Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8, despite what happened with Note7 last year , as confirmed on April 27, when the company presented the results of its first quarter of 2017. In its report, Samsung has written that it plans to intensify competition in the smartphone market in the second half of the year, which is why it will work to maintain profitability through Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + sales and launch a new smartphone in the second half of the year, namely the Galaxy Note 8. The phablet was presented during the event that took place on August 23, 2017 in New York, And as expected is a version of the Galaxy S8 with the S-Pen and first smartphone to have a dual sensor camera.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 is powered by the same chipsets that power the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +, so according to the market a 10nm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 processor (and with Dual Sim support). Regarding the display, the Galaxy Note 8 mounts a 6.3 inch Infinity Display Super AMOLED panel of the same QHD+ resolution of the Galaxy S8 (1440×2960 pixels). Memory side, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with 6GB of RAM , and at least 64GB of expandable storage via microSD card (also available with 128GB and 256GB of storage). The size of Note 8 is 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm with a weight of 1 95 grams. Both the smartphone and the SPen are certified IP68 for water resistance (up to 30 minutes up to 1.5 meters in depth) and dust, while the battery is 3.300 mAh with fast and wireless charging support. Double the rear camera, with two 12-megapixel sensors, a telephoto lens useful for blurry effect and 2x optical zoom (digital zoom reaches 10x). At the front there is an 8MP camera with F1.7 aperture. There is a USB Type-C port. The operating system is Android 7.1.1 Nougat with customized user interface from the manufacturer.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note series for the first time in 2011. Since then, a community of enthusiastic fans grew up with their desire to have a large screen smartphone and a stylus (the S Pen) for taking notes by hand. According to a Samsung market research, 85 percent of users with a Galaxy Note says they are proud to show their device and recommend it to friends while 75 percent say it’s the best phone I’ve ever had.
Regarding prices and availability, Galaxy Note 8 will be available from September 15th in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue colors.
Galaxy Note8: Infinity Display
The Galaxy Note8 has the largest screen ever seen in a device of this series, but its tight body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD + Super AMOLED Infinity display lets you see more and flow less. Galaxy Note8 offers more space for viewing, reading and drawing, making it the smartphone that is truly multitasking.
Who has ever had Galaxy Notes in the hands know what Multi Window is, but the Galaxy Note8 introduces the new App Couple (App Pair) feature that lets you start the two applications you use most frequently with just one touch. So it’s even easier to listen to music while using the navigator or reading a review while making online purchases, or you can watch a video while chatting in a messaging app with friends or while you are in a video conference is You can manage your agenda.
A new way of communicating with the S Pen
With the Galaxy Note8, the S Pen increases ways to write, draw and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a 0.7mm finest tip, greater pressure sensitivity (4096 levels of pressure) and features that allow users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus for smartphones ever offered.
When communication with text is not enough, Live Message allows you to tell expressive stories. With Galaxy Note8 you can share animated texts or designs on platforms that support animated GIFs . Using the S Pen Intelligent Selection feature, you can select a portion of the video and share it with your friends or social. In addition, you can also crop images with your favorite shape to share or paste them where you need it. It’s a new way to “bring messages alive” as Samsung said.
With the Always On Memo function without having to unlock the screen, you can take notes by pinpointing useful information on the standby display; With Intelligent Selection S Pen, you can create GIFs and share them with ease; With the new Air Command features, including Enlarge and Translate, you can zoom in on the screen or convert content to the desired language with a simple movement.
For travel overseas or when you enter a website in a foreign language, the improved page translation capability lets you pass over the text with S Pen to quickly translate not just single words but whole sentences into as many as 71 Languages and immediately convert foreign units and currencies.
Galaxy Note8, the first Samsung Tablet with dual camera
The Galaxy Note8 has a dual sensor rear camera that includes a 12MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens with OIS (optical image stabilization) on both 2X optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The Galaxy Note8’s wide-angle camera captures more light with its 1.4m pixel and F1.7 lens, and features Dual Pixel technology with a fast autofocus to capture sharper shots even in environments with Low brightness.
With the dual camera module, Samsung Galaxy Note8 users can get the blur on the portraits that can be made, for example, with the iPhone 7 Plus. For a more professional photo, Galaxy Note8’s Live Focus function allows To control the depth of field by adjusting the preview mode and after taking the picture. With this effect, a subject can then be focused in the foreground of an image, leaving the blurry background. And if you are not completely satisfied you always have the ability to adjust the blur level later. Thanks to dual lens technology, the smartphone is also able to offer optical zoom, better than digital zoom, as the image does not lose quality.
In Dual Capture mode , both rear cameras take two images simultaneously and save both images – a first shot from the telephoto lens and a second shot from the wide-angle lens that shows the entire background.
The Galaxy Note8 also features an 8MP front sensor with Smart Auto Focus that recognizes framed faces, focusing on them.
Samsung said it had built the Galaxy Note8 on the inheritance of the Galaxy Series Devices, so it includes a collection of features and features that, together, redefined mobile experience, from fast and wireless recharge to water resistance.
Galaxy Note8 offers a choice of biometric authentication options , including scanning iris and fingerprints. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back and the Home button is embedded under the Infinity Display to remain invisible as long as you need it.
Samsung Knox is Samsung’s firmware for hardware and software and with Secure Folder you can keep separate personal and professional data.
Galaxy Note8 supports both gigabit LTE and gigabit Wi-Fi, which means a higher connection speed that can reach up to 1 gigabit per second.
With 6GB of RAM, a 10nm processor and expandable memory (up to 256GB), the Galaxy Note8 has the power to navigate, share, play and exploit multitasking. Your phone supports the Vulkan APIs that make the connection between computing and graphics fast, fast performance and battery power.
Like the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, the Galaxy Note8 also supports Samsung Dex, a service that allows the smartphone to be used as a computer by connecting a smartphone to an external display, such as a TV monitor. You can use smartphone features on a large screen comfortably by connecting a display, keyboard, and external mouse. Samsung DeX is very useful for those who need to extend the simple mobile experience to that desktop if they are in mobility, at home or at work.
Galaxy Note8 comes with AKG calibrated earphones with 11mm woofer and 8mm tweeter.
With the dual SIM option on your mobile phone you can keep up to two active lines, one staff and one dedicated to the job. It is also possible to have one for calls and messages, the other for data, or choose to use a local SIM card when you are abroad.
Galaxy Note8 includes Bixby, a smarter way to use the phone that you learn from the user and improves over time by helping you do more things fast.