As expected, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note8 at a mega event in New York. It’s evident Samsung has played it safe this time after last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle and looks strikingly similar to the new Galaxy S8 family but comes with a dual camera setup. The cameras at the back sport two OIS-enabled 12 megapixel cameras with a wide-angle and a telephoto lens that allows to take shots with bokeh effect. The dual camera mode takes two pictures simultaneously – one wide-angle and another telephoto and allows to edit the background blur during or after you’ve clicked a picture. The selfies are taken care by an 8 megapixel sensor.
The Galaxy Note8 is also water and dust resistant with IP68 certification, has an improved S Pen support, fast wireless charging, iris and fingerprint scanning, Bixby and DeX support.
In terms of rest of the hardware, the Android Nougat running phone features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) display, quad-core 10nm Exynos or Snapdragon processor, 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64/128/256GB internal storage, 3300mAh battery, NFC, MST, microSD card slot. Samsung will also sell the Galaxy Note8 in dual-SIM variant with a hybrid SIM slot.
The phone will go on sale on September 15 and as a goodwill gesture, Samsung will also give previous Galaxy Note 7 users a discount.