Galaxy Note 8 Hands-On At Samsung Unpacked 2017 In NYC: Premium, Empowered Android
We had the chance to spend some time at Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event in New York City today, where the brand new Galaxy Note 8 was officially unveiled. If you missed our initial coverage of the announcement, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440) and many design cues borrowed from the Galaxy S8. Here’s a quick hands on to give you a closer look at the device and how it handles...
Inside the Note 8 is Qualcomm’s fastest mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 835, which is paired to 6GB of RAM (equaling the RAM included with the OnePlus 5). 64GB of internal storage will be included on the U.S. version of the device, though 128GB and 256GB versions of the Galaxy Note 8 will be made available in other locales as well, including its home market of South Korea. If 64GB isn’t sufficient for your needs, you can always rely on the microSD slot to expand your storage (up to 256GB).
The Galaxy Note 8 features a dual 12MP camera setup on the back, both of which feature optical image stabilization (OIS). One of the cameras has a wide-angle sensor with a f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, while the other features a telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture. If you check out the video above, you'll see that taking photos with the rear cameras captures images from both sensors, which allows for some interesting effects. Selfies come by way of an 8MP front-facing camera, with a f/1.7 aperture.