Samsung hosted its Unpack event on August 23, in New York, where it unveiled its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 8. After months of speculations and rumors, fans were finally able to get a glimpse of what the design and specs of the impending device will be. As was expected, Samsung did not disappoint in this regard, as the Galaxy Note 8 will be the most feature heavy handset from the company till date.

Official specs of the Galaxy Note 8

Most of the rumored features turned out to be true, as the upcoming Phablet will indeed sport a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2,960 x 1,440 pixels) Infinity display. This results in a pixel density of 521ppi, making Note 8 the biggest and highest resolution handset that the South Korean company has launched in its history.

The device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC regarding the US version, while it will boast an Exynos 8895 chipset in the global variant. Both of these chipsets make use of the latest 10nm architecture and are known to be super-efficient.

Samsung has also decided to bump up the memory with the Galaxy Note 8 sporting a hefty 6 GB of RAM, instead of just 4 GB like in the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 7. This increase in the memory would allow for some level of multitasking, which was not possible in the earlier generation devices. The company also elaborated on the functionality of the S Pen, which has been improved and enhanced for the latest device. With the stylus, users can now take notes, convert currencies, and even translate a certain text using the Bixby Assistant.

The Galaxy Note 8 will also be the first Samsung handset to sport dual rear camera module. These cameras will be able to take snaps simultaneously so that users can later compare both the shots and decide which one is better. Apart from this, there is a bokeh feature as well, through which users will be able to focus on one particular spot of the picture while blurring out the rest. This can be engaged both before taking the snap and after as well. Both rear sensors will sport 12-megapixel lenses, but with different apertures.

Availability and price

Preorders for the phablet will go live on August 24, while the device itself will make its way into stores on September 15. The unlocked variant of the device is up for pre-order on Best Buy's site for $929.99. However, Best Buy is also offering freebies worth $230 apart from an additional discount of $150 for all those who preorder.