With Galaxy Note 8 Nearing Launch, Samsung Focuses On Battery Safety

Kelley Robertson
August 25, 2017

As most experts and analysts has been expecting, the Samsung Unpacked announcement was about the return of Samsung's smartphone/tablet hybrid, the Samsung Galaxy Note, with the new version coming to market on 15th September, 2017.

As expected, Samsung has finally unveiled its next flagship, the fantastic Galaxy Note 8 with 6.3 inches infinity display, just like we get in S8 and dual camera setup at the back. It is the first Samsung flagship smartphone to feature dual cameras at the rear.

Phablet lovers, rejoice! Your beloved Samsung Galaxy Note series is back and this time around, it looks like the new Galaxy Note 8 is here to stay.

Want a larger Samsung Galaxy S8 with a better camera and an S-Pen? The aspect ratio tuned here is 18:5:9 for a cinematic viewing experience.

The available colors are Black, Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue.

The phone has got an update in terms of RAM, which is increased to 6 GB from its predecessor's 4GB. It will likely be offered in a 6GB+64GB configuration, but a 256GB storage variant has also been suggested.

This is all backed up by a 3300mAh battery, being a few hundred mAh less than the 3600mAh Galaxy S8+. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 via a USB Type C port. It is composed of one 12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel wide-angle sensor along with another telephoto 12MP f/2.4 unit.

2/7The first dual camera phone by Samsung
2/7The first dual camera phone by Samsung

Be sure to check out our other Galaxy Note 8 coverage below! It is nearly identical in appearance to the S8, with a sleek edge-type screen sans home button on the front panel.

Improved S-Pen stylus with greater pressure sensitivity. Sure, the company issued refunds, gave out microSD cards, and offered exchanges for other Galaxy handsets, but lots of people ended up ditching their Note 7s and never looked back.

The rear cameras took fine looking shots in the closed, well-lit demo area I tested it in, though it was hard to truly try out the new dual lens system in that environment.

Galaxy Note 8's iconic S Pen has a thinner tip, and you can use it to draw emojis, write a message on a photo, draw something, create a note, etc. And yes, the phone is IP68 certified. Samsung has enabled an always-on display where you can pin certain notes and even edit them while the device lays "dormant".

The price for the Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed by the mobile carriers. The front camera is 8 megapixels.

It will have the Samsung smart assistant Bixby, a Siri-like helper powered by artificial intelligence, after it was introduced to the United Kingdom and other markets this week.

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