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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 What we know so Far

Jan 10th 2017

The previous Galaxy Note 7 was a bit of a disappointment for many people. Customers lost trust and faith with Samsung, so the Note 8 has a lot to do to put things back on track for the Galaxy Note line.

There has been a lot of rumors and speculation surrounding the Note 8, and it does seem that Samsung are determined to make back their lost ground. One of the rumors is that the Note 8 will have a foldable, bendable or bezel less display. Samsung have reportedly filed a patent that would mean that this could be possible.

More recent rumor is that this would be a semi automatic feature, and that folding the device would provide a secondary display.

There are also concerns that the technical aspects might not be up to par. Sources have said the every component has to be in perfect position for everything to be impeccable.

Other sources have speculated that the Note 8 will actually exceed expectations. It could possibly have a much bigger storage, higher megapixel camera, higher resolution, better internal mechanics and an upgraded AI assistant.

SPECS

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9/Cat10 or LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Not Yet Released
BODY Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- Stylus
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2160 x 3840 pixels (~806 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Always-on display
- TouchWiz UI
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.01(Marshmallow)
Chipset
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T880 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash

Dual-rear cameras

Features 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 ┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.,check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging
- Qi wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
MISC Colors Not Yet announced
SAR EU 0.25 W/kg (head) 1.28 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 2676 / Basemark X: 32648
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.247 (sunlight)
Camera Photo/Video
Loudspeaker Voice 69dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 72dB
Audio quality Noise -92.8dB / Crosstalk -92.9dB
Battery life Endurance rating 90h

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