Samsung has finally unveiled the new Galaxy Note series flagship Galaxy Note8 in an official event today. The Galaxy Note8 is the successor to the last year's Note7 that was a big disappoint for the Korean giant because of the battery explosion incidents forcing the company to permanently stop the production of the device and recalling the sold units of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 features an infinity display just like the Galaxy S8 phones comes with. The new Galaxy Note8 is the first event Samsung phone to feature a dual camera setup on the rear side and we already know that the Galaxy C7 2017 is also going to feature dual rear cameras when it will be launched officially by the company.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 is listed at official Samsung website and it comes with Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue color options. In the US, the Galaxy Note8 will be priced at $930 and the users pre-ordering it will get a free Gear 360 camera or a 128GB microSD + fast wireless charger, in UK, its priced at £869 and the users pre-ordering it can get Samsung DeX docking station for free, In Europe, it is priced at €999 and you can get a Samsung DeX docking station for free if you you pre-order the device right now, in Canada the Note8 costs you CA$1,300 and the user pre-ordering it can get a free 128GB microSD card + a fast wireless charger until September 15 only.
The Galaxy Note8 features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2960 × 1440 pixels resolution, 522ppi and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. it is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU / octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The device comes with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB inbuilt storage options with all variants supporting expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card. It runs on the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS out of the box and comes with Hybrid Dual SIM support.
It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens, OIS along with a secondary 12-megapixel camera with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS, 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. We have an 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture and a wide-angle lens. The device is backed up by a smaller 3300mAh battery if we compare it with the Galaxy S7 Edge battery or with the Galaxy S8 devices batteries. However, the Note8 battery supports fast charging both on wired and wireless mediums. The Galaxy Note8 is IP68 certified making it a water and dust resistant smartphone.
Connectivity options available are 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 and MST. The device supports a number of sensors including Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor and a fingerprint scanner is available on the rear side near the dual camera setup. The device measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and weights 195 grams.