Samsung today announced the successor to its miserably failed Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8. The unveiling took place at the company’s Unpacked 2017 event in New York City.
Sporting the Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the Galaxy Note 8 has a gigantic 6.3-inch QuadHD + SuperAMOLED display with 2,960×1440 resolution at 521 pixels-per-inch. The phone burrows design accent from sibling Galaxy S8, as it has a bigger Infinity Display.
That said, the fingerprint sensor is now moved to the back alongside dual rear-facing 12-megapixel cameras with optical image stabilization (OIS). The wide-angle lens has an f/1.7 aperture, while the telephoto lens has f/2.4. The camera can perform 2X optical zoom, and up to 10X digital zoom. The front camera is an 8-megapixel, f/1.7 affair.
The Note 8 is accelerated by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM, with enhanced S Pen and DeX capabilities. That’s paired with an expandable 64GB of storage. Powering the device is a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Headphone jack? Yes, there’s one!
And not to forget, the Galaxy Note 8 comes equipped with Heart rate sensor, Iris scanner, and Face recognition technology in an IP68-certified enclosure. Available color variants include Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold, and Deepsea Blue.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will ship Android 7.1.1 Nougat over the same Galaxy S8 skin with Bixby. The handset will be available in stores starting September 15. Pre-orders begin tomorrow.