Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release Date, Price and Data Sheet

Galaxy Note 8 stylus


Maj. November 12, 2018 at 12 h 57 min.

The Galaxy Note 8 is now available! We know its Release Date price and data sheet. But what is the latest device from Korean manufacturer Samsung, and is it for you? Our file summarizes all the important information for you to make your choice.

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Last year, the Galaxy Note 7 finally took over from Note 4 in Europe, as the fifth aircraft did not have the honours of a European release. But the unfortunate fate of his latest smartphone will have overshadowed these ambitions. Indeed, we all know the scandal of the repeated explosions that destroyed the reputation of the phablette.

While the Galaxy Note 8 has been officially introduced, and is now available, it is now up to the Galaxy Note 8 to bring the Note range back to life in Europe. In doing so, Samsung has still relied heavily on the strengths of its top-of-the-line models from the beginning of the year, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. To find out everything about the phablette, here is our summary file.

Galaxy Note 8: data sheet

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Designation

Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 8

Screen

2.5D Super AMOLED 5.7-inch, QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, resolution of (515 dpi). Playback of HDR videos.

6.3 inch Super AMOLED WQHD+ Infinity Display. HDR video playback

Processor

Octa-core Exynos 8890 clocked at 2.6 Ghz

Exynos 8895 8 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz

Graphics chip (GPU)

Mali-T880MP12

Mali-G71

Random Access Memory

4 GB RAM LPDDR4

6 GB RAM LPDDR4

Storage

64 GB / 128 GB /256 GB

64 GB /128 GB / 256 GB + micro SD

MicroSD

Card support up to 256GB

Card support up to 256GB

Rear view camera

12 megapixels with 3-axis optical stabilizer and double LED flash / 4K video

12 megapixels Dual Pixel f/1.7 + 12 megapixels Dual Pixel telephoto f/2.4

Front camera

5 Megapixels

 8 megapixels f/1.7

Network

4G LTE (Cat. 9), 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) : 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 2.5G (GSM / GPRS / EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

 4G LTE Cat. 16

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n/ac dual-band and Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP + LE, NFC, no IR

 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0

Connectics

MicroSIM, USB Type C 3.1, 3.5 mm headphone jack, no radio, not MHL compatible

USB Type C standard USB 3.0 compatible DisplayPort

NFC, audio jack

Sensors

Motion, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, Proximity, Temperature and Humidity Sensor, Barometer

Motion, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope, Proximity, Temperature and Humidity Sensor, Barometer

Autonomy

3500 mAh battery(non-removable) / Fast charge / Induction charge

 3300 mAh / fast load / inductive load

S-Pen

Pointing 0.7 mm, Pressure level 4096. IP 68 (water and sand resistant)

Pointing 0.7 mm, Pressure level 4096. IP 68 (water and sand resistant)

Water resistance

Yes (immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1m50)

Yes IP68

Colours

Black, Blue, Silver

Black, Gold, Silver, Royal Blue

Dimensions

153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm mm

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

168 grams

 195 grams

OS

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow+ TouchWiz

Android 7.1.1 Nougat + overlayer Samsung Experience

DAS

SAR for the head: 0.249 W/kg / SAR for the body = 1.280 W/kg

0.173 W/kg (head)

There aren’t really any major changes to the phone’s specs compared to the S8s this year. We are entitled to an Exynos 8895 processor, which this time is coupled with 6 GB of RAM.

This is the biggest change given to this Galaxy Note 8, which otherwise remains almost exactly the same as the current generation. Compared to Note 7, which few French people have ever tasted, we now switch to the new Exynos generation engraved in 10nm FinFET, guaranteeing better consumption and better performance.

One of the most disappointing points of this Note 8 is none other than its battery, which has increased to 3300 mAh. That’s 200 mAh less than Note 7, but also compared to the S8+. Samsung admitted that the spectre of spontaneous combustion still lurks above the range, and he wanted to take no chances. In order to guarantee the safety of its batteries, the Korean firm claimed to carry out numerous tests in order to avoid reliving the Note 7 scandal.

Size and display: Galaxy Note 8 switches to Infinity Display

Galaxy Note 8

Naturally, the Galaxy Note 8 also switches to the Infinity Display. As the Note range was the first to take advantage of Samsung’s curved screens, what could be more natural than to give it a taste of the fusion between Edge and borderless?

Its size remains very contained, with the screen taking up most of the front of the phone. Unlike the Galaxy S8, Note 8 has much sharper angles that give it a more rectangular look than its early brothers. Compared to last year, there is no photo: the change is marked. To fit Apple’s iPhone X, a fully borderless premium smartphone, this screen format won’t be a luxury.

The Galaxy S8 slab was voted the best display available on a smartphone, but the Note 8 stole its place at 6.3 inches (0.1 inch more than the S8+) supporting WQHD+ (Quad HD at 18:9 ratio) definition. No 4K, but still support for the HDR10. However, thanks to the Zero Camera mod, it is now possible to shoot in 4K HDR and 2K 60 FPS. This mod truly reveals all the power of the phablette’s dual photo sensor

Samsung’s first dual photo sensor

galaxy note 8 dual photo sensor

The Galaxy Note 8 has a great feature: it is the first Samsung device to feature a full-fledged dual photo sensor. For the latter, the Korean manufacturer did not reinvent the wheel and simply took over the formula of its rival Huawei and its rival Apple. With Note 8, Samsung is catching up with its competitors. Today’s smartphone market is saturated with devices equipped with a dual photo sensor, with a main sensor of 12 megapixels equivalent to those of the S8, i.e. a pixel size of 1.22µm and an aperture of f/1.7. To this is coupled a second 12 Megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture, which has the particularity of being in telephoto.

You’ve probably been expecting this, and you’re not wrong: thanks to this, you now have access to a lossless x2 zoom, as well as a bokeh mode for creating portraits with pronounced background blur. These features are linked to the “Live Focus” mode, which allows you to retouch your blurred effect after capture. This kind of capture also allows you to retrieve the two photos at your leisure: the one taken with the main sensor, and the one taken with the secondary sensor, allowing you to retrieve exactly the photo you want.

Thanks to its dual photo sensor, the Galaxy Note 8 has found itself at the top of the DxoMark rankings, neck and neck with its direct competitor, the iPhone 8 Plus. From a photographic point of view the two terminals are therefore well matched.

Little change for the S Pen and Samsung Experience

Galaxy Note 8 stylus

Note range obliges, the telephone is obviously equipped with its lifelong companion: the S Pen. With an ever finer point, it has a surgical precision that will appeal to budding draftsmen and calligraphers.

However, it is no more innovative than last year’s Note 7, and has no new features that would make it more attractive than it already was. Samsung Experience, the overlay from the Korean manufacturer, hasn’t changed much in this respect either: hardly any of the shortcuts on the S Pen are more easily customisable now.

At the overall phone experience level, you can now create application pairs that will launch directly in multitasking mode. Think of Maps coupled with Spotify, for example, to start your journey directly with your essential apps.

This is the great novelty of this overlay, otherwise similar in every way to those of the Galaxy S8. Ironically, they should receive these features as well.

Galaxy Note 8: release date and price

Galaxy Note 8 has been officially available in France since September 15. For any pre-order, a Samsung DeX station is offered to you to transform your smartphone into a desktop computer. If you’re interested in the smartphone, feel free to take a look at our complete Galaxy Note 8 test before making your final decision. As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 8 in 64 GB version, is the only version available in France and is sold 1009€. The box also contains complimentary AKG headphones.

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