Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone
Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

Video: Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

Video: Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8 smartphone 2022, December
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The Galaxy Note 7 has become one of the biggest and most high-profile failures in consumer electronics in recent years. The near-perfect smartphone, which in 2017 was supposed to be the best that Samsung has ever made, had a critical flaw - it literally caught fire in the hands of buyers. After massive reviews from the sale, the Note 7 eventually disappeared from store shelves for a long time and dealt a terrible blow to the reputation of the Korean company. So scary that there were rumors about the closure of the Note line altogether.

This did not happen - and the Galaxy Note 8 is officially presented. As with last year's model, the new Note inherits design principles from Samsung's main lineup, in this case the flagship S8 Plus. Almost the entire front panel of the smartphone is also occupied by a Super AMOLED display. However, it is slightly larger - 6.3 inches versus 6.2 for the S8 Plus - and not as much curved at the edges, and the body has become less rounded. The signature feature of the line is the digital S Pen, it has not gone anywhere and is practically the same as in last year's model.

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The Note 8 has the same processor as the S8 - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for the US and Chinese markets and Exynos 8895 for the rest of the world, including Russia. There is more RAM - 6 GB versus 4 GB for the S8.

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Photo: samsung.com

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But the main feature of Note 8 (besides the digital pen included) is the dual camera. This is the first Samsung flagship with two cameras, and the whole system is arranged like the iPhone 7 Plus. Two 12-megapixel modules: one regular, with an aperture of f / 1.7, the second - telephoto with f / 2.4. However, according to Samsung, both cameras have optical stabilization - and this is the first smartphone in the world with such technology. This will allow you to shoot with an additional camera with "zoom" even in low light conditions - Note 8 will not switch to the main module and enlarge the image programmatically, as the same iPhone 7 Plus sometimes does.

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Photo: samsung.com

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In-Place and Portrait Mode: The Note 8 lets you manually adjust the amount of background blur behind your subject and add bokeh after the photo has been taken. Debuts in the smartphone and a new mode: "Dual Shot" - Note is able to take a picture on both cameras, and then save them separately from each other.

The novelty runs on Android 7.1.1 and globally its software part should not differ from what we saw in the Galaxy S8. There is also Bixby (a digital assistant, it does not work in Russia yet), as well as a separate button on the case for calling it.

In Russia, a pre-order is already open for a smartphone. Cost - 69,990 rubles. Sales are slated for mid-fall.>

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