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Samsung introduces Galaxy Note8

Posted on 24-Aug-2017 08:50 | Filed under: News


Samsung introduces Galaxy Note8

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has announced the Galaxy Note8, bringing a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and a powerful Samsung smartphone camera.

 

“We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community. They’ve been a constant inspiration to us and we designed the new Note for them,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “From the Infinity Display to the enhanced S Pen and the most powerful Dual Camera, the Galaxy Note8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.” 

 

“New Zealanders tend to be early adopters of technology, which is why the Note category has always been incredibly well received in this country. The Note has always been the phone of choice for power users who want the best camera, best performance and best experience from their smartphone – whether it’s for work or play. It’s an exciting moment for us to be able to deliver the best and most highly anticipated Galaxy Note we’ve ever created to the Kiwis who’ve waited patiently to upgrade,” says Todd Selwyn, Head of Mobile Product for Samsung New Zealand.

 

The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. The Galaxy Note8 gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone. 

 

With the Galaxy Note8, the new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pair of apps on the Edge panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you.

 

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note’s defining features. With the Galaxy Note8, the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable users to express themselves in new ways.

 

The Always On Display allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone. And with the Galaxy Note8, it’s even more powerful. Screen off memo allows you to take up to one-hundred pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen, pin notes to the Always On Display and make edits directly from the Always On Display.

 

The improved S Pen Translate feature lets you hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words, but entire sentences in up to 71 languages, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies. 

 

The Galaxy Note8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens. For more advanced photo-taking, the Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo.

 

In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously and allow you to save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background.

 

The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus, so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats. 

 

The Galaxy Note8 is water and dust resistant (IP68) on the device and the S Pen - you can write even when the display is wet.

 

The smartphone also offers a choice of biometric authentication options — including iris and fingerprint scanning. Samsung Knox provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate.

 

Samsung says the Galaxy Note8’s battery has undergone Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check. "We have been closely working with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluation. As a result, the Galaxy Note8 has successfully completed a rigorous series of device and battery safety compatibility test protocols. We look forward to maintaining our strategic relationship with Samsung to help ensure device safety for all consumers,” said Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL International.

 

The Galaxy Note8 will be available 22nd September 2017 in New Zealand and will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey (Spark exclusive) and Maple Gold. Pre-order will be available from the 8th of September from Spark, 2 Degrees and Vodafone and online.

 



More information: http://www.samsung.com/nz/smartphones/galaxy-...