Galaxy Note 8 will have 2x optical zoom, OIS, 6GB of RAM


Just a day after we received our first high quality renders of the Galaxy Note 8, the device specifications have surfaced courtesy of Evan Blass and VentureBeat. The specifications have been confirmed by a person who was “briefed on the device’s final configuration”.

The Note 8 will continue the Galaxy trend and come IP68 certified and be slightly larger than the S8+. The device will come with an Infinity Display that spans 6.3 inches and has a resolution of 1440 x 2960. If you’ve noticed from the renders, the Note 8 has much more squared corners as is customary with the Note line. The dimensions of the device come in at 162.5mm x 74.6mm x 8.5mm, compared to 159.5mm x 73.4mm x 8.1mm of the S8+.

Galaxy Note 8 camera

The Galaxy Note 8 will come with a set of 12 megapixel. The main camera will have an f1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus whereas the secondary camera will have a telephoto lens that allows for a 2x optical zoom and an f2.4  aperture. It was previously reported that it would have 3x optical zoom, but that isn’t the case. The good news is both lens will be optically stabilized. As for the front camera, it will have be an 8 megapixel sensor with an f1.7 aperture.

Galaxy Note 8 with S-Pen

Powering the device in the States with be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor backed by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The battery capacity will be 3,300mAh, slightly smaller than the S8+. The device will come in four color variants, Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue.

The Note 8 will be debuted on August 23 and will cost close to $1,000 USD. A release date has not been confirmed.


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