Samsung has just announced the latest iteration of its phablet line, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Featuring a more intelligent stylus, improved apps and enhanced cameras, the Galaxy Note 8 presents itself as a device for smartphone users who want to do bigger things. Below, we’ve listed down five things you need to know about our favorite Samsung smartphone.
1) Enhanced S-Pen
First off is Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Intelligent S-Pen. With a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity, the enhanced S-Pen provides a better writing experience and a smarter way of doing things. Using the Note 8’s S-Pen, users can now translate an entire sentence in up to 71 languages and moreover, convert units and foreign currencies by simply hovering the stylus over the text.
Aside from being able to jot down notes of up to 100 pages on the Always-On Display, users can also now write, and even share animated texts and GIFs real-time using the Galaxy Note 8’s Live Message feature.
2) Infinity Display
While the Galaxy Note 8 has a virtually identical screen as the S8 Plus with its 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, the new App Pair feature now allow users to launch two apps at the same time. Now you can watch videos while sending messages comfortably with the Note 8’s display.
3) Enhanced Bixby
First seen on the Galaxy S8, Bixby serves as Samsung’s personal assistant. Now available in more than 200 markets around the world, Bixby Voice has matured and is continuously improving. Using Bixby Voice, users can issue quick commands such as for taking photos and even personalize shooting modes. Samsung also announced that Bixby Voice will be incorporated with Spotify later this year.
4) Samsung’s First Ever Dual Camera
The Galaxy Note 8 features Samsung’s most powerful camera to date. Riding on the dual-camera hype train, the Note 8 boasts of the World’s first dual OIS technology with its 12MP rear cameras with OIS – a main f/1.7, wide-angle dual pixel camera for faster auto-focus, coupled with an f/2.4 telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. For selfies and video chats, the Samsung phablet has an 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera.
Complementing these amazing shooters are two new camera features. With the Live Focus, users can now control the depth of field by having an option to blur the background and additionally adjust the bokeh after taking the shot. Furthermore, the Dual Capture mode allows users to take two photos – one wide-angle and one close-up shot, using both the rear cameras simultaneously.
5) A more powerful Note
With the same 64-bit, 10nm processor as the Galaxy S8 Plus, there’s not much improvement in terms of performance on the Note 8 right? Not quite, since the Galaxy Note 8 packs 6GB of RAM, providing an additional 2GB of memory, translating to more processing power for gaming, streaming videos and multitasking. Moreover, the Note 8 carries the same Samsung Galaxy smartphone distinction and features, including IP68 protection, fast wireless charging capability, iris and fingerprint scanners, Samsung Knox and Samsung DeX.
For more on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, visit www.samsung.com/ph/.