Do Bigger Things with Samsung Galaxy Note8

Sep 04. 2017

Designed to help you achieve more in work and life with an Infinity Display, enhanced S Pen and Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilisation

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the Galaxy Note8, the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things. With the Galaxy Note8, consumers get a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and the most powerful Samsung smartphone camera1 to capture stunning photos. The Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.

“We appreciate the relentless passion of the Note community. They’ve been a constant inspiration to us and we designed the new Note for them,” said DJ Koh, president of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “From the Infinity Display to the enhanced S Pen and the most powerful Dual Camera, the Galaxy Note8 lets people do things they never thought were possible.”

“New Zealanders tend to be early adopters of technology, which is why the Note category has always been incredibly well received in this country. The Note has always been the phone of choice for power users who want the best camera, best performance and best experience from their smartphone – whether it’s for work or play. It’s an exciting moment for us to be able to deliver the best and most highly anticipated Galaxy Note we’ve ever created to the Kiwis who’ve waited patiently to upgrade,” says Todd Selwyn, Head of Mobile Product for Samsung New Zealand.

Samsung first introduced the Note series in 2011. Since then, a community of enthusiasts emerged through their affinity for the Note’s signature expansive screen and S Pen.

Enjoy and do more on the Infinity Display

The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. The Galaxy Note8 gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone.

Note users have long been able to do more with Multi Window. With the Galaxy Note8, the new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pair of apps on the Edge panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you.2

A new way to communicate with the S Pen

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note’s defining features. With the Galaxy Note8, the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity3, and features that enable users to express themselves in new ways.

When communicating with text just isn’t enough, Live Message allows you to reveal your unique personality and tell expressive stories. With the Galaxy Note8, you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GI4. It’s a whole new way to communicate with the S Pen—adding lively and emotional connections that bring your messages to life.

The Always On Display allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone. And with the Galaxy Note8, it’s even more powerful. Screen off memo allows you to take up to one-hundred pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen, pin notes to the Always On Display and make edits directly from the Always On Display.

For overseas travels or when you come across a website in a foreign language, the improved S Pen Translate feature lets you hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words, but entire sentences in up to 71 languages, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.5

Better pictures with Galaxy Note8’s best-in-class Camera

For most consumers, one of the things they look for when purchasing a new device is the camera. Samsung set the standard for smartphone cameras and with the Galaxy Note8, we’re delivering our most powerful smartphone camera yet.

The Galaxy Note8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens. Whether you’re exploring a new city or running around your backyard, OIS lets you capture sharper images.

For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note8s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo.

In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously and allow you to save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background.

The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus, so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

Galaxy of features

The Galaxy Note8 is built on the Galaxy legacy—a collection of unique features and capabilities that, together, have redefined the mobile experience:

  • Water and Dust Resistance: Four years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with water resistance. And today, you can take your Note almost anywhere you want with water and dust resistance (IP686) on the device and the S Pen. You can write even when the display is wet.
  • Fast Wireless Charging: Two years ago, we introduced the first Galaxy device with wireless charging. The Galaxy Note8 supports the most advanced wireless charging capabilities yet, so you can get a quick, convenient charge without having to mess around with ports or wires.7
  • Security: The Galaxy Note8 offers a choice of biometric authentication options— including iris and fingerprint scanning. Samsung Knox provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate.8
  • Powerful Performance: With 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and expandable memory (up to 256GB), you have the power you need to browse, stream, play games, and multitask. 9
  • Innovative Mobile Experiences: Samsung DeX enables a desktop experience, powered by your phone. You can keep your files on your device, conduct work on the go, and use Samsung DeX when you need an even bigger screen. The Galaxy Note8 includes Bixby10, a smarter way to use your phone; it learns from you, improves over time, and helps you get more done.

Mobile performance, productivity and security for businesses

The Galaxy Note8 takes business innovation to the next level with advanced features that improve performance, productivity and security for a wide range of industries, simplifying how work gets done:

  • Enhanced S Pen for Business: The S Pen lets professionals do what other smartphones can’t, like discreetly taking notes in Screen off memo or quickly annotating documents and photos.
  • Non-Contact Authentication: The Galaxy Note8 offers iris scanning for professionals—for example, professionals in the health care, construction, or public safety sectors who may find themselves in a position where they need to unlock their phones without having to swipe or scan a fingerprint.
  • Enhanced DeX Capabilities: The Galaxy Note8 powers Samsung DeX for those who need to extend their simple mobile experience seamlessly to the desktop —whether they’re in the field, at the office or at home.11

Our continued commitment to safety

Samsung continues to uphold its commitment to lead the industry in battery safety. The Galaxy Note8’s battery has undergone Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check—the most rigorous in the industry.

"We have been closely working with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluation. As a result, the Galaxy Note8 has successfully completed a rigorous series of device and battery safety compatibility test protocols. We look forward to maintaining our strategic relationship with Samsung to help ensure device safety for all consumers,” said Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL International.

The Galaxy Note8 will be available 22nd September 2017 in New Zealand and will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey (Spark exclusive) and Maple Gold.12 Pre-order will be available at RRP $1599 from the 1st of September from Spark, 2 Degrees and Vodafone and online at Samung.com/nz.

For more information about Galaxy Note8 visit
http://www.samsung.com/nz/smartphones/galaxy-note8/



Samsung Galaxy Note8 Product Specification


Galaxy Note8
Network 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2,960 x 1,440 (521 ppi)
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings
Camera Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation)
   - Wide-angle: 12 MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.7, OIS
   - Telephoto: 12 MP AF, F2.4, OIS
   - 2X optical zoom, 10X digital zoom
Front: 8 MP AF, F1.7
Body 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm, 195 g, IP68
(S Pen: 5.8 x 4.2 x 108.3 mm, 2.8 g, IP68)
*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes
AP Octa core (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm processor
*May differ by market and mobile operator
Memory 6 GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64 GB
*May differ by market and mobile operator *User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.
SIM Card Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 256 GB)
*May differ by market and mobile operator
Battery 3,300 mAh
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Fast Charging compatible with QC 2.0
OS Android 7.1.1
Network Supported on Spark, 2 Degrees and Vodafone networks
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM,
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass)
Payment NFC
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
Authentication Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition

1 Compared to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Galaxy Note8 has the forward facing dual camera with the x2 optical zoom and optical image stabilisation.
2 Application must support Multi Window mode
3 Compared to the Galaxy Note5
4 GIFs created may not be supported by some social media and messaging services depending on the size and length of GIFs
5 Disclaimer: Supported languages may vary depending on country or region.
6 IP68 certified water resistance for up to 30 minutes in up to 1.5 m of water. Rinse thoroughly in fresh water after salt or chlorinated water exposure.
7 Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under labouratory conditions. Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns. Fast charger sold separately.
8 Knox is a mark for a Samsung device tested for security and is specifically configured with enterprise use in mind. For information about
Samsung’s Knox device, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/knox.
9 User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
10 Bixby service ability may vary by country. Voice command recognises English (U.S.) and Korean. Not all accents, dialects and expressions recognised. Service ability may vary by country or carrier. Voice command works with a select, growing list of Samsung and third-party apps; see “Apps with Voice” in Bixby for list of compatible apps. Places is powered by Foursquare and image recognition by Pinterest; ability to recognise local places/locations may vary due to this.
11 DeX Station and accessories including monitor, keyboard, mouse, and HDMI cable sold separately.
12 Colour availability varies by region.
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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