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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Announcement, Price, Specifications, and Availability

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Send out the texts, call your friends. The big news is out. After a long wait since the Samsung Galaxy S8 release, the company has come up with its one more flagship on offer, Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Fingers crossed there will be no explosions this time; the all new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone release has all of us optimistic about its performance.

It was 23rd August, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date when everyone in the smartphone universe had their eyes on the Samsung’s event in the New York. The last year’s Note 7 was a fiasco that the Samsung fans would love to forget, and Samsung made sure that the event left everyone talking about its newly launched beast. But, is this beast by Samsung good enough to take on the other giants in the market? Find your answers inside as we bring an in-depth review of the Galaxy Note 8 and where it stands among all other flagships in the smartphone world.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specifications

Let us quickly go over the specs before we tell you our verdict of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3 Inch Super AMOLED screen with almost no bezel experience. The aspect ratio of the screen is 18.5:9 (Corning Gorilla Glass protection).

Samsung will be using Snapdragon 835 as the processor in the Note 8 for the US. The global variant of the Note 8 will come with the Exynos 8895 chip, which will perform more or less similar to the Snapdragon 835. The same chips are being used in other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and it is a proven chip regarding performance. The Note 8 will come with 6GB of RAM with the different storage options of 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. The information of variants for global version is yet to be confirmed by Samsung, but it is expandable.

The company has played safe in the battery department after the last year and has announced that the Note 8 will come with 3300 mAH battery and the phone will support fast charging.
Regarding optics, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with dual lens rear camera both being 12 Megapixels with apertures of f/1.7 (telephoto lens) and f/2.4 (wide-angle lens). The rear camera being dual can click portrait modes like the OnePlus 5 or iPhone 7.
The Note 8 sports a fingerprint scanner which is awkwardly placed beside the dual cameras (tough place to reach). The phone also sports the iris scanner which can be used to unlock the phone.

The Note 8 like the previous note series comes with the mighty S-Pen which can be used to sketch, write and do different tasks on the 6.3-inch screen of the phone.

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Galaxy Note 8 Price and Availability

The Galaxy Note 8 is priced at 960 USD (61,300 INR) for the 64GB variant. The phone is up for pre-booking in the United States from 24 August. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-order in India will start from next month. If other variants are launched in the Asian countries, then the price will vary for each of them.

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Our Verdict

There is no doubt that a flagship of Samsung will only turn out to be a beast unless there is a big mishap like the last year’s battery saga. The camera and water resistance are highlights of the phone which will make it stand ahead of the crowd. If you are already using any flagship from this year with the Snapdragon 835 chip, then we would tell you that there is no need to upgrade to the Note 8 unless you want the S-Pen. If you happen to be on a lower-end chipset of Snapdragon or looking to buy a fresh piece of tech in the price range of 1000 USD, then Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a big yes. The release of LG V30 and the iPhone 8 is on its way too in few months, so waiting for them before making your purchase of Galaxy Note 8 is also reasonable.

Our future posts will be covering all the competitors of the Galaxy Note 8 and all the other latest gadgets news. If you have any suggestions, ideas or review requests then make sure to comment below.

References:

  1. Wired: Samsung Finally Reveals Why the Note 7 Kept Exploding
  2. DpReview.com: iPhone 7 Plus Camera Review

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