Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a phablet with an edgeless curved screen. The size of it is over six inches and as a smartphone it is hard to control with one hand. Samsung engineers added an S-Pen and tucked it neatly into the casing next to the USB Type-C socket. But the size, the curved edges and the HDR 10 support doesn’t embrace all of the features of the screen. Samsung also introduced the always-on display, which will allow you to write on the display with your S-pen. The handwritten note can be saved and sent as a text message or as a GIF.
There is still no capacious battery behind all these amazing features, it has only 3000 mAh. Obviously, engineers are afraid of combustions and didn’t dare to enhance the capacity, but quick charge will improve the situation.
The back camera is dual with two sensors, optical image stabilization, 2x zoom and a two-tone flash. The sensor can add a bokeh effect to your pictures. The front camera has less megapixels than the back one (8 mpx vs. 12 mpx). Even Chinese B-brands feature equal number of megapixels for both cameras. So to me it is just such a strange feature to have for a flagship device.
The iris scanner didn’t replace the fingerprint sensor completely, it seems. Both ID methods remained. But reviewers are claiming that reaching the fingerprint sensor on the back with one finger can be a problem.
No one has shared yet, if the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 catches cell network well and whether or not the signal is stable.
- Announced: August, 2017.
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE.
- SIM Factor: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
- Dimensions: 6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in.
- Weight: 6.88 oz.
- Body Protection: IP68 certified, dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes.
- Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
- Size: 6.3 inches (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio).
- Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (~521 ppi pixel density).
- Multitouch: Yes.
- Stylus support: Yes, S-Pen from the box.
- Design: edgeless.
- Features: HDR10 compliant, 3D Touch (home button only), always-on display.
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
- OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), Grace UX UI.
- Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China.
- CPU EMEA: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz).
- CPU Snapdragon: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo).
- GPU EMEA: Mali-G71 MP20.
- GPU Snapdragon: Adreno 540.
- Internal Memory: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB; 6 GB RAM.
- Extendable Memory: Card slot (a dedicated slot for single SIM models, SIM-2 slot for dual SIM models).
- Card type supported: microSD, up to 256 GB.
- Back camera: primary 12 MP, f/1.7& f/2.4, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash.
- Features: 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size @ 26 mm. 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size @ 52 mm. Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
- Front camera: 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR.
- Sound Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- 3.5mm jack: Yes.
- Features: 32-bit/384kHz audio; active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
- Connectivity: WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO.
- NFC: Yes
- Wireless Payment: Samsung Pay.
- Radio: No.
- USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
- Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2.
- Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM.
- Browser: HTML5.
- Java: No.
- Preinstalled software: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player, photo/video editor, document viewer.
- Peripheral support: Samsung Desktop Experience (the dock comes at extra cost), ANT+.
- Voice Control: S-Voice natural language commands and dictation.
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
- Fast Battery Charging: Quick Charge 2.0.
- Wireless Charging: Qi/PMA (market dependent).
- Talk time: Up to 22 h (3G).
- Colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue.
- Price: $875.