Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8, to launch from 15 September

A new version of the Samsung Gear VR with Controller has been revealed for the Note 8, too.

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 launch came and went, with everything that we expected. We'll have complete coverage of the Galaxy Note 8 as soon as the embargo allow us. Let's take a look and see. The main design elements are borrowed from early flagships, while the device still tries to stick to the square, boxy roots of the Note lineup.

The biggest phone of the year is here, both literally and figuratively. You can watch the live-stream via Samsung India's English and Hindi website.

The other video is basically the first 30-second TV ad for the Ntoe8. As before, it clips onto the Note and covers roughly the lower third of the display, with each of the hardware buttons pushing through and tapping the touchscreen accordingly.

"We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community". It also comes with the S-Pen stylus.

The S-Pen has 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it accurate enough for intricate drawing and writing. The phone is also IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Moreover, Samsung benefits from this as well since its highly anticipated smartphone will appeal to a wider range of customers.

The noticeable dissimilarities are the squared edges and the slight replacement of the fingerprint sensor which is now located a bit away from the camera lens. It's a awful position, and it's the same on the Note 8.

With the Note 8, the amount of screen real-estate for viewing two apps at once, watching a video, or going through a spreadsheet is unmatched. In terms of weight, the S8+ comes in at 173g which is notably lighter than the 195g of the Note 8. An iris scanner is also expected to be available on the Note 8. The smartphone also features a microSD card slot, allowing you to further expand the storage.

The Note 8 has 6GB of memory, in comparison to the Note 7's and the Note 5's 4GB. These are the best displays on the market, without doubt.

Perhaps the coolest addition to the Note8 is at the back of the handset where there is not one but two 12MP camera sensors.

For pictures, the Galaxy Note 8 boasts dual cameras on the back with optical image stabilization.

And as for that exploding battery issue, Samsung says it will continue to commit to industry-leading safety initiatives. Additionally, the battery is slightly smaller, giving it more room within the phone's housing, and new software algorithms will better monitor rapid charging and severe use cases of constant charging.

Other than being tall, the Note 8 is still thin and easy to hold.

Another unique feature Samsung has to its claim is called Dual Capture.

If you're after a budget choice, look somewhere else. Start a document on your phone and finish it on your laptop.

Samsung is hoping (probably praying as well) that the Note brand will again be remembered for big innovations rather than advances in combustion technology. Here's everything you need to know! The company describes the edge-to-edge screen as an "infinity display". There's a minimal bezel around the display. The basic one with 64GB of storage will be the worldwide version. This means that the device will be able to take one module at a time, however, mod-stacking is also a thing and it is possible that Samsung's smartphone will support that.

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Notes defining features. In fact, you can write up to 100 pages worth of notes without ever unlocking the Note 8. None of these are cheap phones.


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