After the “Explosive Battery” blunder of Note 7 launched last year, the South Korean tech giant Samsung is all set to launch the next phone of its marquee “Note-Series” which is one of the flagship mobile series of the company keeping the wonderful “S-Series” aside. Note 8 is said to be the 2nd flagship device of this calendar year after the launch of the S8 and the S8 Plus launched on the 21st of April this year.
According to a post by Evan Blass, the device is said to be an IP68-certified device. The device will sport a 6.3 Inch Super AMOLED panel with a QHD resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio which makes it nearly the same size as the S8 plus.
The Device is said to be powered by the Exynos 8895, the same processor the S8 sports, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 variant. The processor is coupled with 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage( expandable via microSD card). Everything will be juiced up by a 3300mAh non-removable battery which also supports wireless charging. The device also comes with a USB Type C port for faster USB data transfer and charging.
Talking about the main part, i.e. the camera, the device sports a Dual camera setup, which is almost a common feature in the flagship segment after Apple’s iPhone 7 camera setup. Both the sensors are 12 Megapixel lenses. The primary lens i.e. wide-angle one has an f1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, while the telephoto lens is f2.4 and enables a 2x optical zoom. Both lenses are optically stabilized. The user-facing selfie cam on the front features an eight-megapixel sensor and an f1.7 autofocus lens.
According to the recently leaked pictures, the device will come in two colours, Midnight Black and Orchid Grey. The device is said to launch on 26th August globally and will start shipping from the 1st week of September. The price is said to be around 1000 EUR (approx. 75,000 INR ). The launch date of the device in India is still not released but we hope that it will release within 1 or 2 weeks after the global launch. Let’s hope this time Samsung will take extra caution about the device’s safety.