Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Note 8, the new flagship smartphone for the company.

The new 6.3-inch device has an ‘infinity display’ that wraps around the edges of the phone.

The Note 8 comes with the S-pen stylus, which can be used even when the phone’s screen is off, such as to take notes or make a shopping list.

The Korean electronics giant will be hoping to recover the reputation of the Note model with the release of the Note 8. Samsung was forced to globally recall its Note 7 phone last year after a battery fault led to devices overheating and caused a handful to burst into flames.

The Note 8 is Samsung’s first smartphone to come with a dual camera lens, technology employed in the iPhone 7 Plus and Android challengers such as the Nokia 8 and OnePlus 5.

The highlight of the phone is the primary dual 12-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.7 & f/2.4. The primary camera will feature a 2x optical zoom and has dual LED flash.

The camera duo are capable of recording 2160 pixel video at 30fps, 1080 pixel video at 60fps, 720 pixel video at 240fps videos.

For the selfie buffs the phone will sport an 8 megapixel snapper at the front which is capable of recording 1440 pixel videos at 30fps along with autofocus.

The device will feature security measures such as an Iris scanner and a back-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The phone has 6 GB RAM and has an internal storage capacity of 64GB. TIt supports expandable memory and can be expanded up to 256 GB with a dedicated microSD card slot.

(Agencies)