Samsung announces Galaxy Note8

24 August, 2017, 02:55 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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And Samsung officials, in a candid briefing with Australian journalists in NY, ahead of the Note 8 launch, admit part of the extra cost will be spent on a massive marketing campaign to sell the phone's best features in the wake of last year's damaging Note 7 global recall.

It's clear that Samsung continues to push smartphone technology forward with the Note 8.

The battery might be an issue for some, considering what happened previous year. The Galaxy Note 8 has a dedicated button for Samsung's virtual voice assistant Bixby.

A T-Mobile spokesperson has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will not be compatible with LTE Band 71, the new 600MHz frequency that T-Mobile turned on last week. It seems just like a taller and broader S8 in terms of design with very thin bezels surrounding the display vertically.

Two colours will launch in the UK; Midnight Black and Maple Gold.

Samsung has spent the last 10 months without any Galaxy Note devices to sell following the cancellation of the Note 7. To be a little more precise, the phone gives you nearly 83 per cent of screen-to-body ratio. The display ratio in the Note 8 is 18.5:9, analogous to the S8.

A screen off memo which used to be limited to be a page, can now run to up to 100 pages without even unlocking your phone.

"We're combining the power of the Infinity Display with the S Pen".

After months of leaks and anticipation, Samsung will finally unveil its Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

Another important change on the Note 8 comes in the form of the camera. While one of the 12-megapixel (Dual Pixel) sensor has an f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation, the second 12-megapixel sensor comes with an f/2.4 aperture and optical image stabilisation to allow for up to 2X optical zoom.

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The S8 and S8+ both have a portrait mode, which allows you to selectively blur sections of the frame, but the results won't be as effective as the Note 8's twin camera system.

Sweating in a hot NY hotel restaurant undergoing renovation, he tells Australian journalists the phone is "critically important" to Samsung's future. This processor features only in the phones sold in United States though. Option of Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895, 6GB of RAM and internal storage of 64GB and 128GB with option to expand it further. The Note 8 is slightly larger on all fronts and hard to use with one hand. We've been seeing teasers about the phone for a few weeks now, and they've all led up to the return of Samsung's larger, S-Pen wielding device. Such features ensure even faster multi-tasking.

Global markets get 128GB or 256GB of storage, while United States customers will have to make due with 64GB out of the box. Along with this, a microSD slot for expandable storage is provided as well.

The functionality and fun of the S Pen has been expanded.

· Water and Dust Resistance: Four years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with water resistance.

Other features include Samsung Dex support, an accessory which let's you attach a screen, mouse and keyboard to the smartphone and convert it into a desktop experience. The same can be done for foreign currency rates. Users can now create pictures and gifs with the help of S-Pen. There are many functions which can be conveniently performed with the S-Pen. The phone uses USB Type-C for charging and data-syncing.

Headphone jack: While Apple and other Android makers took away the headphone jack, I keep going back to 3.5mm headphones and still find it is best to have it as an option when you don't have a Bluetooth headset charged. The phone also comes with Samsung's trademark always-on functionality. 16, Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for wireless connections.

While Samsung was ominously silent about Galaxy Note8 retail pricing in its official press communications earlier today that properly unveiled the phone's specs, features and U.S. release dates, the nation's top carriers were quick to set the record straight. In India, Amazon will be among the official launch partners and price for the Indian market will be revealed soon as well.

It will be available starting in mid-September, but there is no word yet regarding the price.

The $1499 pricetag is topped by the $1,569 for the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus from Apple.


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