The Samsung Galaxy Note8 looks explosive in all the right ways


Like its fellow Big Four carriers, Sprint will take preorders of the Note 8 on August 24. No official word is so far available on the price tag of the Galaxy Note8.

Samsung has created some software features to take advantage of the Note 8's dual rear cameras. The wide-angle lens comes an f/1.7 aperture while the other has a f/2.4 aperture. The device's launch is especially important for Samsung because the firm hopes to revive its lost glory ( a reference to Galaxy #note 7) through this successor.

The highlights of the Galaxy Note8 include a 6.3-inch Quad-HD+ bezel-less "Infinity Display" similar to the one featured in the Galaxy S8, 6GB of RAM and a 12MP dual-camera setup in the rear. Well, it's not technically optical zoom, but you get a closer look at your subject without losing resolution. Also present are two of the most powerful processors on the market for mobile devices, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor for the US model of the device and Samsung's own Exynos 8895 processor for worldwide devices. This time, both the device and the S Pen get IP68 certification, which makes them both water resistant and dust proof. Furthermore, the S-Pen has a finer tip and improved pressure reception. Samsung says it has a revamped battery testing process in place to make certain of that. Bixby is activated via voice input.

The new Live Focus feature allows users to adjust the blur and focus of the background of a picture, before the picture is clicked. There is Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi support, MST, NFC, and 4G with VoLTE.

The Note8 has a big job to do, given that its predecessor, the Note 7, was recalled after some of the devices exploded. Coming to the selfie experience, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with the same 8MP sensor with the f/1.7 aperture as seen on the Galaxy S8 Plus. Now considering the hardware and screen size, it sounds small.

Battery: The Note 8 is backed by a 3300mAh battery unit which can be charged either via the USB Type-C port or wirelessly.

If you think the above features can be found on practically most flagships, this is where things change. Will it hold up?

Samsung has unveiled the flagship of the Note lineup, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, in their Unpacked event in NY.