Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

NEW YORK: Samsung has unveiled the much-awaited Galaxy Note 8, which features the largest screen in the Note series at the Park Avenue Armory.

The 6.3-inch Infinity Display gives users more room to watch, read and draw, making it perfect for people who love to multi-task.

“We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community. They have been a constant inspiration to us and we designed the new Note for them,” said Samsung Electronics mobile communications business president D.J. Koh.

STRICTLY UNDER EMBARGO until AUG 23, 11pm. DONT share on social media or online. The the Galaxy Note 8 has a big 6.3in screen but still fits comfortably in one hand. — Samsung
The Galaxy Note 8 has a large 6.3 inch screen but still fits comfortably in one hand.   

The Note’s signature feature, the S Pen stylus, now allows users to interact with others via Live Message by sharing animated texts and drawings.

Its improved Translate function allows users to use the S Pen to translate text quickly – not just individual words, but entire sentences – in up to 71 languages and also convert foreign currencies.

The Note 8 will be the first Samsung smartphone to feature twin cameras. Both the 12-megapixel cameras – one with wide-angle lens and another with telephoto lens – feature Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).

The Dual Capture mode allows users to take two photos simultaneously – one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows more of the background.

The company said the smartphone battery has undergone an 8-Point Battery Safety Check, which it claims is the most rigorous in the industry.

The Note 8 will be available starting mid-September in four colours – Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue.


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