The Galaxy Note 7 made almost an irreversible dent on the reputation of Samsung last year. They had to suffer a massive financial loss too. So, they are consciously striving hard to regain the user trust with their latest flagship Galaxy Note 8.
Note 8 is Samsung’s weapon to fight the next Pixel and iPhone. Launched at an event in New York, the smartphone sports some hefty features. Let’s have a look at it!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8; Features, Price, and Release Date
The main highlight of the Note lineup is its biggest screen. Samsung didn’t make any exception for this on this year’s Note as well. We get a 6.3-inch (S8+ has 6.2-inch) QHD AMOLED display to play with.
The company has made four color choices available for the users; Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue. The design is more or less the same to both S8 and S8+, we saw later this year.
Underneath the hood, the smartphone packs in a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with a 6GB of RAM (So, the 6 GB RAM is becoming a standard rather than a gimmick). You get 64 GB onboard memory with an option to expand it further up to 256 GB using an external SD card.
If you want to pick Note 8 up (not for its display), then the reason should be its camera. It marks the feat to be the first smartphone from Samsung to have a rear dual camera setup. Both the sensors measures 12 MP and supports optical image stabilization.
When it comes to the power department, Note 8 goes a bit behind with the battery capacity. It is 3300 mAh compared to the 3500 mAh one found on the S8+.
You might find it a little weird to buy a brand-new smartphone with a little bit old Android version. Note 8 runs on Android version 7.1.1 Nougat. Of course, it will get the Oreo update. But we don’t know when.
If you are a Note fan, I can guess what you are excited about. It is the S-Pen, isn’t it? S-Pen is available with this year’s Note too. You can push it into the hole at the bottom-right when not using. The screen supports memo scribbling even when it is turned off. Moreover, you can send the jottings as GIF images via major social networking apps as well.
In the US, they priced the smartphone at $960 (around 61,000 INR). Though the pre-order starts from Thursday, the company will only ship the device from September 15.