Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 8 in New York few days ago. The smartphone is equipped with a modern LTE Cat16 modem and allows speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s in appropriately equipped mobile networks. In addition to the standard version, a dual SIM version is also officially available in some areas, which is in the note series for the first time. The other technology includes a 6.3 inch display, a dual camera and 64GB internal memory.
Case with Infinity Display
The Galaxy Note 8 looks similar to the Galaxy S8 Plus, it is only slightly more angular than the sister model. The display is 6.3 inches in size, has an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 and is rounded off to the sides, which is already known from the Galaxy S8. The resolution is 2960 x 1440 pixels (QHD+). Since the edges on the sides as well as the top and bottom were kept as narrow as possible, Samsung applies the display as “Infinity Display”. An important difference to the Galaxy S series is, of course, the S-Pen input pen, which is simply part of the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
The case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is dust and water proof according to IP68. With 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm, the Galaxy Note 8 is quite large, but still makes a slim figure compared to other devices from the 6-inch category. The weight is 195 grams.
Dual camera system
A further novelty compared to its predecessor Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy S8 is the dual camera. The Note 8 has two camera sensors each with 12 megapixel resolution, one with wide-angle lens and one with a kind of tele-lens, so that like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, a certain zoom can be achieved. The aperture of the wide-angle lens is f1.7, the telephoto lens has a diaphragm of f2.4. It is worth mentioning that both sensors have optical image stabilization (OIS).
Fast processor with Android 7.1.1
As a chipset, a Samsung Exynos 8895 is used in the European version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the memory is 6 GB. About 51 GB of the internal 64 GB memory ex factory for the user are available, a memory extension via MicroSD memory card is naturally possible.
In addition to Gigabit LTE of the category 16, of course, all other current radio technologies are on board, just as one expects it from an expensive high-end smartphone. The Galaxy Note 8 supports WLAN 802.11ac with MU-MIMO antenna technology, it can support VoLTE (voice over LTE) and WLAN calls and it supports Bluetooth 5.0. Android 7.1.1 is used as the operating system.
The battery of the Galaxy Note 8 is 3.300 mAh and can be charged both via USB Type C cable as well as wireless. A quick-charge mechanism is supported for both cordless charging and normal charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes in September. While only a single SIM variant will be available in the free trade for network operators, a dual SIM version can be pre-ordered in the Samsung Online Shop. Currently, the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is at high side. If you can wait a few months, you will be able to benefit from a significant drop in prices.