Last week was a big week for Samsung as they reveiled the latest smartphone in the Note lineup. Considering how bad the Note 7 went with the recalls due to exploding batteries, there was a lot of pressure on Samsung to recover the lost reputation that was damaged from the poor Note 7. However, a year has flown past, Samsung has a new 8-point check for all their smartphone batteries and the Note 8 has been unveiled as, what can only be described as a, fundamentally great smartphone for 2017. Here are all of the details you need to know about the Samsung Note 8.
- The Note 8 reps a 6.3 inch Infinity AMO-LED display with a resolution of 2960×1440 (also known as Quad HD). This produces a pixel density of 521 ppi.
- The screen is virtually bezel-less, taking design cues from the Samsung S8.
- The AMO-LED screen has the ability to individually turn pixels on and off at will. From this, Samsung have produced a ‘Always On Display’ which allows for extra features, such as taking notes using the S Pen without even having to wake the phone up.
- The fingerprint sensor, just like with the S8, is on the rear of the smartphone, in an annonyingly awkward position, high-up next to the camera.
- The S Pen comes with a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity over the Note 7.
- The battery of the Note 8 is slightly small for a smartphone of its size, with the phone nearly on the edge of being called a phablet. Standing in at 3,300mAh, it is no surprise the battery is a little smaller to be on the safe side after the Note 7 battery problems.
- The side of the phone, just like with the S8, has a dedicated Bixby button, which is Samsung’s take on artificial intelligence.
- The Note 8 measures in at 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm.
- The Note 8 weighs 195g. This also makes it the heaviest Note smartphone ever produced by Samsung.
- The Note 8 is water resistant with an official rating of IP68. This means it can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes and still work. What is important with this is that it applies to the S Pen too, which slots into the smartphone.
- The Note 8 will come in four colours being Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchard Grey or Deep Sea Blue.
- The Note 8 is the first smartphone from Samsung to have two rear cameras, being a telephoto 12 megapixel lense and a wide-angle 12 megapixel lense with the ability for a 2x optical zoom.
- The Note 8 has the ability to charge wirelessly.
- The processor in the Note 8 is either a Snapdragon 835 (for the US) or an Exynos 8895 (for the rest of the world). The phone comes with 6GB of ram and has the choice of 64, 128 or 256GB of storage.
- The Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 with the Samsung Experience overlay.
- There is a micro-SD card slot.
So there is a lot to talk about with the Note 8. It will be interesting to see how the public take to this phone – the stats alone seem to suggest this is going to be one of the best phones of 2017, if it does not have any major problems associated to it.