Samsung Galaxy Note 8

samsung galaxy note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been unveiled in New York as the Korean tech giant -Samsung- moves to completely clear the air over the exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle and also to mount a renewed challenge against their top Canadian rival -Apple- and its upcoming iPhone 8.

Samsung already launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus which were really great high-end Android devices with compelling features. Aside the dual camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8, there is no significant difference between the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Key Specs

  • Fingerprint sensor: Back-mounted
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with Grace UX UI
  • SIM Type: Dual or Single SIM versions (Nano)
  • 4G LTE: YES
  • Screen Size : 6.3 Inches Super AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 PPI)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) and Exynos 8895 for Global version
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB
  • Back  Camera: Dual 12MP camera & Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera
  • Battery: 3300 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Features Overview

The Galaxy Note 8 is in Phablet size with good body to screen ratio of 83.2%, thanks to it’s edge to edge display. The Note 8 screen measures 6.3 inches with a Super AMOLED resolution of 1440 by 2960 pixels and a PPI of 521. The screen is protected by a corning gorilla 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes in different models in terms of internal storage space, you have 64GB, 128GB and 256GB versions to choose from. They all have the same RAM capacity of 6GB. There is also a dual SIM and a single SIM version, the dual SIM variant has no dedicated SD card slot (uses SIM 2 slot) while the single SIM variant has a dedicated slot for SD card.

For processors, Galaxy Note 8 versions that will be sold in USA and China will have an Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU and a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset. Global version of the Galaxy Note 8 will carry a Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) and Exynos 8895 Octa chipset.

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Android 7.0 Nougat is pre-installed on the Galaxy Note 8 with Grace UX UI on top. The device is powered by 3300 mAh battery. Its body is finished with corning Gorilla glass and it will be available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue colors.

Some other notable features of the Galaxy Note 8 includes: Dual back cameras, Stylus pen, Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), heart rate counter, SpO2, Samsung Desktop Experience support, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) and S-Voice natural language commands and dictation.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 commands a high price tag of 1200 USD which shakes of about 426,500 naira in Nigeria with the current exchange rate. the device will be available for purchase starting from September 2017.

Other Phones to Consider

When checking for good alternatives of the Galaxy Note 8, you will be considering other high-end phones like the Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S8, Nokia 8. But if you’re looking for lower substitutes, Tecno Camon CX, Huawei Y7 Prime and Infinix Note 4 Pro might be of interest to you.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz)
4G Network  YES, LTE
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Status Available: September 2017
Dimensions – 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
– Weight: 195g
Keyboard – Touchscreen
– Stylus
Colors Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue
Cover – Corning Gorilla Glass Back Panel
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Type Super AMOLED Quad HD Capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size – 6.3 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels, 521 Pixels Per-square Inch
– Screen protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
Memory And OS
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) for single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) for dual-SIM model
Internal 64GB or 128GB or 256GB versions
OS Android 7.0 Nougat with Grace UX UI
Processors  CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) for USA & China version
 Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 for USA & China version
 GPU: Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 for USA & China version
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port – 3.5 mm jack
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary – Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
FEATURES: 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size @ 26 mm
1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size @ 52 mm
Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Capacity 3300mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by Up to 22 hours
Talk time Up to 74 hours
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – No FM Radio
– Samsung Desktop Experience support
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Price level About 420,000 naira – 427,000 naira (1200 USD)

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