Smartphone giant Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet in New York. The latest smartphone, a successor to Galaxy Note 7, features a bigger display, dual rear cameras, and Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant. The phone also comes with a unique S-Pen stylus. The Galaxy Note 8 launch comes a few weeks ahead of the Apple’s iPhone 8, which as per some reports could be launched in the month of October. The new phone is somewhat identical to Galaxy S8 smartphone in terms of design, except that the Galaxy Note 8 is more rectangular in shape.
The latest phone boasts a glass and metal body, aided by a curved glass design on front and rear. The fingerprint scanner has been kept on the rear side of the device, same as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. In one of its unique specifications, the phone comes with a 6.3-inch ‘Infinity’ display with minimum bezels on the sides. The phone has been launched as “Super AMOLED” having a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The phone boasts a widescreen 18:5:9 aspect ratio. The device will be available in global markets in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue and Maple Gold colour options. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with powerful Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor that we saw on the Galaxy S8.
The phone has got an update in terms of RAM, which is increased to 6 GB from its predecessor’s 4GB. The phone has been launched in three variants – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage. The phone comes with a 3300mAh battery, bigger than 3000mAh one on Galaxy S8’s, but smaller than 3,500 battery cell in the Galaxy S8+. On connectivity part, the phone comes with USB Type- C port for charging and supports wireless charging as well. The phone sports dual rear cameras (12MP + 12MP) with f/1.7 aperture lens, supported by Dual Pixel Technology, and optical image stabilisation (OIS). The phone will run on an Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The price for the device is yet to be announced by the company