Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 and we have to say that this handset looks quite impressive. First of all, we need to mention that it comes with a 6.3-inch super AMOLED display that supports a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels at 521 ppi. The device also comes with the S Pen, which allows you to easily write or draw.
The AMOLED display features Always on Display functionality, screen off memos and Mobile HDR Premium support. Apart from simple notes, you also have the ability to send Live messages, which are animated GIFs of your drawings or writings. The S Pen and handset are IP68 waterproof, which means that you don’t worry if they get a little splashed with water.
The device sports a dual-primary camera located on the rear side, which features two 12MP sensors. The secondary camera is located on the front side and it has an 8MP sensor.
We have to mention that the Galaxy Note 8 is able to run two applications simultaneously. That being said, it can also run two copies of the same application, which is quite impressive.
Depending on the region, the device comes with an Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 chipset, an octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM. You can purchase it in three internal storage variants of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB. When it comes to the external storage, it supports microSD cards up to 256GB.
The Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with proprietary Samsung features, such as Bixby, the digital assistant. It seems that Samsung wants to make Bixby an important feature for its services.
Samsung has also decided to keep the 3.5mm audio jack, which comes with AKG audio (similar like on the S8 handset). The wireless connectivity is offering gigabit speed of Cat 16 LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO.
The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a non-removable battery of 3300 mAh and it supports wireless charging plus fast wired charging over USB-C. You can already start pre-ordering the device, but the sales will begin on September 15, 2017.