2017 has not been the best year for Samsung. Battery problems on its previous edition of the Galaxy Note in 2016 carried over into a better part of the year 2017. Nevertheless, bygones should be allowed to be bygones. And Samsung, understanding this fully, is ready with another offering to its Note line of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Some good news belies the fact this particular model is definitely an upgrade to the rather disappointing Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Display
The Note 8’s display is one area a new buyer will notice a difference. This device features a corning gorilla glass 5, 6.3-inch sized display that supports an impressive 1440 by 2560 pixel picture quality. The Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display also comes with a High-Density Ready version 10 compliance ability meaning that it will be able to support many forms of HD quality videos.
Build and performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measures approximately 6.4 inches by 2.94 inches. It is also slightly thicker than its predecessor, measuring a width of .34 inches. Unlike its forerunner, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature two different sets of chipsets, processors and graphic processors based on the market. For the European, Middles East and African markets, the phone will come loaded with an octa-core 2.3 GHz Exynos 8895 processor. This processor will support a Mali G71 graphic processor.
Within the American and Chinese markets, prospective buyers should expect a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core 2.35 GHz processor. An Adreno 540 GPU will be on hand to serve the American and Asian buyers. Both versions of the phone will come preloaded with the latest version of the Android OS, Android 7.1.1.
Memory and camera
Both versions of the phone will run on a 6GB RAM which is a jump from the earlier version’s 4GB. As regards internal memory, the buyers will be presented with a chance to choose between 64GB, 128GB, and 256 GB. Buyers who might feel slighted by the internal memory space will have one SD card slot which will support up to 256 GB of additional memory.
For selfie and outdoor photo shoot lovers, who have always complained of Samsung’s rather dull cameras, this phone is the best gift. This camera will feature a 12 MP dual set of back cameras with dual focus and LED flash. The front camera isn’t mundane either.
The front side will have an 8MP camera which is bound to be way better than the hazy 5MP that came with the Note 7. For all this, the back camera will be able to record up to 2160p of video, while the front will deliver up to a maximum of 1440p of video quality.
The new Galaxy Note has embraced a back mounted fingerprint sensor giving its users back the basic functionality of the home button. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the phone will also be loaded with an iris scanner sensor as well as a heart rate sensor. Impressively so, the phone is retaining the Near field Communication (NFC) which other phone manufacturers have silently been dropping from some of their favorite lines.
Also with this phone, you will get the improved Bluetooth 5.0 protocol. With a 3d touch functionality on the home button, you are not expected to start visiting the technicians with home button problems any time soon. The battery though is a drag considering that a 3300 mAh is slightly lower than the Note 7’s 3500 mAh.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 fares way better as compared to the galaxy note 7. Notably, there are no major differences in comparison to the galaxy s8 and Galaxy S8+. Not unless a holder of the latter two models wishes to hold upgrade on the camera, this phone is a no go zone. Holders of earlier Galaxy versions, this might be your phone. Calmly wait for the phone to hit the shelves before mid-October and grab yourself a piece. All in all, this phone is a go.