Enjoy And Do More: Samsung Steps Things Up With Galaxy Note8 Debut

Samsung Mobile's newest device is loaded with intuitive features for better productivity.

Samsung is not letting the past define its future. Six years after the release of its first model and one year after the unfortunate recall of its previous model, Samsung Mobile is back with the Galaxy Note8.

Standing tall at 6.3 inches of Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, the sleek device is said to nestle comfortably in any busy hand looking to multitask without having to scroll endlessly. With its new App Pair feature, users will be able to link two of their most-used apps, select them from the curved Edge panel and open them simultaneously in the multi-window mode.

With one 8-megapixel Smart AutoFocus front-facing camera and two 12-megapixel cameras in the rear, Samsung's often-favored device for mobile photography steps it up a notch by including one wide-angle lens—which has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid autofocus—and one telephoto lens with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

To take better advantage of the paired-camera aspect, its Dual Capture mode will allow users to take one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background, giving visually creative users more options when attempting to capture the perfect shot despite environmental lighting. Its Live Focus feature reportedly lets users take their photography another step forward and control the depth of field for the background image.

“From the Infinity Display to the new and improved S Pen, to the powerful dual camera, Note8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.” —DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics

Known for its functional stylus known as the S Pen, the Note's newly upgraded tool also returns with a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity, allowing users to send animated, fun, handwritten Live Messages, jot down personal notes to self, translate words and sentences into one of 71 languages and more.

Like the Samsung Galaxy 7, water- and dust-resistance are added for those less-than-clean-or-dry situations. The Note8's Fast Wireless Charging feature is improved with the advanced wireless charge5 capability for quick, convenient charges sans ports or wires. Speaking of ports, the headphone jack is alive and well and will allow music lovers to traditionally plug into their device when listening to a playlist.

For those wary of the device's 3,300 mAh battery, each Note8's power source undergoes Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check process and gets re-tested from third-party expert Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

With midnight black and orchid gray as the two offered colorways, the Galaxy Note8 will be available for preorder at midnight on Thursday, Aug. 24, in the United States at

Mobile carriers like AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will begin carrying the Galaxy Note8 in stores on Friday, Sept. 15. Best Buy, Target and Walmart are among the retailers selling the new device.

Those who purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note8 between Aug. 24 and Sept. 24 will get their choice of a free Samsung Gear 360 camera (valued at $229.99) or a free Galaxy Foundation kit with Samsung 128GB EVO+ memory card and Fast Wireless Charging Convertible (retailed at $189.98).

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