Notes to Editor:
According to GfK, Samsung’s market share for smartphones for the first half of the year (Jan – June 2017) in the UAE is 41.57%.

Samsung Launches the Much Anticipated Galaxy Note8 in the UAE


The Galaxy Note8 Turns Thinking into Doing – helping you achieve more in work and life

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – September 11th, 2017 – Samsung Gulf Electronics, yesterday, introduced the much anticipated Galaxy Note8 to the UAE during an event at The Rixos Premium Dubai Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence. The event brought together well known GCC personalities and achievers in a demonstration of how the Galaxy Note8 enables them to do bigger things.

During the event, Samsung Gulf Electronics announced receipt of the Guinness World Record certificate for the World’s Biggest LED Structure** with digital signage engulfing the Burj Park, and bringing the Galaxy Note8 launch to consumers throughout the UAE. 

The next level Galaxy Note8 empowers consumers with a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand, an S Pen to communicate in more personal ways, and Samsung’s best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos. During the launch event, GCC achievers, including celebrity Radio and TV presenter Kris Fade, Creative Director and Entrepreneur, Mimi Le Blanc and Engineer Dina Sharif, demonstrated the ways that the Galaxy Note8 has empowered their leap onto bigger things in their lives by highlighting each of these features and how they add value to their life and experience.

“The Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today. We appreciate the great passion of our Note users. Hence, we came up with an innovation for those doers who want to think big and do big,” said Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “With the latest features including the Infinity Display to the enhanced S Pen and a powerful Dual Camera, the Galaxy Note8 lets people do things that they never thought was possible!”

In addition to its incredible features, the new Galaxy Note8 also enables users through “Samsung Members” – a preloaded app offering experiences linked to Gulf consumers’ passion points, through a new partnership with Marriott International Middle East & Africa and Cleartrip. Consumers who purchase the Galaxy Note8 in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain will enjoy exclusive “Samsung Members” offers from Marriott hotel, restaurants and spas and Cleartrip.

The Notable Features of the Galaxy Note8

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 also gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone and the new App Pair lets you simultaneously launch two apps with ease.

A New Way to Communicate with the S Pen - One of the Note’s defining features the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends on the Galaxy Note8. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has. 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, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.

Better Pictures with Galaxy Note8’s Best-in-Class Camera - The Galaxy Note8 is the first smartphone with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both, the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note8’s 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. 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 industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

A New Way to 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 Bixby, a smarter way to use your phone; it learns from you, improves over time, and helps you get more done.

The Galaxy Note8 will be available across all major retailers in the UAE starting 22nd September 2017 at AED 3399 in three distinct colors; Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold. 

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Product Specification


Galaxy Note8


6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 (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


Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
- Wide-angle: 12 MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.7, OIS
- Telephoto: 12 MP AF, F2.4, OIS
- 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Front: 8 MP AF, F1.7


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


Octa core (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad), 64bit, 10 nm processor
Octa core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad), 64bit, 10 nm processor
*May differ by market and mobile operator


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)
Hybrid: one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one MicroSD slot (up to 256 GB)
*May differ by market and mobile operator


3300 mAh
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Fast Charging compatible with QC 2.0


Android 7.1.1


LTE Cat. 16
*May differ by market and mobile operator


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, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.




Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor


Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
Biometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition





*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.

** Title as verified by Guinness World Records is: “World’s Largest LED Structure”


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