After going through several leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official. Samsung has unveiled its biggest flagship smartphone ever at an unpacked event. Interestingly, Samsung did not reveal the price of the smartphone. However, the Korean giant confirmed that the device will be up for pre-order from August 24, and the devices will start shipping on September 15.
If you've seen the renders of the Note 8 in the last one month, then there's no need for you to see the official device. It looks the same as what we've been seeing in the renders, and it even looks like the Galaxy S8 duo. The Galaxy Note 8 is literally a Galaxy S8+, but with a Stylus support and dual rear camera.
Let's speak about the innards first. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 uses the same Snapdragon 835 chipset or Exynos 8895 for Asian markets. However, the device has 6GB of RAM, as opposed to the 4GB module seen on the S8 and S8+. The design of the smartphone is similar as well, but it has a rectangular body, which makes it resemble the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung has decreased the battery capacity to 3300mAh when compared to the 3500mAh unit seen on the S8+ and Galaxy Note 7. The reduction in battery capacity is due to S-Pen placement.
The Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels. It uses the same Infinity display technology as the Galaxy S8 duo. The Galaxy Note 8 comes in three storage options- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, which is further expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.
Now, let' talk about the Samsung's dual camera take on a smartphone. The Galaxy Note 8 sports two 12MP sensors at the back. The primary 12MP sensor is the same one as the Galaxy S8 lineup, which has a f/1.7 aperture, dual pixel sensor, and OIS support. The secondary 12MP sensor is a telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4, and it also has support for OIS, as rumoured earlier.
Samsung confirmed that the device will be available in just 64GB option in the US, while other countries will get bigger storage options as well. The Indian launch date of the device is still unknown at the moment, however, Amazon India has already listed the phone, hinting the smartphone's launch is around the corner.