Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch in September with mouth-watering specs and eye watering price tag
Leaving the Galaxy Note 7 debacle aside, Samsung is all set to launch the upcoming Note device in the second half of September. The Galaxy Note 8 is taking some clues from its S-series brother and at the same time aims to add new functionalities to a Samsung smartphone.
For starters, the Note 8 is keeping the similar edge to edge display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The 6.3-inch device is rocking the Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon CPU found on Galaxy S8 series.
The RAM is upgraded to 6GB, making a 2nd Samsung device after Galaxy C9 Pro. The device will also sport a 12MP dual rear camera setup, aligned horizontally and packing Optical Image Stabilization to each sensor. The battery capacity stands at 3300mAh, once again the Korean giant is playing safe with battery tech after Note 7 fiasco. Unfortunately, it seems Samsung still hasn’t figured out under the screen fingerprint scanner implementation and as a result, the sensor is at the same awkward position as Galaxy S8+.
No Galaxy Note 8 rumor is complete without talking about S-Pen capabilities. The S-Pen is getting better at split screen multitasking, real-time language translator, currency converter and an ability to pin hand written notes on always on display.
The pricing starts at $900, making Note 8 the most expensive Samsung smartphone ever. It will be available in Black, Blue and Gold color options at launch.