Every year for the past 7 years, Samsung has released a Note and this year’s installment, the Note 8, is here. If you’ve never heard of the Note, here are the basics. Samsung makes a huge, powerful, big-screen phone, throws in a stylus with a bunch of software features to support it. The best part though has always been the specs, they have always been off the charts, and the Note 8 is no exception. It is big, it is beautiful and it is beastly.
Here are the Galaxy Note 8 Specifications:
NETWORK: GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DISPLAY: 6.3 inches 1440 x 2960 Super AMOLED (~521 ppi pixel density)
- HDR10 compliant
- 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display
PLATFORM OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Grace UX UI
Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Storage: Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM expandable up to 256 GB
CAMERA: Primary; Dual 12 MP, f/1.7 & f/2.4, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, Auto HDR
Other features include the good old 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Bixby, the personal assistant Samsung is really trying to push mainstream has a dedicated button, just like it did on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Powering the entire package is a Non-removable 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery that according to Samsung, has undergone the 5 stage safety check to avoid the fate that befell the now infamous Galaxy Note 7.
A beastly phone like this needs an equally premium price tag to accompany. Unofficially, the price is set at about 1000 EUR. The Galaxy Note 8 will be available as from the 15th of September globally with a local launch expected sometime later that month.