Samsung has finally taken the wrap off their new flagship, Galaxy Note 8 at the unpacked event. It might be a surprise for most of you guys but the phone is an actual predecessor to two years old Note 5 since the Note 7 was buried to death. Considering the catastrophic Note 7 incident, the Note 8 might be the savior of Samsung’s Note lineup. Rest assured, I am happy that the stylus is back.
Unsurprisingly, the phone sports a 6.3-inch Infinity-Edge Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution. The display supports HDR content, whilst the Always On feature is also present. The Note 8, as expected, can also write down screen off memos, whereas small but fun features like Animated GIFs of your writings is also there. Both phone and stylus get IP68 certifications, meaning it’s water resistant.
However, the crowned jewel of the smartphone is none other than its dual-camera. The first of its kind from Samsung on its flagship. The phone shines a dual 12MP camera setup at the rear — the first normal lens shares an aperture rate of f/1.7 and the second telephoto lens comes with a f/2.4 aperture. Both lenses come with OIS, it’s also the first in this kind of setup. Both these sensors are capable of capturing pictures with Live Focus, allowing users to blur the background. There’s an 8MP sensor for capturing selfies and video calling.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by a 10nm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 chipset — depending on the region — nonetheless, both of these variants will be backed up by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The device will boot on Android 7.1 Nougat with Samsung’s own feature, including Bixby, a smart digital assistant.
Powering the phone will be a 3,300mAh battery with support for wireless charging. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available for pre-orders from 24th of August and will go on sale from September 15 for $930. As for the Nepal, we expect the phone to arrive within a month or so presumably for Rs. 95-98,000.