In an event in New York, Samsung has announced the company’s latest smartphone in the Note series – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in U.S. The smartphone comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey & Deep Sea Blue colors and it will be available from starting mid-September globally. In the U.S., the smartphone will be available for pre-order starting from August 24th through carries while the shipping starts from September 15th, 2017. Those who pre-order the smartphone will get Gear 360 camera or a charging bundle free. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Display, Processor, Operating System, Memory

On the specifications front, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity curved edge display with 522ppi, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, resolution of 2960 x 1440 and the display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is paired with Adreno 540 GPU or Octa-Core Samsung EXYNOS 9 series 8895 processor which is paired with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and has Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it. The smartphone has 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card.

Camera

On the photography side, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features dual rear camera, 12MP primary rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens, OIS while secondary 12MP camera comes with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS OIS, telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom, and 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens for selfie & video-calling. The camera comes with portrait mode and Super Night Shot mode, it lets you capture brighter low-light photos with more details.

SIM Support, Connectivity Features

The smartphone has Hybrid Dual SIM card support and comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC, MST.

Dimensions and Weight

The smartphone measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and weighs 195g.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with an Infinity display and has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The display also features HDR support that allows you to stream content from Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.

The smartphone comes with features like Samsung Pay for contactless payment, fingerprint sensor & Iris scanner for biometric authentication, and heart rate sensor.

The smartphone comes with Bixby assistant and has a dedicated Bixby hardware button. If you can recall, the Bixby Assistant was first introduced with Samsung Galaxy S8.

The smartphone comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance that means you can submerge the smartphone under 1.5-meter water for 30 minutes.

The smartphone comes with improved S Pen Stylus with finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity that can sense 4,096 level of pressure with a latency of fewer than 50 milliseconds. It lets you share animated GIFs to several popular messaging & social apps. Apart from this, the S Pen Stylus comes with improved S Pen Translate feature that lets you hover text & it quickly translate entire sentences in up to 71 languages, and convert units & foreign currencies in no time. What’s more beautiful, the S Pen Stylus works on the screen when submerged under water. The smartphone comes with “Always On” display feature and it lets you share S Pen to jot down quick notes without turning the screen on.

Battery

The smartphone packs 3300mAh non-removable battery with support for fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA).

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+
Display 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 522ppi, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 2960 x 1440 pixels 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved dual edge display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at 518 ppi and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection 5.8-inch Quad HD+ uper AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels at 570ppi and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels at 529ppi and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm processor or Quad Core Snapdragon 820 processor Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
Memory 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD 4GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB storage (UFS 2.1), 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 128GB storage (UFS 2.1), expandable memory with microSD
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow wth Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it
Rear-Camera 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens, OIS, secondary 12MP camera with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, dual-pixel PDAF, Smart OIS, f/1.7 aperture 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor size, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55″ sensor size, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size
Front-Camera 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens for selfie & video-calling 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, 80-degree wide-angle lens 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, 80-degree wide-angle lens
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC, MST 4G LTE Cat.12, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, USB Type-C 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC, MST 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0, NFC, MST
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm
SIM Card Slot Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot Hybrid Dual SIM Card Slot
Weight 195g 169g 152g 173g
Battery 3300mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA 3500mAh battery with fast charging (wired and wireless) 3000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging 3500mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging

Press Note Quote:

Commenting on the launch, DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said:

“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. 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.”

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Specifications

  • Display: 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 522ppi, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU or Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
  • Memory: 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top of it
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens, OIS, secondary 12MP camera with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom
  • Front Camera: 8MP auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens for selfie & video-calling
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68) Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
  • Dimensions:162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 195g
  • SIM Card Slot: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC, MST
  • Battery: 3300mAh battery with fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA)

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