Yesterday, Samsung announced its new flagship Galaxy Note 8, the successor of the fallen Galaxy Note 7. After making us wait for months, the South Korean giant unveiled the revolutionary device at an Unpacked event in London.
While we have already seen the best features of the new stylus-equipped phablet and before you sell your soul to buy the smartphone, let’s review how it is different from the previous model.
Last year, Samsung introduced edge-to-edge display, something that we witnessed in the Galaxy Note 7 but this time it has taken the design and stretched it into a beautifully large Infinity display.
The infusion of metal and glass can be seen in both of these devices. Galaxy Note 8 has one-upped its predecessor by providing 6.3 inches Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED screen that can fit comfortably in the user’s hands.
It is no secret that the Note series by Samsung always work exceptionally and its no different this time. Samsung feature Exynos 8890 Octa with Octa-core 2.3GHz, the 1.6GHz processor in Galaxy Note 7 whereas in its new flagship has included Exynos 8895 Octa/Snapdragon 835 with Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz, making it a powerful beast.
Moreover, Galaxy Note 8 has a 6GB RAM which is quite an improvement from the 4GB RAM offered by the last year’s flagship.
We all remember the fate of Galaxy Note 7’s batteries, who were the actual reason behind the demise of this model. This time the company has introduced an 8 point security check to ensure that their phone never blows up again.
Galaxy Note 8 packs a 3,300mAh battery which has less capacity than the 3500 mAh battery offered by the previous model. Samsung offered a 3500 mAh battery n the Galaxy S8+ and we would have definitely appreciated more power in the new phablet.
For the first time ever, Samsung has introduced its Dual Camera and yes it is spectacular. The Galaxy Note 7 only offered 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels rear camera and 5MP, f/1.7 front camera but the new device boasts a dual 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels rear camera and 8MP, f/1.7 front camera.
As we have previously reported, the best features of the new camera are the Dual Capture and Live Focus. The former enables the user to simultaneously take the zoomed in the photo alongside a wide-angle shot with the background while the latter enables the user to adjust the amount of blur before or after taking a picture giving the user the liberty to adjust the focus in the image.
The Galaxy Note 7 offered 64GB of storage but this time the user can choose from 64GB, 128GB, 256GB variants though its availability would depend upon different regions.
The basic colors of the new device are the same except for a small change. The Galaxy Note 7 came in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx whereas the Galaxy Note 8 will come in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue.
We all know that Galaxy Note 7 never had an awesome Bixby assistant to manage our lives and we can just leave it at that. The company launched the AI assistant globally on 22nd August, a day before the launch of Galaxy Note 8, talk about craving attention.
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