Thursday , March 8 2018

‘Final’ specs leak for the Galaxy Note 8

As the expected launch date of the Galaxy Note 8 quickly approaches we’re running out of thing left to leak for the Note 8. The latest leak is now claiming to have the final specs for Samsung’s incoming stylus including flagship Android phone.

What are the rumoured specs and how do they measure up to the likes of Galaxy S8 Plus and last years Note 7 specs?

 Samsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Release dateAugust 2017April 2017August 2016
Screen size6.3-inch6.2-inch5.7-inch
Screen technologyAMOLEDSAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Resolution2,960 x 1,4402,960 x 1,4402,560 x 1,440
Rear cameraDual 12MP12MP12MP
Rear aperture
  • f/1.7 (wide-angle)
  • f/2.4 (telephoto)
Front camera8MP8MP5MP
Front aperturef1/7f/1.7f/1.7
ChipsetExynos 8895Samsung Exynos 8895 octa-coreExynos 8890
Core config
  • Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad)
  • 64bit
  • 10nm processor
2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad
MicroSDYes, up to 256GBYes, up to 256GBYes, up to 256GB
Battery3,300 mAh3,500 mAh3,500 mAh
Battery removable
Headphone PortYesYesYes
Headphone LocationBottom
Speaker ConfigurationBottom
WIFI standards
  • 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual-Band
  • 1024QAM
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • 1024QAM
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards5.05.0
  • 4.2 LE
  • ANT+
  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • BeiDou
  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • BeiDou
  • GPS
  • Glonass
  • Beidou
Android OSAndroid 7.1.1Android 7.0Android 6.0.1
Vendor skinGrace UXTouchWiz Grace UXSamsung UI
Dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
  • Midnight Black
  • Orchid Grey
  • Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue
  • Midnight Black
  • Orchid Grey
  • Maple Gold
  • Black Onyx
  • Silver Titanium
  • Blue Coral

While there’s nothing terribly surprising in this list, the Note 8 is still stacking up to be an excellent device on paper. With new features such as dual auto focus with OIS rear image sensors as well as a rumoured 3x optical zoom, the Note 8 may shortly be the best Android camera on the market.

Unfortunately, that excellent package is likely to come in at or over the $1499 – $1500 AUD mark which is going to be a bitter pill to swallow. However, for those who want the latest and greatest Samsung has to offer and can find the dosh the Note 8 is shaping up to be on of the most compelling devices of 2017.

Source: Venture Beat.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Ausdroid Reader

Definitely want to upgrade to this but really disliking the tall narrow aspect ratio. Wasn’t the idea that Note users want big phones? And don’t really care about one handed use? I remember my Note 1 was a good 80mm wide. It was a great size for reading & holding. I don’t have big hands but I do prefer a decent big phone. Am I the only one thinking like this?

Ausdroid Reader

amazing that people ripped Lenovo for putting ~3000mAh in the Z2 play with its battery efficient chip and the HUGE new Note has 10% more battery and a power hungry combination of display resolution and 835 chip.
also astounding that the note has *less* battery than the S8+

I was imagining the note would be more like 3800, oh well.

Ausdroid Reader

Totally agree..

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