Specifications

Design

Type

Unlocked, Locked

Colors

S Pen leaning against Galaxy Note8
Midnight Black
S Pen leaning against Galaxy Note8
Orchid Gray

Product Dimensions (inches)

Illustrated image of Galaxy Note8
2.94" 0.34" 6.40" 6.40" x 2.94" x 0.34"

Weight

6.88 oz

Display

Galaxy Note8 6.3" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
(2960 x 1440)
521 ppi
  • *Infinity Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen.
  • *Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.
  • *Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.

S Pen

S Pen

  • Pressure levels: 4096
  • Pen Tip diameter: 0.7 mm
  • IP68
  • Live message
  • Samsung Notes
  • Screen off memo
  • Smart select
  • Screen write
  • Translate
  • Bixby Vision
  • Glance
  • Magnify

Camera

Camera

Front
  • 8MP AF
  • f/2.4 aperture
  • Pixel size: 1.22µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6"
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 80°
  • Selective Focus
  • Wide selfie
Rear
  • Dual camera
  • Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Optical zoom at 2X
  • Digital zoom up to 10X
  • Live focus
  • Dual Capture
Front/Rear
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Virtual shot
  • Motion photo
  • Filters
  • Live stickers
  • Stamps
  • Grid line
  • Location tags
  • Timer
  • Quick launch
  • Voice control

*Voice control is available for some languages.

Illustrated image rear view of Galaxy Note8
Telephoto camera
  • Resolution: 12MP AF
  • Pixel size: 1.0µm
  • Sensor size: 1/3.6"
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 45°
  • f/2.4 aperture
Wide-angle camera
  • Resolution: Dual pixel 12MP AF
  • Pixel size: 1.4µm
  • Sensor size: 1/2.55"
  • Sensor ratio: 4:3
  • FOV: 77°
  • f/1.7 aperture
  • Pro mode
  • Panorama
  • Slow motion
  • Hyperlapse
  • Food mode
  • Save as RAW file

Video
Recording

  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Optical zoom at 2X
  • Digital zoom up to 10X
  • High CRI LED flash
  • Slow motion video support for 720p at 240 fps
  • Hyperlapse video with stabilization
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Face detection
  • Tracking AF
  • Take 9-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video location tags

Performance

AP

  • Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor

*May differ by country and carrier.

Memory

6GB RAM (LPDDR4)
64GB

*May differ by country and carrier.

*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.

Network
& Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM

Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

Expandable
Memory
& SIM Card

Single SIM model: one nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold a microSD card up to 256GB)

*May differ by markets and mobile operators.

OS

Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Audio

Ultra High Quality Audio Playback UHQ 32-bit & DSD support
  • PCM: Up to 32 bits
  • DSD: DSD64/128

*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.

Audio playback format

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE

*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

Bluetooth

Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Note8 to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.

*The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.

Scalable Codec: Bluetooth connection is stable even with ambient radio frequency interferences.

*Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.

Recording

Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that mitigates distortion in noisy environments.

*AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

Bundled Earphones

Pure sound By AKG
Hybrid canal type
2way Dynamic Unit

Video

Video Playback Formats

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

TV Connection

Wireless: Smart View (Miracast 1080p at 30 fps, mirroring support available for devices supporting Google Cast)

With cable: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via DisplayPort cable (DisplayPort 4K 60 fps)

Dust and Water-resistant

Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 Rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.

Battery

Battery Type and Size

3300mAh

Charging

Fast Charging on wired and wireless

Sensors
& Buttons

Sensors
  • Iris sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • HR sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • RGB light sensor
Buttons
  • On/Off key
  • Volume key
  • Bixby key

Security

Authentication

  • Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
  • Biometrics lock type: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition

Security

  • Knox protection: real-time device monitoring and protection
  • Virus, malware prevention (Powered by McAfee)
  • Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos, movies, and files private using either iris scanning or fingerprint scanning.

Payment

  • Credit & debit cards: supports MST/NFC
  • Membership cards
  • Gift cards
  • Transit cards
  • Reward point service

*Available in selected countries. Supported payment solutions and available features may vary by country.

Intelligence

Press the Bixby button to go to Bixby Home, or press and hold it to
interact with Bixby using voice.

  • Talk
  • See
  • Recommend
  • Remind

*Some Bixby features may not be available depending on country, region, or language.

Customization

Infinity Screen

Edge panels: Apps edge, People edge, Smart select, Reminder, Tasks edge, Quick tools, Clipboard edge, Device maintenance, Weather, Calendar

Edge lighting

AOD
(Always On Display)

AOD content

Choose from a variety of clock designs and information.

  • Clock: Digital clock, Analogue clock, World clock, and Edge clock (option to choose color and wallpaper.)
  • Active clock (with second hand)
  • Calendar
  • Image: select an image from Gallery or Smart Select and set it as wallpaper for the AOD screen.
  • Other settings: set custom text, date, battery level, app notifications, and song information.

Face Widgets

Experience different widgets on the AOD screen by double-tapping the clock area.

Pin to AOD

  • Pin text and images you wish to remember to the AOD screen. The pinned memo can be easily viewed or deleted.
  • You can pin a memo to the AOD screen using Reminder and Share via.

AOD Themes

  • Download AOD-exclusive themes from Theme Store.
  • Decorate your AOD screen with various themes.

Themes are sets of wallpaper, icons, and other design details available to download to the Galaxy Note8.

Accessibility

Accessibility
Features

To continue making our technology accessible to everyone, Samsung has developed and applied a variety of technical solutions. With solutions for vision, hearing, dexterity, and interaction, people with disabilities can easily use technology and take advantage of new and exciting features.

  • Voice Assistant: screen reader for people who are blind or visually impaired
  • High contrast theme, font, and keyboard: get a higher contrast on the screen, text, and the keyboard
  • Magnifier window: enlarge part of the screen with magnified window
  • Magnifier widget: use the rear camera as a magnifying glass
  • Color adjustment: color correction setting for color vision deficiency
  • Sound detector: detects the sounds of the doorbell or a baby crying for hearing-impaired users
  • Flash notification: notify events such as calls, texts, and the alarm with rear camera flashes or blinks on the screen
  • Sound balance: adjust the left and right volume
  • Mono audio: switch from Stereo to Mono audio
  • Universal switch: set custom switches and use them to control the features on your phone
  • Assistant menu: allow better control of the device for people with reduced dexterity
  • Direction lock: substitute password or pattern with a directional combination to unlock the phone. The combination is set by swiping in a series of four to eight directions
  • Direct access: shortcut to accessing various accessibility features via hardware keys

In the box

Galaxy Note8

  • Device with S Pen
  • USB cable
  • Premium AKG earphones
  • Ejection pin
  • USB power adaptor
  • USB connector (USB type-C)
  • Micro USB connector
  • Pen nibs
  • Tweezer
  • Case
  • Quick start guide

*Actual components may vary by country or region.