Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on Wednesday, the successor to the ill-fated Note 7, with its biggest screen yet, new stylus features, and a bolstered camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue colours, will be available for pre-orders in select markets starting Thursday and will start shipping on September 15. In the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is priced between $930 (roughly Rs. 59,500) on AT&T and $960 on (roughly Rs. 61,500) on Verizon for the base variant.
Those who pre-order the smartphone will be able to avail a Gear 360 camera or a charging bundle at no price, and Samsung is also said to be offering Galaxy Note 7 customers discounts in a bid to encourage them to purchase the Note 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specifications
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (with some markets getting the Samsung Exynos octa-core variant), 64GB of internal storage, 6GB of RAM, and support for microSD card slot, should you need more space. The Galaxy Note 8 is also among the first smartphones to offer Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE Cat 16 connectivity features.
For photography, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a dual-setup “telephoto” 12-megapixel cameras with support for OIS on both lenses – a wide-angle g/1.7 and the other is telephoto f/2.4 with 2x optical zoom. There’s a 8-megapixel camera on the front with focal aperture f/1.7. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 offers 3300mAh battery and it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The device offers IP68 water and dust resistances, and support for wireless charging, a feature that the upcoming iPhone 8 is rumoured to feature as well. The Galaxy Note 8 also supports NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, and offers USB Type-C charging port.