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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Specifications, features and must know facts

25 August 2017, 12:10 | Anita Wise

Samsung The Samsung Note 8 will cost $1599 and go on sale in New Zealand on September 22

   The Samsung Note 8 will cost $1599 and go on sale in New Zealand on September 22

Number of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features have already been leaked out on the internet.

Many new smartphones feature multi-windowing multitasking now, but I first remember it on the Galaxy Note 2. Out of the three devices, the corners on the Galaxy S8 Plus are more rounded.

The Galaxy Note 8 will likely be exclusive to Amazon India based on the "Galaxy Unpacked" banner displayed on the e-commerce site.

While the front looks attractive, I can't say the same about the back. It still unclear whether the Galaxy Note 8 will also be available on Flipkart, but given the lack of promotional banner, it's safe to say that it will be an Amazon exclusive.

Samsung hasn't changed the place for the fingerprint sensor, which still is located adjacent to the rear camera setup.

Four new colors black, blue, gold and gray.

Bill of Materials (BOM) cost of producing Note 8 will exceed those of all previous generations of Note models.

It's a feature that was originally meant to be pioneered by the doomed Galaxy Note7, which was ultimately recalled after reports that multiple units caught fire while charging. So, you can press the bottom center of the device to get back to home, even when you are watching a video or working on an app.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Specifications, features and must know facts
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Specifications, features and must know facts

64GB of storage and a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 6 GB or RAM. The S pen boasts the same IP68 water and dust resistance and is held at the bottom of the device.

Of course the big question is the failing point of the Note 7 - the battery.

Just like the Galaxy S8 Plus & Note 7, the new Galaxy Note 8 also comes with an Aluminium frame covered with glass on the front and rear.

Samsung has announced the next big thing in its smartphone line-up.

There are multiple camera features on board, the most prominent one being Live Focus. We are pretty anxious to see what Samsung has to offer inside the box for its latest flagship. You can use both the sensors together to create a background blur effect, either when taking the photo or after you've shot it.

Coming to the front, you get an 8MP shooter with autofocus. With such a large screen, you need more juice.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 weighs 198g including the S Pen and measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm. The S-Pen has not really improved from the Note 7, but the S-Pen on the Note 7 was very good, so there isn't much to complain here. You can now play mobile-only games like "Vainglory" on Dex with a monitor, keyboard and mouse hooked up. Another new feature is Screen off memo. There is also a dedicated Bixby key on the Note8.

The handset will launch in South Africa on 22nd September, but pre-order will start to be fulfilled from 15th September. Most leading carriers in the USA are expected to begin shipping the phablet September 15 onwards.

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