No more leaks, photos, cases, etc. Today, Samsung made their worst kept secret official w/ the Galaxy Note 8. We were in NYC this morning checking out everything about the 8th iteration of the Note series.
Samsung's latest innovations have lead to the Note 8.
It has a 6.3inch Super AMOLED QHD Infinity Display (18:5:9 aspect ratio) w/ a resolution of 2960 x 1440 + 521ppi, powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 835 CPU or Samsung's Exynos CPU (depending on where you are in the world), steeping up to 6GB of RAM while retaining 64GB of storage expandable by the way of microSD card, running Android 7.1.1 w/ an updated Samsung Experience UX, an IP68 dust/water-resistant body, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, faster wireless charging, and a 3300 mAh battery.
On the camera side of things, Samsung doubling their rear shooters. You two 12MP Dual Pixel sensors w/ OIS. One being a f/1.7 lens and the other a f/2.4 lens capable of 2x optical zoom. So now you'll be able to pull off depth of field shots, even better low-light, and Dual Capture mode which uses both cameras at the same time offering a close up & wide-angle shot. The fact that Samsung has OIS on their dual shooters and no one else does, this could be the one to beat. You got a f/1.7 8MP front-facing camera w/ autofocus as well to keep them selfies sharp.
You still have all of the goodness of Iris scanning & fingerprint scanning for security along w/ DeX and Knox support as well. The S Pen offers 4,096 points of pressure and help when translating, coloring, screen off memos (now up to 100 pages), and now Live Messages to add images/drawings to photos for messages.
They didn't forget about you who suffered from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco Note7 owners can get up to $425 off when they trade-in their current phone towards a Note 8. Pre-orders kick off tomorrow (August 24th) and will go on sale on September 15th. Pricing will vary by carrier as it will be around the high $800/low $900 price tag for full retail.
So who's happy with what Samsung unveiled?