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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Unpacked Event: Everything you need to know

After numerous leaks, the Galaxy Note8 is officially here.

The Galaxy Note8 has a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with same 18.5:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8 and a resolution of 2960×1440 (521ppi). The Note8 looks like a slightly taller version of the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+.

Inside, the Note8 is being powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM. On the back, you’ll find a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor along with a dual-lens setup, both 12-megapixels.

One of the sensor as a wide-angle lens with a f/1.7 aperture and OIS, the other is a telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/2.4, OIS and has 2x optical zoom.

The Note8 also has iris scanners just like on the Galaxy S8 & S8+.

The front facing camera is 8-megapixels. The Note8 also brings a new live focus mode to take advantage of the dual-camera setup so you can take photos with a bokeh effect.

The Note8 is IP68 water and dust resistant, has a 3,300 mAh battery with support for fast wireless charging. The S-Pen has been enhanced and the Note8 has support for Samsung DeX (since the Note8 has a USB Type-C port).

The Note8 is running Android 7.1.1 with Samsung’s skin on top. For storage, it will come with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB with a microSD card slot for support of up to 256GB. Just like the Galaxy S8 & S8+, the Note8 also has a dedicated Bixby button (of which Bixby Voice just recently rolled out to more markets).

The device will be available in four colours, Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold and Deepsea Blue (not all colours will be available in all markets). The Note8 will be available for pre-order starting today from Bell, Eastlink, Freedom Moblie, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron and Samsung Experience Stores. In Canada, the Note8 will only be available in Midnight Black and Deepsea Blue.

The Note 8 will be released on September 15th, but if you pre-order between now and September 14th, you will get a Samsung Wireless Charger and a Samsung 128GB microSD card and cost $1,299 CAD outright.

Source: Samsung

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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