Remember the Galaxy Note 7? No? I don’t really blame you.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, some Galaxy Note 7s exploded or caught on fire! Samsung tried to control the situation from going out of control. Sadly, they pulled the Note 7 after TWO recalls. It became a PR DISASTER for Samsung and struggled to get back on their feet.
With the Galaxy S8, they showed us that they can still make safe phones. (Alas, it’s at the expense of battery size.) After proving that, Samsung is BACK with another Note phone: the Galaxy Note 8.
If there’s one thing that I adore about the Note 8, it’s the Infinity Display. It has the same 6.3-inch 2960×1440 resolution display with the Galaxy S8+. Despite it feeling like an S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 stands out with its marquee feature: the S Pen.
The S Pen defines the Galaxy Note line. It went against the notion of not having a stylus for the phone. As the Note line progresses, so did the capabilities of the S Pen. (Save for the weird reverse S Pen problem.) With the Note 8, the S Pen gains more capabilities that help you Do Bigger Things!
You can draw emojis, create custom written messages, and make GIFs using the S Pen! You then send it to ANY messaging service you use! This makes the S Pen more appealing than iMessage on iPhones. You can also use the Screen Memo feature where you can write notes with the screen off up to 100 PAGES! (That feature legitimately impressed me.)
Galaxy Note 8 Spec Sheet
Being the flagship of Samsung’s phone lineup, the Galaxy Note 8 contains the usual high-end specs we expect from it. Here are the specs:
- 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED display
- Processor differs by region:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (US)
- Samsung Exynos Octa (model not specified)
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- microSD card slot and nano SIM slot (or dual nano SIM slots)
- Dual 12MP cameras with OIS
- Wide-angle camera has f/1.7 aperture
- Telephoto camera has f/2.4 aperture
- 3300 mAh battery (smaller than Note 7, but you know what happened)
- Comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- IP68 dust and water resistance
- USB type-C port
- 3.5mm headphone jack (YES. This is important now.)
Based on this list, the Note 8 surely fulfills its specs expectations!
Galaxy Note 8 in the Philippines
According to GadgetMatch, they have reason to believe that the Galaxy Note 8 will cost P49,990. It will launch on September 29th. Although this is not confirmed, it is more likely to be true. With Globe and Smart teasing its arrival for their respective postpaid plans, it couldn’t be far off.
Are you EXCITED for the Galaxy Note 8? Are you willing to shell out more of your money for it? Or should you just get the Galaxy S8? Or even wait for the iPhone 8 announcement! Leave your thoughts in the comments below!