Earlier today, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Touted to be the largest Note display featuring a cinematic experience and designed with you in mind. The Note8 is designed to help you get more done. Multi-tasking is streamlined and everything we love about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is packed into the Samsung Note8 accompanied by a bigger screen as well as an improved S Pen.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 Spec Sheet
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way you use it. It’s comfortable to hold and will be available in a variety of color variants: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue (colors may vary by region). The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is water and dust resistant (IP68) and should allow the screen to be writable even when the display is wet. The Galaxy Note8 is also wireless charging compatible and offers biometric authentication options—including iris and fingerprint scanning. “Samsung Knox7 provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate. With 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and expandable memory (up to 256GB), you have the power you need to browse, stream, play games, and multitask.”†
Couple all that with Samsung DeX and you can simply dock your phone to enable a desktop experience, powered by your mobile device. You’ll be able to keep your files on your phone and work from anywhere by using Samsung DeX to connect to a bigger screen.
With an improved camera, the Galaxy Note8 is the first smartphone with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. It also has a new Live Focus feature which lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode as well as after taking a photo. But that’s not nearly all. In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take pictures simultaneously and allow you to save both images; one being a close-up shot from the telephoto lens while the other is a wide-angle shot that shows the entire background. “The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus, so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.”†
The S Pen is also updated. It now has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity (when compared with the Galaxy Note5 S Pen), and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has. There is now a “Live Message” feature which allows you to share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs. However, it’s important to stress that GIFs created may not be supported by some social media and messaging services depending on the size and length of GIFs.†
The Always On Display allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone and with the Galaxy Note8, it’s even more powerful. The screen off memo allows you to take up to 100 pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen as well as pin notes and make edits directly without unlocking your phone. Additionally, the S Pen comes in handy during overseas travels or whenever you come across a website in a foreign language. With the improved S Pen Translate feature, you can now hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words but entire sentences in up to 71 languages and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.
While the Galaxy Note8 will be available on September 15th, 2017, the folks over at G-Style Magazine have rounded up all the pre-order deals from all the major carriers as well as Best Buy. We highly recommend checking out their website if you’re in the market and looking for the best deal.
Shots of more Galaxy Note8 accessories
More shots of the Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event
† Source: Samsung Press Release