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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launched – Here’s Everything You Want to Know

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Right after the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the leaks and rumors of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 started. After getting constant leaks and rumors of the Note 8 from past three months, the phone is finally official, and this is indeed the best smartphone Samsung has ever made and probably the best Android smartphone of 2017.

Samsung is a company that never stops innovating. We all are well aware of the Note 7 controversy, and that resulted in a huge loss of $3B+ to Samsung, but still, the company didn’t decide to ditch its Note series and instead launched the Note 8 which is one of the most beautifully designed smartphone right now. Let’s talk about the design and specifications of the phone.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8 – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Starting with the design first, the phone has got the same infinity display as on the S8 and S8+. The Note 8 has a larger 6.3-inch display as compared to the S8+. Thanks to that near bezel-less display, the phone offers more screen for a bigger view and more space to use the S Pen. The 6.3-inch display might seem very large, but due to fewer bezels and a curved design, this phone fits perfectly in the hands. Just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The phone is made up of Glass and Metal. Both the front as well as the rear have Gorilla Glass 5 layer. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 8.6 mm thick.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

On the rear, the phone has a dual camera setup with the fingerprint scanner placed at the same position, i.e., on the right of camera sensors. Interestingly, all the color variants of the phone have the same black colored camera module. The power button is on the right, and the volume rockers along with dedicated Bixby button are on the left side. On the bottom, the phone has the USB Type-C Port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Speaker Grill and the primary microphone. The SIM Card tray is placed on the top. Overall, the design is gorgeous.

Now coming to the specifications of the phone, here is the quick overview –

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440) Display 

521 PPI Pixel density

Octa Core Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 Processor 

6GB RAM (LPDDR4) 

64/128/256GB Storage

Dual 12MP cameras (One Telephoto + One Wide Angle lens)

Telephoto Lens – 

  • Pixel size: 1.4µm
  • Sensor size: 1/2.55.”
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 77°
  • F.No (aperture): F1.7
  • Pro mode
  • Panorama
  • Slow motion
  • Hyperlapse
  • Food mode
  • Save as RAW file

Wide Angle Lens – 

  • Pixel size: 1.0µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6.”
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 45°
  • F.No (aperture): F2.4

8MP Front Camera – 

  • F1.7 aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.22µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6.”
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 80°
  • Selective Focus
  • Wide selfie

Video Recording – 

  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Max optical 2X zoom
  • Max digital 10X zoom
  • High CRI LED flash
  • Slow motion video support for 720p at 240 fps
  • Hyperlapse video with stabilization
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Face detection
  • Tracking AF
  • Take 9-megapixel still photos recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video location tags

3,300mAh battery with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging

IP68 Dust and Water Resistant 

Sensors

  • Iris sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • HR sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • RGB light sensor

And hey! A 3.5mm headphone jack is still there. 

WHAT DO YOU GET INSIDE THE BOX? 

 

Inside the box, you will get –

  • Device with S Pen
  • USB cable
  • Earphone
  • Ejection pin
  • USB power adaptor
  • USB connector (USB type-C)
  • Micro USB connector
  • Pen nibs
  • Tweezer
  • Case
  • Quick start guide

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are starting from tomorrow all around the globe. As we revealed previously, the phone is priced at €999 in Europe. As for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, the prices are $950, $930 and $960 respectively. So yes, T-Mobile is the cheapest is you want to get a Note 8 for yourself. Still, this is surely an expensive pricing.

Lastly, there are four color variants of the phone that include Midnight Black, Deep Sea Blue, Orchid Gray & Maple Gold.  What are your opinions on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Do let us know via the comments section.

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Arvind is an 18-year old college student and the one who started DroidHolic. Currently, he works as the Editor-in-Chief, webmaster and Managing Director. Passionate about smartphones, he likes to write on latest smartphone trends. You can connect with him via social media.

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