Samsung Note 8 Price, Release Date & Spec in Malaysia

The Galaxy Note 8 is here, and Samsung is hopeful that consumers who appreciate the Note’s features and its signature stylus will be willing to give the brand another chance after months of hearing warnings aboard airplanes and other public transit about the dangers and potential for destruction posed by the recalled smartphone. The name hasn’t changed. It is a Galaxy Note through and through, and it’s definitely the nicest one Samsung has ever made. Preorders begin tomorrow on all the major US carriers, and an unlocked model will be available at launch for the first time. The Note 8 will be released in stores on 15th September  2017 including Malaysia.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a Octa-core CPU processor with 6 GB RAM. The device also has 64/128/256 GB internal storage + microSD (up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)) and a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1440 x 2960 pixels, 522 ppi) display. It has a Dual 12MP rear camera and supports Wifi, NFC, GPS, 3G and 4G LTE. It packs in a Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery at 8.5mm device thickness, running on Android 7.1.Samsung  has unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 in a return for the high-end smartphone brand, which was recalled last year in a worldwide debacle that cost billions of dollars.

The new 6.3-inch device has an “infinity display” that wraps around the edges of the phone and Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant, the virtual aide that launched in the UK yesterday. The Note 8 comes with the S-pen stylus, which can be used even when the phone’s screen is off, such as to take notes or make a shopping list.

The Korean electronics giant will be hoping to recover the reputation of the Note model with the release of the Note 8. Samsung was forced to globally recall its Note 7 phone last year after a battery fault led to devices overheating and caused a handful to burst into flames.

The Samsung Note 8 price in Malaysia will be announced RM3999.

Samsung had a rough time last year with the Galaxy Note7. After initiating massive recalls and efforts to inspire customer confidence, the Korean smartphone maker appears to be making a huge comeback with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. It was reported that Samsung had sold 15% more Galaxy S8 units compared to the Galaxy S7.

With a product gap of almost 2 years, Samsung has finally introduced its new Galaxy Note8. To make up for lost time, Samsung is doing more just than rehashing its current flagship with an extra stylus.

In terms of design, the Galaxy Note8 with a 6.3” screen looks like a bigger Galaxy S8+. It’s slightly taller, wider and thicker than its marginally smaller 6.2” Galaxy S8+. In the hand, it feels quite substantial as it tips the scales at 195g.

Just like the Note7, it has less rounded corners which result in a boxier looking appearance compared to the Galaxy S series. Build quality is top notch with the usual mix of metal and glass.

With an 18.5:9 QuadHD+ Infinity Display, Samsung has managed to fit a significantly larger screen than the Note7 (5.7” to 6.3”) while increasing its width by just a millimeter. You can hold it comfortably with a single hand but you would still need 2 hands to use it practically.

The Galaxy Note8 like the Galaxy S8 has one of the best screens on the smartphone right now. The colours are vibrant and it offers great contrast. By default, it still runs on Full HD+ resolution (2220×1080) for optimized power consumption but you can switch it to QuadHD+ (2960×1440) under settings.

The battery on the Galaxy Note8 is smaller at 3,300mAh capacity and it charges via USB Type-C. As a comparison, the former Note7 and the current Galaxy S8+ both come with a larger 3,500mAh battery. To ensure better reliability, Samsung assures that its new batteries have undergone an 8-point battery safety check which they claim to be the most rigorous in the industry.

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