Samsung Galaxy Note8 Hands On and Photo Gallery

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Samsung today launched the flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone in India. We have got out hands on the phone so let’s take a detailed look at the design and specifications of the phone.

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The Galaxy Note8 sports a gorgeous 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960 × 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display with 522ppi, 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor in India. Running Android Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), it comes with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage that is expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD.

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It has an iris scanner, earpiece, 8MP front camera and the usual set of sensors at the front.

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The phone has an end-to-end, bezel-less screen that extends to the phone’s sides, similar to the S8 series. There are three on-screen touch buttons.

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The power button is situated on the right side.

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Left side houses volume rockers and Bixby voice assistant button. The phone measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and weighs 195g.

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On top you have the hybrid SIM/microSD card slot, microphone and antenna band cutouts.

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There is a 3.5mm audio headphone jack, USB Type C, microphone, loudspeaker grills and S-Pen slot. The improved S Pen stylus now has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity and also now lets you share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs.

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Note8 is the first flagship from Samsung that sports dual rear cameras There is a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens, OIS, secondary 12MP camera with telephoto lens, f2.4 aperture, OIS, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom.

A fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor is also present at next to the LED flash.

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The back is a fingerprint magnet and is prone to smudges. Similar to the predecessor, the Note8 is also water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes with IP68 ratings.

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Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1, NFC and MST. It has support for Samsung Pay. It packs a 3300mAh battery and supports fast charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA).

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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colors in India, is priced at Rs. 67,900 and is available for pre-order from Amazon.inSamsung Shop online as well as select stores offline starting today and goes on sale from September 21st.

Images by Siraj

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+