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Galaxy Note 8 News: Samsung’s Most Expensive Phone To Launch In September

By Angelie Jill , Jun 24, 2017 08:13 AM EDT
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Samsung is gearing out to launch its most expensive smartphone yet. In a recent news, the Galaxy Note 8 will retail for $900. The device is said to feature a 6.3-inch screen with 18.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED edge-to-edge display and will be unveiled in the second half of September.

At nearly the same size as the 6.2-inch of Samsung's powerhouse Galaxy S8 Plus, for the first time in its seven-year history, Samsung is counting on more than an expansive screen to differentiate the Note line from the S-series. As far as the specs go, while the Galaxy Note 8 will use the same top-of-the-line Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, it will be backed up with a massive of 6GB of RAM making it only Samsung's second handset, after the Galaxy C9 Pro, to exceed the 4GB RAM threshold.

Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to be Samsung's first smartphone with dual cameras on the back, each of which will feature a 12-megapixel sensor and independent optical image stabilization for the lens. The lenses are reported to be configured horizontally, placed to the left of the flash and heart rate sensor.

As far as Touchwiz, Evan Blass said, "On the software side of things, Samsung has apparently improved the ease-of-use of split-screen multitasking, endowed the S Pen with more capabilities (such as full-sentence language translation and currency conversion), and added the ability to pin handwritten notes to the always-on display." More so, the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will also have the same DeX capability as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by a decent 3300mAh battery, a sign that Samsung is reluctant to repeat the debacle of last year's Galaxy Note 7 recall and eventual cancellation. Reports claimed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available at launch in three different shades; black, blue, and gold.

                      

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