Samsung hopes its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone would serve as a huge comeback story after the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 battery failures in 2016. It’s a bit heartbreaking, considering that when the Note 7 wasn’t exploding, it was one of the best smartphones out there.
So how would Samsung go about making up for the Note 7? The bar is pretty low: better specs, and a Galaxy Note 8 that doesn’t explode.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Note 8. Let’s start with the specs (the ones we know, at least):
Galaxy Note 8 Specs
- Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.7 inches (there are rumors of a 6.4-inch screen)
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels (that’s a pixel density of 773)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Operating system: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
- Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model; microSD, up to 256 GB (which uses the SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
- Internal memory: 64 GB/128, 6 GB RAM
- Primary camera: Dual 13 MP, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
- Secondary camera: 8 MP, f/1.6, dual video call, Auto HDR
- Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery (still no details as to how large it’s going to be)
Here’s the best part: we won’t have to wait long to find out more about the device. Samsung will be holding a product launch for the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, and it will likely arrive on store shelves in early September, ahead of the yearly September iPhone announcement.