Samsung announced Galaxy Note 8: Everything you need to know

Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 was announced today. The Android smartphone has been on the radar for eager users. With the Galaxy Note 7 mess behind them, Samsung took the wraps off its new and well-improved phone.

To start out, the phone sports a built-in S Pen stylus and a dual lens camera design. On top of that, it has the Galaxy S8 design and features that everyone has grown to love. Lets dive in a little deeper into the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 packs quite a punch under the hood. We're looking at the bigger version of the Galaxy S8 with several software extras to give it an edge, as well as a beefed up camera experience.

So far, it seems like Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best handsets released so far this year, and could possibly make a great powerful alternative to the upcoming iPhone 8. Check out the specs:


  • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED


  • US: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • International: Samsung Exynos Octa core


  • 64GB (US) / 128GB / 256GB
  • microSD expansion


  • 6GB


  • Back: Dual 12MP cameras with OIS. Wide-angle f/1.7, telephoto f/2.4
  • Front: 8MP f/1.7


  • 3300mAh

Other specs:

  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • IP68 water and dust resistant
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC and MST for Samsung Pay
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • LTE Cat. 16
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

If you want to preorder the Galaxy Note 8, the preorders start August 24th from several carriers and other retailers. The phone itself will hit stores on September 15th, so later next month.

Hamza Khalid

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