Galaxy Note 8: bigger and better

It’s finally here folks!

After the explosion (literally) of last year’s Note 7, Samsung’s finally back with the Note 8! Planning to buy yours? We’ve got you covered with this announcement rundown from Unpacked 2017!

What’s awesome on the phone?


The Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger display with 6.3 inches and 2960 x 1440 resolution. It’s got the AMOLED Infinity Display like the Galaxy S8 and a 18.5:9 aspect ratio.


Phone Features/Highlights

App wise there’s App Pair where you can create shortcut and simultaneously launch 2 apps at once in a MultiWindow.

There’s the Screen Off Memo and pin to always on display screen update. Just double tap the note you pinned on the screen with the S Pen and start writing. You can write until 100 pages. Speaking of S Pen, Samsung made it have a finer tip and better pressure sensitivity. You can also translate sentences by hovering over the sentence with the S Pen.

The S Pen can now make messages animated with Live Message. It can be added to photos. It’s in a standard animation format, easy to share with everyone.

Samsung literally doubled the camera power by powering the phone with Wide Lens and Telephoto Lens. They’re proud to say it’s the first smartphone to also have Dual Optical Image Stabilization available for both lenses. They even compared it with the iPhone 7 camera:

And just like the Galaxy S8, Dex, Gear VR and Gear 360 is also for the Note 8. Knox is also placed in the device to secure the phone. And of course Bixby.

Oh, did we mention it’ll also have earphones from AKG.

How about the battery? It’s powered by a smaller 3,300 mAh battery (pretty sure just to be on the safe side).

Under the hood it’ll be powered by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm processor in the US. It’ll have 6GB RAM and choice of 64/128/256 GB storage, expandable up to 256 GB.

When’s it available?


It’ll be out by September 15! Though you can already preorder today and get some awesome perks.

Colors Midnight Black and Orchid Gray will be available in the US. While no announcement made yet where Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue will be.

No official price yet in Samsung’s Page as of this writing. Though several carriers have posted their outright prices:

  • Verizon: $960 off contract for 64GB model
  • AT&T: $950 outright
  • Sprint: $999.99 full retail

ALMOST $1,000?! No kidding…

Unfortunately, we aren’t kidding on the price. With that kind of price, it definitely deserves the best protection. Especially that awesome screen!!! No worries, Tech Armor has just what you’ll need!

We’re also taking preorders for the 3D Curved Ballistic Glass Screen Protector! It’ll be here just in time when you get your Note 8. We’ve got your other accessories covered too to keep your Galaxy Note 8 charged, synced and ready! Need extra USB-Type C Devices? We’ve got lots for you to choose from!

Going on a road trip? Make sure you’ve got a Dual USB Car Charger and a Car Mount!

And if you’re always on the go and 3,300mAh is not enough, keep it charged with our ActivePower Power Bank!


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