Here’s what you need to know about the Samsung Note8 Smartphone
The first thing to know about the Note8 device is that it exists, and it’s called the Note8. Following the Note7 failure you know, that whole combusting battery nightmare it wouldn’t be shocking if the company had decided that it was the end of the line for the Note series. But the Note line does not stop. In a statement, DJ Koh, the president of Samsung Mobile, said that they “appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community.” In short, the company says it continued the Note series because of customer passion for it.
Samsung has already explained why those Note7 batteries exploded and revealed an 8-point battery safety check. The battery on this latest device is 3,300 mAh, making it slightly smaller than the Note7, which was 3,500. In addition to the normal battery safety checks that the company have done. The Note8 will sport an AMOLED Infinity Display screen that’s 6.3 inches on the diagonal, just a tenth of an inch longer than the S8 Plus’s screen, and bigger than the screen on the discontinued Note7. Like other Note devices, it has a stylus that you can use to do things like sign documents and draw.
Like the S8 and S8 Plus, it’s has a Bixby button to summon Samsung’s version of Siri, and it also has the fingerprint sensor on back, near the camera. It also supports face and iris recognition for unlocking the device, and you can charge it wirelessly.
The new Note8 sports two cameras: a wide-angle lens whose aperture is f/1.7, and a telephoto lens that’s f/2.4 and can zoom in two times optically. Both of the cameras are 12 megapixels, and have optical image stabilization to try to keep your photos, even the zoomed-in shots, blur-free.
Samsung is introducing a new feature, Live Messages, in which you can use the S Pen to draw a simple picture, or write something, or even annotate a photo, and then send the animated version of your pen strokes to someone else. The moving image comes through as a GIF. As a way to facilitating multi-tasking, Samsung is introducing a new feature with the Note8 that it calls App Pair. It allows users to pre-configure two apps to be launched together, side-by-side, in split-screen mode. Those pairs of apps will live in a space called Apps Edge, which pulls out from the right side of the screen like a drawer.
The pre-order of the Galaxy Note8 is starting from September 11. The phone is set to start shipping the first week of October.The phone will be an Amazon India exclusive outside of Samsung’s own online store. The projected price of the Galaxy Note8 will be INR 74,900.