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Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 8

Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 8
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Christian Boas
Samsung has presented the new Phablet Galaxy Note 8 in New York, which has many similarities with the Galaxy S8 Plus introduced in March this year. After the giant problems with the batteries of the note 7, Samsung has presented the successor. The Galaxy Note 8 has been previously tested, according to the manufacturer.

Samsung is using the new Phablet on the now established base of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and enlarged the screen itself compared to the Galaxy S8 Plus by 0.1 inch to now 6.3 inches. The screen in the 18.5: 9 format has a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels, supports HDR and can be operated among other things with the included Stylus S-Pen. The new stylus recognizes 4,096 pressure stages and is only 0.7 millimeters thick at the top.

Inner values
The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the US market. In Germany, the 8 is powered by the Exynos 8895 processor. A GPU core of the type Mali G71 MP20 is responsible for a fast graphics. Compared to the Galaxy S8, the memory has been increased by 50 percent from 4.0 GB to 6.0 GB. For the internal memory Samsung offers here only one version with for 64 GB, which however can be expanded via MicroSD card.

battery pack
The 3.300 mAh battery is in terms of capacity between the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. The Note 8 LTE modem supports very high speeds with 1 Gbit / s at download and 150 Mbps when uploading, which unfortunately are not yet available at all in Germany. Android 7 is used as the operating system.

Camera with image stabilizer
New is the backside dual camera with 2 x 12 megapixel resolution and two matched optical image stabilizers. One of the two cameras has an optical two-axis zoom. In addition, the Note 8 provides a function for recording with both cameras or with depth of field in the background.

The space for the fingerprint sensor on the back lies next to the flash of the camera, which is not necessarily the best place. In the dimensions, the Galaxy Note 8 is 74.8 × 162.5 × 8.60 millimeters tall and weighs 195 grams together with stylus.

Price & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available in the colors black and gold in Germany, for the other colors blue and gray there is no confirmation from the Korean manufacturer. The suggested retail price for the Galaxy Note 8 is 1.000, – Euro. For the same price, there is also a dual SIM version directly at Samsung.

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