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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 September 20

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The Galaxy Note 7 was poised to be one of 2016’s best phones, but when a dangerous hardware defect sent some models up in flames, Samsung was quickly forced to pull it from the market. It was eventually revived in the form of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, but limited availability and an aging design kept it from being the resurgence to the Note brand Samsung needed. Enter the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung modernized its latest flagship by bringing over design elements of its hugely popular Galaxy S8 and S8+, creating a new Note that feels fit for 2017. At a starting price of nearly $1000, however, it’s the priciest Note yet, and with so many new competing flagships on the horizon, it’s putting longtime fans and power users in a tough spot.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories September 19

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Active and Note 8: How to disable the Bixby button

Since its launch, users have been asking Samsung for a way to either disable to remap the physical Bixby button. Although the company has gone out of its way to block third-party applications that did remap the button, Samsung did recently push out an update that allows users to disable the physical Bixby button (to an extent)…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories September 18

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You can now sort of disable the annoying Bixby button on your Galaxy S8/Note 8

The Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 are all fantastic pieces of hardware, but just like anything else, they aren’t perfect. One of the biggest complaints in S8 reviews is the presence of the Bixby Button right below the volume rocker, and it seems Samsung has made a small change in response to the feedback.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories September 15

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally available in stores, marking the start of the Note brand’s comeback after last year’s recall disasters. It’s one of the most powerful phones on the market, but it’s also one of the more complicated ones. We compiled a short list of some of the first things you’ll want to do with your Galaxy Note 8 after taking it out of its box.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Stories September 12

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The Galaxy Note 8 is arguably one of the most beautifully designed phones of 2017, but that beauty (along with features like wireless charging) comes at the cost of durability with a glass back. As always, there are hundreds of accessory brands making cases for Samsung’s new flagship, and Tech21 sent us a few to check out.

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Following the controversy surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, it was uncertain to some as to whether or not Samsung would be able to regain people’s trust with the Note 8. According to recently released preorder numbers for the Note 8, the Note 7’s explosive saga had little-to-no impact on this year’s handset.

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