Samsung Galaxy Note 8: New Features, Specs, Release Date and Availability

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In an official event today, Samsung has finally announced the new Note flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. In the event Samsung thanked loyal Note users for their continuous trust in the brand even after the Note 7 mishap. The new Note 8 brings lots of new features to the table. First and foremost, is the infinity display carried over from Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship line. Further, the S Pen has been revamped to do even more than before. The internals feature the latest processing and storage technologies. Let’s take a look at the Note 8 announcement event in greater detail along with mentioning some important information such as release date and availability.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the brand’s second flagship release for the year 2017. As it is coming in the later part of the year, it can get ahead of the Galaxy S8. Samsung did not upgrade the camera module on the S8 but with the Note 8, the brand has introduced its first dual camera system. The fingerprint was rumored to be on the display but unfortunately, it follows the same placement as Galaxy S8. We can’t wait to get our hands on the device. Read more about the Galaxy Note 8 below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Technical Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8Technical Specifications
Dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
NetworkUpto LTE Cat.16
Display
Galaxy Note8
6.3" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440)
521 ppi
Processor
Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor
OR Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor
Memory
6GB RAM (LPDDR4)
64/128/256GB Storage
OSAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat)
CameraMain System: Telephoto Camera: Resoultion: 12MP AF
Pixel size: 1.0µm
Sensor size: 1/3.6"
Sensor ratio: 4:3
FOV: 45°
F.No (aperture): F2.4
Wide-angle camera
Resolution: Dual pixel 12MP AF
Pixel size: 1.4µm
Sensor size: 1/2.55"
Sensor ratio: 4:3
FOV: 77°
F.No (aperture): F1.7
Front Camera:
8MP AFF1.7 aperturePixel size: 1.22µmSensor size: 1/3.6"Sensor ratio: 4:3FOV: 80°
VideoMPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
AudioMP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+,AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Additional featuresFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Samsung Experience Version 8.1
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery3300mAh

For a complete and detailed look at the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, read our tech specs guide.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Release Date and Availability:

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow (August 24) and units ship from September 15th. These dates would be observed in major regions such as US, Canada, Europe and Main Asia. Other regions would follow soon.

We will be soon providing individual detailed guides for where you can purchase the Galaxy Note 8 and when. Stay tuned for that.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Introduction Video

Here is the official introduction video highlighting some of the key features of the Galaxy Note 8.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Gallery:

You can take a look at the official renders of the Galaxy Note 8 right below in launch colors.

Here was an overview of the Galaxy Note 8, what do you think about it? Let us know in the comments below.