Samsung has released their new flagship Samsung Galaxy Note8 at a press event in New York today. The smartphone will be available for pre-ordering from August 24 onward with many offers and will be available globally from September 15. It would cost around a hefty $930 in US markets and €999 in European markets. The handset will come in black, gray, gold, and blue color options.
Now looking at specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 will feature a 6.3-inch SAMOLED display with Quad-HD+ (2960 x 1440) resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. For protection it will come with IP68 water and dust resistant certified. The smartphone will boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895, depending on region. It will have 6GB of RAM and will be available in three storage variants 64GB for US markets, Globally the device will have 128GB and 265GB of internal storage variant. All the variants will support MicroSD card.
Moving onto the optics, it will sport a horizontal dual cameras with primary 12MP sensor which will have Wide-angle f/1.7 aperture and the telephoto lens will also have a 12MP sensor but with f/2.4 aperture. Both the sensors would support OIS (optical image stabilization). As for front-facing shooter it would have an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture. It will pack a smaller 3300mAh battery compared to its predecessor and S8 duo. The device will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat underneath the custom Touch Wiz.
The new S PEN would also have dust and water protection as it has IP68 certification and has more levels of pressure sensitivity. The S PEN will come with a new animated GIF feature. Connectivity options include 4G VOLTE, LTE Cat. 16, Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, Wireless charging, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C.