The new 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note8 resembles the S8 Plus phone and the processor and many other specs are the same. Note 8 does contain some new features like the 12 MP dual camera and the more sophisticated pen.
The dual rear cameras contain a wide-angle lens and a tele lens. This combination yields ten times better digital zoom and twice the optical zoom. Both cameras support optical image stabilisation, which results in crisper photos. The performance under low-light conditions is especially noticeable. The dual cameras enable the Live focus feature, whereby it's possible to zoom in on an objected located close while the background remains blurry. This feature makes Note 8's cameras behave like a system digital camera.
One of the main selling points of the phone is its productivity-enhancing capabilities. The pen plays an imperative role and extends the functionality of Note 8 beyond notes taking and drawing. It's possible to take notes in screen-lock mode thanks to the Always on display also found on Galaxy S8. A click on the pin icon positioned in the lower right corner of the screen gives instant access to a maximum of 100 notes. Hence, it's easy to check items on the shopping list while shopping in-store.
The Note 8 phone sports 6 GB of RAM memory, 64 GB of storage and comes with dual sim slots. It's powered by Samsung's own Exynos 8895 processor. The battery has a capacity of 3,300 mAH and the phone is waterproof with an IP68 rating.
A newer model Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was released in May 2018.