Samsung Galaxy Note8 launches late September for nearly $900, 6GB RAM, 3300mAh Battery & MORE!

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    Many people thought Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 would be the end of that line, but it’s certainly looking strong for the Note 8 to debut later this year. We don’t know a ton about the upcoming device outside of it likely including an “Infinity Display,” but today we’re learning a few new details.​

    Courtesy of VentureBeat, we have the first specifics regarding pricing and specifications on the company’s upcoming flagship. Evan Blass reports that the Galaxy Note 8 will be priced at €999, the highest price point the company has ever put on one of its smartphones. The phone will apparently make its debut in the second half of September. The Galaxy S8 was priced at €799 which came out to $725. Thus, it’s a fairly safe bet to say the Note 8 will be priced somewhere around $925.

    As expected, the Galaxy Note 8 will apparently ship with a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 “Infinity Display” just like the Galaxy S8 family. Internally the phone will be using mostly the same specifications, so Samsung is certainly going to be relying on the Note 8’s extra features to show why it is worth another $100 over the price of the similarly sized Galaxy S8+.

    Like its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 8 is going to be bringing the S-Pen, but that won’t be its only unique hardware feature. Under the hood, the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 835, but paired with 6GB of RAM. That would make it Samsung’s second device to surpass 4GB and something enthusiasts will certainly appreciate. That extra power should be especially helpful when paired with Samsung’s DeX dock which the Note 8 is expected to work with.

    This report also backs up previous rumors that the Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s first flagship device with a dual-camera system. It’s unclear how the sensors will be used, but it will apparently come with two 12MP cameras stacked horizontally to the left of the heart rate sensor and flash. Annoyingly, the Note 8 will still place the fingerprint sensor in that same row of sensors, this time to the right of the heart rate sensor and flash.

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    so many articles with so much different info, it is really hard to know what to believe. I guess we will really know when we really know.
     
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    If any of this info is true, then I will truly be disappointed with Samsung. I was a Note 7 owner and will gladly pay good money to have that device back in my hands. So far, I will not be spending my hard-earned money for the Note 8.

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    Evan Blass has always been the man when it comes to leaks about phones. So if he says these are the specs then these are the specs. I will probably pass wait on the Note 9. I will make my final decision at the announcement!

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    3300mah battery in phablet? Why is it other manufacturers(Huawei, moto, Asus, xiaomi, Lenovo) can shove a monster battery in and not have any issues yet samsung with all their money and tech is so behind the times?
     
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    What's with the 18:9 displays? Let's give you an unnecessarily large screen, and then make it as useless as possible. Brilliant.
     
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    the real question is why call it 18:9. should it not really be called 2:1 :)
     
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    Had - it's actually 18.5:9.

    But why? That doesn't mesh with the alternative wide screen movie format of 2.35:1. I don't get it - though it was widely considered that 16:9 was for movies, but otherwise something closer to a 4:3 format is better for reading.
     
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    a lawsuit :) just like that 4x4 lawsuit against home depot, its false advertising if it is really 18.5:9 :)

    seriously, was not aware of the rounding - thanks. you are right, it is a strange format. I guess they are just wanting to add more screen without changing the body size that could make it too wide for pockets.
     
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    Well, whomever came up with it first said 18:9 was mainly for some new movie formats in 2:1, but they called it 18:9 so stupid consumers would understand it relative to 16:9.

    Then I'm guessing Sammie went with 18.5:9....because 18.5 is bigger than 18??? Maybe people are keeping phones longer, and the OEM's want people to feel like a new phone is actually something new and different.

    I just don't see 2:1 taking off, since 16:9 is so entrenched in TV's and home theater. And then you occasionally see 2.39:1, which is true cinematic widescreen (and gives you black bars on your 16:9 screen). So I see zero reason for an 18:9 screen
     
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    It could be a psychological thing, 18:9 sounds bigger than 2:1 :)

    Personally I really do not like long phones. not all sites or apps will work in landscape mode so I am stuck with scrolling side to side or try to read smaller text. I wish the new note would make it a bit wider instead of longer because of it.
     
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    Idk if I'll buy solely due to the fingerprint sensor. Of than that it sounds great! Guess I'll wait to find out and maybe hope for a refurbed Note 7.
     
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