Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 8: price, specifications and more

Last night at an event in New York, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Note 8.

After several months of rumors and leaks, Samsung has officially unveiled the latest Galaxy Note smartphone at the Unpacked event held in NY. Samsung on Wednesday (23 August) unveiled the new Note 8 at NY.

On the photography front, the Galaxy Note 8 boasts a dual camera setup with two 12MP sensors - one wide angle lens and one telephoto lens.

Samsung hasn't changed the place for the fingerprint sensor, which still is located adjacent to the rear camera setup.

"Infinity Display 6.3" screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, the largest screen on any note device.

The Galaxy Note8 comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue, depending on the market.

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Galaxy Note 8 will come with 64-bit Exynos 8895 octa-core processor in regions like India and other Asian countries. However, both models are coupled with 6GB of RAM with 64/128/256GB of internal storage. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 via a USB Type C port. The phone sports dual rear cameras (12MP + 12MP) with f/1.7 aperture lens, supported by Dual Pixel Technology, and optical image stabilisation (OIS).

Number of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features have already been leaked out on the internet. Now, in a statement announcing the Note8, the company emphasized that the device's battery "has undergone Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check-the most rigorous in the industry".

But the Galaxy Note 8 does have one big benefit: the S Pen, of course.

The Note 8 also offers some interesting software innovations. There's also an 8MP AF front camera. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be initially available for pre-orders in the USA starting August 24 via various carriers.

Like all other Note-series products, the Galaxy Note 8 includes a S-Pen, which has been improved since the last iteration. However, Galaxy Note 8 adds the ability to pin screen off memos to the Always On Display and then edit them on the Always On Display. What's more is that the new S-Pen is IP68 and the Note8 is water resistant (IP68).

Samsung also talked about "live messages" which allow the users to send handwritten animated messages to their friends (seen in the picture above).

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