The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the most significant big smartphone in the company’s history, is launching in New York today, planning to right the wrongs of last year’s “exploding” Note 7 and tempt people from the rivals once you get your dual-camera system and massive “infinity display”.
The Note 8 looks to rekindle Samsung’s dominance within the so-called “phablet” category, that this company invented with 2011’s original Galaxy Note, featuring a similar winning formula that made its predecessors roaring success before Note 7 debacle: silver screen, big specs, long battery lifespan plus an advanced stylus to “get things done”.
The Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, provides a 6.3in quad HD+ infinity display which has a similar minimal-bezel design to this with the Galaxy S8+, dual 12-megapixel cameras about the back and plenty of biometric security choices to select from, including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition.
DJ Koh, president of Samsung mobile, said: “We comprehend the relentless passion on the Note community. They were a relentless inspiration to all of us and then we designed the new Note to them. Through the Infinity Display on the smarter S Pen additionally, the biggest Dual Camera, the Galaxy Note 8 lets people do things they i never thought were possible.”
But the Note 8’s biggest challenge is to displace the memories within the Note 7 that ended in a wholesale recall, leaving fans disappointed and would-be buyers cautious of a repeat performance.
Ben Wood, head of research at CCS Insight, said: “It’s a testament to Samsung’s stubbornness and determination that your launch with the Note 8 cements its position as the leading Android smartphone maker, drawing an obvious line within the Note 7 problems.”
Samsung stood a similar downside to the well-received Galaxy S8 kind of devices, that have been the initial top-end devices for being launched through the company once the Note 7’s failure. During the time it trumpeted the latest eight-point battery safety check including a recommitment to extensive qc to try and help alleviate buyers’ worries.
With the Note 8, Samsung is pushing independent safety testing firm UL International because its quality assurance step. Sajeev Jesudas, president of UL International, asserted that the Note 8 passed a “rigorous number of unit and battery safety compatibility test protocols”.
The Note 8 carries a display that is definitely 0.1in bigger the already large-screened Galaxy S8+, but additionally contains a slightly less rounded profile, that produces utilizing the stylus easier for the curved edges on the screen. The stylus slots in the bottom it uses very little and features an amount of productivity tools that launch when poured out, from drawing on the screen and instant translation to animated gif and emoji creation.
The Note 8 will also support the business’s DeX accessory that turns the smartphone in a computer with monitor, keyboard and mouse support, and multi-tasking using two apps side-by-side to the smartphone.
Two is superior to one
Arguably a bigger factor for Samsung will be the company’s introduction of their first dual-camera system to the Note 8. Where rivals like LG, Huawei and recently Apple, have equipped various smartphones with two cameras over the back that really work in conjunction to supply better photos, Samsung has stuck to a single camera solution until now.
The Note 8 has two 12-megapixel cameras to the back, one with a telephoto-like two-times zoom as well as other having a more common wide-angle lens. Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus utilizes a similar system, but Samsung’s dual camera strategy is the first person to use optical image stabilisation for cameras to the back, and that is created to remove blur and digicam.
Wood said: “Having image stabilisation for both lenses takes Samsung a step well before Apple, but these days there don’t appear to remain any intends to support augmented reality features