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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Massive And Best Ever

By Avery Pacheco, 28/07/2017, updated on 15/02/2019

Samsung is now working on the successor of ill-fated Note 7, which will be named for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As rumored, Note 8 is said to be the massive phone sporting a 6.3 inches display with a tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio and also, be the best Android phone in 2017. Though it's not yet unveiled, rumors and leaks are starting to pick up pace.

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Part 1: Release Date

Since the official invitations are sent to the media a month in advance, it's now official that the debut of Galaxy Note 8 is set on August 23 in order to beat the iPhone 8 to market.

"On August 23, Samsung Electronics will reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family with the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone." - Samsung wrote in the invitation

In addition, Note 8 will go on sale in September to October varying from country to country. Samsung's Koh promised a September sales date for some regions; the US and South Korea are usually in the first wave. Looks for sales to stagger globally into October.

Note 8 Release Date

Part 2: Full Specifications

As the most powerful Samsung device ever, the specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will not let you down, please take a look at this chart and check out its full specs.

Note 8 Specifications

Part 3: Design

The Galaxy Note 8 is claimed to feature a 6.4-inch panel, 0.1-inch larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus, famously huge midrange Galaxy Mega and a whopping 0.6-inche larger than the Galaxy Note 7. An Infinity Display seen in S8/S8 Plus might make it see even much bigger.

It will also switch to the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the new S series which should mean it remains usable one handed. There was no information on a potential 4K native resolution as Samsung gears up its play into virtual reality.

Note 8 Design

Part 4: Hardware

Rumors also suggested that this iteration is coming with a dual-camera configuration. A reliable Chinese tipster has reasons to believe that the camera system will debut on the long-rumored foldable Galaxy X ahead of the Galaxy Note 8's release. It's also said that the handset will have a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto one, with combination for a 3x optical zoom.

With a massive screen, the Note 8 will be running out of powerful faster than ever. Thus, a bigger battery seems to be an indispensable. However, in the event of the Note 7 battery, I prefer to believe that Samsung might be apt to keep it small and safe, so the capacity of battery might be around 3,500 mAh.

Samsung Note 8 will have two models of 64G or 128G storage, having 6G RAM. An Exynos 8895 has been rumored for the phone running Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). However, a Samsung official has reportedly said that the Note 8 won't have an in-screen fingerprint scanner as the company couldn't perfect the technology in time. The S Pen meanwhile is a Galaxy Note 8 essential. Reputedly, the S Pen stylus is likely to have a built-in speaker inside.

Note 8 Hardware

Part 5: Price

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might cost you a lot of penny. As an edge-cutting Android device, it is set at a fair price. Note 8 is expected to start from $1,100 at least. The prices are varied in different regions. Purchase or not, it's totally up to you. But, facing such a fascinating gadget, it must be hard to hide money from your pocket.

Note 8 Price

After the disastrous incident of Note 7 battery explosion, Samsung must attach much importance to the production of Note 8. Therefore, I'm pretty sure the Note 8 will not blow up this time.