Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launched; Everything You Need To Know

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Of late, Samsung finally enters the competition adopting dual camera modules on the Galaxy Note 8.

This is Samsung's first smartphone to feature dual camera set-up at the rear with portrait mode and dual optical image stabilisation (OIS).

Below are a few more angles of the phone and its stylus, the S-Pen.

The 6.3-inch screen is Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB RAM; in some countries, it will be shipped with Samsung's Exynos chipset. Samsung is also launching a brand new Gear VR headset for the Galaxy Note 8, and although a new Gear VR which comes bundled with the controller was already announced and launched earlier this year alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, this newer headset will be coming to market as the Note 8 won't fit in the one launched earlier this year.

The dual cameras at the back include a 12MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 12MP telephoto lens with aperture of f/2.4. Major highlights of Note 8 are- bigger infinity display, enhanced S-Pen, and dual camera.

IP68 water resistance is another solid feature, and the smartphone also comes with biometric security options like an Iris Scanner, fingerprint scanner and facial recognition.

The handset also houses a microSD card slot for expandable storage. Connectivity options are - Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C, NFC, and Global Positioning System.

Samsung's next big-screened behemoth, the Note 8, was officially unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event in NY on Tuesday, August 22, U.S. time.

Current available colours are Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold.

The fiasco over Samsung's Note 7 caused the firm operating losses of some $5 billion.

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