Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched

by Samrat Amatya

Samsung recently launched the next iteration of their popular phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in an unpacked event in New York. The phone is the follow up to last years controversial Samsung Galaxy Note7! After the whole Note7, exploding debacle can Samsung rise from the ashes and reclaim its position as the best phablet manufacturer? Well, let us take a deeper look at the phone and find out the answer to just that.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 packs a 6.3-inch Quad-HD AMOLED infinity display with a pixel density of 521 PPI. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and is edged out by a less pronounced edge display. The phone combines both glass and metal to provide a premium looking and feeling device. Under the hood, the Note8 packs an octa-core Exynos 8895 processor along with the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The processor is backed by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The internal memory can be further expanded via a micro-sd card up to 256GB. The phone also supports dual sim cards but only at the expense of the micro-sd card slot. The phone also is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes

In the camera department, the Note8 packs a dual-camera set up with a combination of two 12MP sensors with f/1.7 and f/2.4 aperture. Both the camera also comes equipped with inbuilt OIS. The secondary camera, just like the one on the iPhone 7 Plus is used for a 2X optical zoom. There is also a f/1.7 8MP front camera for all your high-res selfies. The Note8 also comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner which is placed awkwardly at the back of the phone-alongside the cameras. Other sensors include an iris scanner, barometer, accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor, heart-rate scanner and a gyroscope. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Samsung’s own custom skin, Grace UX overlaid on top of it. The phone, being a note device, comes with an s-pen and a slew of software tweaks to go with it. And finally powering this device all up is a 3300mAh non-user removable battery. This will be enough to get users a full day worth of battery life without any issues. And if the battery does run out there is the inclusion of Fast Charge and USB Type C port for faster charging time.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is a marvel in terms of both design and technology. It breaks all boundaries to create something so beautiful and yet functional. It truly is the best phablet in the market right now! The Note8 will soon make its way to Nepal and we can’t wait to get our hands on the phone. And when we do we will make sure to inform you guys and also provide you with the reviews. So for those and more like our Facebook page, subscribe to our Youtube channel and visit our website regularly.

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