Finally, the world has forgotten the tragic exploding of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Yesterday evening, Samsung released its latest flagship ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 8’ which is the most powerful Android smartphone of this year. It is a bomb under the shell. No, not that bomb. Luckily won’t explode this time. Let’s see what Samsung has to offer this time in Note 8:
Starting with the design, Note 8 continues the same Full-screen trend like in S8. However, there are some changes as well. In comparison with Galaxy S8, the phone is more robust; the corners are no longer that much curved but a bit edgy. The chassis is still the hybrid of metal and glass, aluminum alloy covered with a glass coating. In short, the phone reflects a perfect business smartphone.
Concerning physical dimensions, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 occupies a space of 162.5 * 74.8 * 8.6mm. It’s a bit heavier than the S8 because of the larger size weighing 195 grams. The phone is available in Gold, Silver, and Black colors.
Moving to the configuration, the Note 8 integrates an enormous 6.3-inch 2960 * 1440 resolution display (18.5:9) with a screen-to-body ratio of 83%. The heart of the flagship is Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8995 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage, and a 3300mAh battery powers the phone and supports Quick Charge and Wireless charging via the Type-C interface. Other features include NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Cat. 16, and Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
We should note that Note 8 is Samsung’s first attempt at adding a dual rear camera in a smartphone. It’s similar to iPhone 7 Plus dual camera, the wide-angle lens + telephoto lens combination. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f / 1.7. Meanwhile, the secondary camera also a 12MP one but with an aperture of f / 2.4. Both cams have a 6P lens, support optical image stabilization and digital double zoom. The camera features a new function known as live focus, allowing users to take pictures of focusing, or even have two different focuses of the photo.
Also, the tradition continues in the Note series as S Pen is still essential for Live Message, Screen off Memo, Translate and other numerous functions. The Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 and the overall UI experience is similar to that of Galaxy S8. Samsung is also introducing DeX to the Note series. This means that if you buy a required dock, you can plug it into a monitor for a similar desktop experience along the support of a mouse and keyboard. One new feature is that you can now pair two apps in Apps Edge so that they will always launch together in split-screen mode.
Samsung Note 8 still has a biometric function, including iris recognition, facial recognition, fingerprint recognition. The phone supports IP68 protection making it completely waterproof. With Knox 2.9 platform, the security is updated on a regular basis. Sadly, we anticipated the flagship because we were expecting an in-screen fingerprint reader and the Note 8 rear fingerprint module is far from the camera this time to avoid contact with camera lens like in Galaxy S8.
The phone will be priced at $929.99 which is way cheaper than the rumored one expected to surpass $1000.
The flagship is termed as most powerful Android phone till date, and hopefully, it will be a success like Galaxy S8. If it’s blast again, we won’t forgive Samsung this time or would we?