Samsung recently unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the mighty phone has finally given the Galaxy Note series attention following the misfortune of the Galaxy Note 7. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of Samsung flagships for this year, so we should expect a lot of flagship specs in it. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in Nigeria, specs and features are in this post.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Key Specs and Features
• 6.3 inches QHD Super AMOLED display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset OR Exynos 8895 chipset
• 6GB of RAM
• 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage
• Dual 12MP rear camera
• 8MP selfie camera
• 3300 mAh battery
• 15W fast charge technology and Wireless charging
• Rear mounted fingerprint sensor and Iris scanner
Display and Body
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display is very great as it has always been and is now better. The Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.3 inches QHD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors, 1440×2960 pixels resolution, 18·5:9 aspect ratio, 521 ppi density and 83.2% screen to body ratio. The display supports HDR10, 3D touch(which is only available on the home button) and always on display which displays important things like date, time and notifications.
The Galaxy Note 8 has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the screen and the back from scratches and easy damage, it also has an aluminum frame also. The glass on the front and back are both curved.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measures a body dimension of 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs 195 g.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is IP68 water and dust resistant and can stay in 1.5m deep water for 30 minutes. It has support for S Pen which is used for translating and writing notes.
Processor and Memory
Like Samsung has always done, the Galaxy Note 8 has two different processor depending on your region. If you’re in US or China you get an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 10nm chipset which clocks at 2.35 GHz and if you’re in Europe, Middle East and Africa, you get an octa-core Exynos 8895 10nm chipset which clocks at 2.3 GHz. Also the US/China model comes with Adreno 540 GPU while the EMEA model comes with Mali G71 MP20 GPU.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. It has shared micro SD card slot which is only available in dual SIM model for expanding the storage.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a very good camera which I’m sure will be among the best camera on a phone for this year. The Galaxy Note 8 has a dual rear camera, the first camera is a 12MP wide sensor and the second is a 12MP telephoto sensor. This completes with dual LED, dual tone flash, phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilisation (OIS), and 2X optical zoom. It shoots high quality 4K videos.
You also get an equally robust 8MP front facing shooter with f/1.7 aperture, Auto HDR and autofocus for selfies. This shoots 2K videos at 30 fps. There is also a 2MP dedicated iris scanner camera at the front.
Network and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has 4G/3G/2G network in it for downloading, surfing the web, texting and calling. It supports the following LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66. It has a Gigabit LTE class with downloads reaching up to 1024Mbps speed and 150Mbps upload. It comes with Bluetooth v5, GPS, NFC, dual band WiFi, WiFi Direct and WiFi hotspot. It has a reversible USB type C port which supports OTG and reverse charging.
Battery and Charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a non removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, with the 10nm processor I guess the battery will be used efficiently. It has a 15W fast charge technology, Quick Charge 2.0. It also supports Qi/PMA wireless charging. The phone boasts of 22 h talk time and 74 h music play time.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It has update to One UI based on Android 9 Pie.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price in Nigeria starts at N129,999 depending on the storage model you decide to go for. The price has dropped greatly after the release of Note 9 and Note 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still has the 3.5 mm headphone jack which most flagships tend to leave out. It also has the fingerprint scanner which is positioned at the back besides the camera. It also has a iris scanner for more security.