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Samsung Note 8: The Latest News

Samsung Note 8: The Latest News

After it’s New York reveal last August, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has driven the smartphone market wild with the new features that it’s rumored to hold. And now, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coming out this month, it’s a good time to take stock of all we know about it.

The phoenix of smartphones?

Coming from the flawed legacy of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the next in line of Samsung smartphones has a lot to live up to. Can it handle the pressure?

From the looks of it, yes. The Galaxy 8 is shipping with what is Samsung’s brightest screen yet, dual cameras and an S Pen with some much-improved usability. While carrying a hefty price tag, it’s not too outrageous for today’s phablet market.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3 inch infinity display screen with a minimum bezel, one of the biggest screen-to-bezel ratios yet. While the resolution is the same as the S8 Duo, the pixels per inch ratio isn’t quite up to the standards of the S8 and S8 Plus.

However, one of the biggest changes for the screen display is that the Galaxy Note 8 is HDR compatible, making it the latest to join the admittedly short list of devices with this feature. This is surely great news for those who use their phone to watch movies or videos with, such as Amazon or Netflix subscribers.

Click, click

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the first phone from Samsung’s smartphone line to feature a dual camera on the back. With an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies, this addition places it firmly on the line with the iPhone 7 Plus and the newest OnePlus phones, showing that Samsung is determined to keep up with it’s peers in the camera market.

I have a pen

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Note without a pen, and the Galaxy Note 8 has made several adjustments from its predecessor. This stylus comes with increased pressure sensitivity as well as a finer tip, giving you a more responsive stylus - perfect for those who use it to take notes or draw with their phones.

The battery

But the biggest question is undoubtedly the Note 8’s battery. With its predecessor having a somewhat explosive personality, Samsung has gone to great lengths to make sure that the Note 8 is a little more stable.

The inclusion of the S Pen means that the 3,300 mAh battery of the Note 8 isn’t quite as large as the capacity of the Note 7 and 8 Plus’s 3,500 mAh, but the added emphasis on safety as well as the larger screen make sure that the battery life lasts just a little over 24 hours.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has the hallmarks of a comeback - with newer functionalities, features, and improvements over the Note 7.

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