Samsung has finally unveiled their latest flagship, Galaxy Note 8.
After the whole Note 7 battery exploding debacle, there were two options – killing the Note series completely or giving it a fresh start. Samsung has opted for option number 2.
On Wednesday, the company has officially launched Note 8 at the event in New York City. Let’s move to the specs and its key points.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch infinity display
- Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5mm
- Dual 12 MP front camera, 8 MP front camera
- Exynos 8895 processor (same as Galaxy S8)
- 6GB RAM
- 64 GB inbuilt storage
- SD card slot
- 3300mAh battery
- It is water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Fast charging
- The S Pen with greater sensitivity
- It runs 7.1 Android
- Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner, and Face recognition
- Bixby and Samsung Pay
The phone is available in 4 colors and those are Midnight black, Deepsea Blue, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold.
What’s in the box besides the phone and the S Pen? There are an USB cable, Earphone, USB Connector (USB type-C), USB power adaptor, Edjection pin, Micro USB connector, Case, Tweezer, Case and a quick-start guide. On its website, Samsung points out the commponents may vary by countries and regions.
And there is the price. The Galaxy Note 8 is focused on the productivity, and it is one of the most expensive phones ever. The price may vary, and it will depend on the carrier, but the average price is $950.
The pre-orders start today, and the phone is expected to arrive September 15. If you want to pre-order Galaxy Note 8, you can do that directly from Samsung, in which case you’ll get an unlocked device for $929,99. You can also choose the carrier, but as we have mentioned the price may vary. The full retail price in T-Mobile is $930, Sprint $960, AT&T $949, and Verzion $960. Make sure to check their offers.
Even aftet the whole Note 7 battery disaster, many fans stood by Samsung. During the launch event in New York on Wenesdy, DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, took the time to thank them.
“It is a special honor to personally thank all of the Note lovers. I’m deeply, deeply humbled by your loyalty, and grateful for your insight.”, Koh said.
There are some great news for the Note 7 owners. Samsung is offering a special discount, and it is giving those who have Note 7 trade-in value up to $425 for the all new and shiny Note 8. If you are egligble for the trade, you can take the offer starting today on Samsung.com.