Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Overview Updated August 13, 2018

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Full hardware specifications for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, the successor to last year’s recalled Note 7. Following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S8/S8+, the Note 8 features an all-glass backing and a Samsung’s “Infinity Display.” The handset also comes with a slightly smaller 3300mAh battery compared to last year’s model and dual cameras to capture photos with depth and wide-angle effects.

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Note 8 Specification
Android version Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Screen size 6.3-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 2960×1440 pixels
PPI 521 ppi
Primary camera Dual 12 MP w/ OIS, Wide-angle F1.7, Telephoto F2.4, 2X optical zoom & 10X digital zoom
Front camera 8 MP, AF, F1.7
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the US, Exynos 8895 for international
Storage 64GB (U.S.) 128/256GB (international)
Expandable storage up to 256GB
RAM 6GB
Battery 3300mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 195 g
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Other features IP68 water and dust resistant, IRIS scanner, rear-facing fingerprint sensor, Samsung KNOX
Color options Midnight Black, Orchid Grey (U.S.) Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold, Deep Sea Blue (international)
Carrier availability AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon | September 15, 2017
Base price off-contract ~$930
In-box accessories USB-C charging cable, Fast Charging wall adapter, wired AKG headphones

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories August 13

Samsung expects the Galaxy Note 9 to outsell the Note 8 despite low Galaxy S9 sales

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 last week and it brings a whole lot to the table. However, it is still a pretty iterative upgrade to last year’s Note 8 which, in all reality, is still a pretty great buy. Regardless, Samsung expects the Note 9 to outsell its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories July 6

Looking back at Samsung’s return to form with the Note 8 last year, it’s clear that cost was a significant reason it was unable to receive our unhindered recommendation in our initial review.

In this week’s Friday 5, we’re going to take a look at why the Note 8 is now a more compelling option for the budget-conscious tech enthusiast even with the flagship field being a packed one.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories July 2

Samsung brings ‘video lockscreen’ feature to Galaxy Note 8 and S8 from Galaxy S9

Samsung hasn’t made any drastic changes to its hardware or software for the past year or so, but the company has been doing great with bringing new features to older devices. Recently, the company quietly brought its “video lockscreen” from the S9 to last year’s crop of devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories June 26

Samsung adds nearly 30 new clockfaces to ‘Always-On Display’ on S8, S9, Note 8 w/ app

Samsung packs its devices full of features, some useful, some not. One of my personal favorites for the past few years has been the “Always-On Display” which debuted on the Galaxy S7. In recent releases and updates, Samsung has continually improved the feature. Now, Samsung is adding quite a few new customizations.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories May 23

May security patch rolling out now to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 users on T-Mobile, Verizon [Update]

Android’s monthly security updates have done a great job in helping keep devices secure from the plethora of bugs that pop up from time to time. However, some are pretty slow about rolling them out. Today, T-Mobile and Samsung are rolling out May’s security patch to some devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories April 2

How to add an animated GIF to the Galaxy S9, S8, and Note 8’s ‘Always-on Display’

Out of the box, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were able to show an image of the user’s choosing on the Always-on Display. Now, any Samsung phone running Oreo including the S9, S8, and Note 8 can add a GIF to the lockscreen. Here’s how…

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