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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs and Price

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The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a powerhouse that looks to put the series at the centre of attention again, following the misfortune that befell its predecessor. Boasting arguably the best Qualcomm processor right now, the behemoth compares very well to the flagship S8, even outdoing the other device in some regards.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2960 pixels (521ppi)
  • Octa-core 10nm-class chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa)
  • Bixby Intelligent Digital Assistant with dedicated launch button
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB / 256GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • Dual 12MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear), Iris Scan
  • Gigabit LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
  • 3300 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Design and Display

From its looks, you don’t have to tell this is one premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a design language comparable to that of the Galaxy S8 Plus. It has curved glass both on the front and rear. At 195 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to be the bulkiest Note to date. It is both water and dust resistant.

A humongous 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display offers ample space for content viewing. Images should be super sharp with Quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and roughly 521 ppi pixel density. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also supports an S-Pen that you can use to draw and translate.

Camera and Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 looks to be a photography enthusiast’s favourite. You will notice a dual 12MP setup on the rear. This completes with dual LED, dual tone flash, phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilisation (OIS), and 2X optical zoom. It shoots high quality 4K videos.

You also get an equally robust 8MP front facing shooter with f/1.7 aperture, Auto HDR and autofocus for selfies. This shoots 2K videos at 30 fps.

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Hardware and Other Features

It is normal to expect nothing less than the best of performance from a device in this range. And you are going to get that with a flagship class Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset running at up to 2.35 GHz on offer. But it appears the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with an in-house Exynos 8895 octa-core processor in some markets.

The phablet offers generous 6 GB of RAM. It comes in 64GB, 128GB and whopping 256GB storage variants. Interestingly, you will still be able to expand storage. There is also talk about a model that offers 4GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 boots latest Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system.

In addition to a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, you also have an iris scanner for unlocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It offers a reversible USB Type-C port. A 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support provides juice.

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Pricing and Availability

Preorder for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 began August 23 in the United States and other select markets. The Android phablet will start selling globally on September 15 starting with countries like the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom starting at a price of around $930.

The premium smartphone is not available Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. When available, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at leading online stores in the countries. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price in Nigeria is expected at 350,000 Naira to 450,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: US: Octa-core Processor: 2.35GHz quad-core and 1.9GHz quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835), EMEA: Octa-core Processor: 2.3GHz quad-core and 1.7GHz quad-core (Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa)
  • GPU: Adreno 540 (Qualcomm), Mali-G71 MP20
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue
  • Dimension: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 195g
  • Stylus Included: Yes
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.3-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 ppi), HDR10, Always-on Screen
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP Camera, 4K Ultra HD 2160p Video, 1080p HD @60fps, 720p HD @240 fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase Detection Autofocus, dual-LED flash, OIS, Auto HDR, Geo-tagging, 2X Optical Zoom, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, Slo Motion
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera, Autofocus, Auto HDR

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes (requires SIM2 slot for dual-SIM models)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 1024 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: Yes
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: Yes
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Bixby, Google Now, etc
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes (Qi/PMA)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay
  • Water Resistant: Yes (IP68), survives in up to 1.5 metre of water for up to 30 minutes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No

Battery

  • Battery: 3300 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 22 hours
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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NaijaTechGuide Team is made up of Experienced Tech Enthusiasts and Professionals led my Paschal Okafor, a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with over 17 years of Experience writing about Technology. Some of us were writing about Mobile Phones before the first Android Phones and iPhones were launched.

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