment, no details regarding the price were announced. In India, however, rumours suggest that the device will be an Amazon India exclusive.
In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a .3-inch QuadHD+ AMOLED Infinity display with a 2960×1440 resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC along with 6GB of RAM. In India, we can expect the 64-bit Exynos 8895 variant. It will include 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
The new Galaxy Note 8 comes equipped with a dual-camera setup, out of which one is a 12MP wide-angle lens of aperture f/1.7, while the other is a 12MP telephoto lens of aperture f/2.4. It also includes an 8MP front-facing camera with optical image stabilization.
Connectivity features include 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS. Running Android 7.1.1 Nougat with TouchWiz UX on top, the smartphone is expected to receive the Android Oreo update soon. A 3,300mAh battery completes the package.
In other features, the smartphone includes a fingerprint scanner and iris scanner for biometric authentication, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. One of the highlights of the device is its S Pen. Samsung says that “when communicating with text just isn’t enough, Live Message allows you to reveal your unique personality and tell expressive stories. With the Galaxy Note 8, you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs.” The S Pen is said to sense 4,096 levels of pressure with a latency of less than 50 milliseconds. Lastly, the S Pen also works on the screen when submerged under water. You can write even when the display is wet.
“We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community. They’ve been a constant inspiration to us and we designed the new Note for them,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “From the Infinity Display to the enhanced S Pen and a powerful Dual Camera, the Galaxy Note8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.”
“We have been closely working with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluation. As a result, the Galaxy Note8 has successfully completed a rigorous series of device and battery safety compatibility test protocols. We look forward to maintaining our strategic relationship with Samsung and helping ensure device safety for all consumers.” said Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL International.