At an event in NewYork, Samsung has unveiled its much awaited Galaxy Note 8 phablet. The prominent features of this phone are its 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display with resolution of 2960×1440 (521ppi), 12MP Dual CameraS with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), enhanced S Pen, Water and Dust Resistance features amongst others.
Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display and with the new App Pair feature, you will be able to create a custom pair of apps on the Edge Panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. This phone is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processir with Adreno 540 GPU or Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU depending upon the markets, paired with 6GB RAM (LPDDR4) and options of 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage which can be further extended upto additional 256GB via microSD card. It comes with Hybrid SIM slots.
On the imaging front, this phone is mounted with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. It also has Live Focus feature which lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo.
In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras 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.
The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus for capturing sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. For selfies, it has an 8MP Auto Focus front-facing camera with f1/7 aperture.
The Note 8 gets its juice from 3,300mAh battery with Wireless Charging compatible with QC 2.0. It offers connectivity options of 4G LTE,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),
Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB Type-C, NFC, MST,GPS, Glonass. It comes with Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor. It runs on Android 7.1.1.
It comes with enahnced S Pen which is the trade mark feature of Note series. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, translate features, and you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs.
For security, it offers a choice of biometric authentication options—including iris and fingerprint scanning. Samsung Knox7 provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers.
Besides above, the Note 8 is IP68 certified Water and Dust resistance and you can write with S Pen even when the display is wet. The Note8 can be integrated with the desktop with Samsung DeX.
The Galaxy Note8 will be available starting mid-September and will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue color variants.