One of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017, has made its way to the Nepali market. Finally, after a month of international launch, the Galaxy Note 8 was revealed in an event, today. The launch event of the majestic flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 8 took place at Ishwori Building, Durbarmarg. The company has priced it at Rs. 1,02,990 only and you can pre-order it here.
The Note 8 was already available on the gray market.
Besides, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco made the people a little bit concerned at first, but it seems the phone is fully safe now. Nevertheless, the phone looks stunning at first sight and feels great in hands.
Talking about the phone, it looks like an enlarged version of Galaxy S8 with minor changes and a Stylus S-pen. It has slighter bigger screen size than that of bigger Galaxy S8 Plus with 6.3 inches compared to 6.2 inches. With bigger display Note 8 is less curvy on front and slightly flatter, making bit heavier than S8 Plus. On the specification, it’s got a Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB of storage (with microSD support), and 6GB of RAM. The battery is 3300mAh, talking about the battery the company has followed 8 step safety following last year’s incident.
Following the industry standard, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note 8 with two 12-megapixel cameras. The regular/wide-angle lens has an aperture of f/1.7, and the telephoto lens is f/2.4. But in what Samsung claims to be an industry first, both sensors offer optical image stabilization. That should allow the Note to utilize its telephoto camera more often instead of defaulting to the regular camera in low-light conditions. Unfortunately, the Note 8 retains the same awkward position for the fingerprint scanner as the Galaxy S8.
The Note 8 ships with Android 7.1.1 and the overall software experience is basically identical to what’s on the Galaxy S8. Bixby has a big presence, and yes, there’s still a dedicated physical button for Samsung’s digital assistant. Samsung is also bringing DeX, you can plug it into a monitor for a desktop-like experience with a mouse and keyboard.
There are a few fresh S Pen tricks, though: you can now take up to 100 pages of notes in the Screen Off Memo mode, which activates when you pull out the S Pen with the display turned off. A new Live Messages feature is more or less a ripoff of Digital Touch in iMessage. You can handwrite a message or picture with the S Pen, send it to someone in a message, and it’ll play back animated just as you drew it. Live Messages are saved as GIFs, so they’re a bit easier to share across different apps and social media than Apple’s approach.
- 6.3 inches (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- 1440 x 2960 pixels (~521 ppi pixel density)
- Exynos 8895 Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA
- 6 GB RAM
- 64GB, microSD, up to 256 GB
- Android 7.1.1
- Dual 12 MP, f/1.7 & f/2.4, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 æm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
- Fingerprint (back-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate
- WLAN, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB 3.1, Type – C 1.0
- 3300mAh non-removable, Quick Charge 2.0
- Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red