Last night in New York city, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note 8. Though Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 just earlier this year, the wait for the Galaxy Note phablet seemed especially longer. Yes, I am hinting it, you are thinking it, it’s because of what went down with the Galaxy Note 7. That is not to say that people aren’t excited about the Galaxy Note 8. Everyone has been really looking forward to the new Galaxy Note, and from what we can make out from the event last night, the Galaxy Note 8 has really lived up to most expectations.
But this excitement hasn’t been able to douse the fire of last year’s memory entirely. While people are being extremely supportive of the new phablet, the underlying skepticism from last year is quite visible. While going through the public reaction about the Galaxy Note 8 on Twitter, we came across this bunch, that is sort of happy but sort of scared too. Like Chandler they are using jokes as a defence mechanism! DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on roundup: What previews say of the device
"I'm getting the Galaxy Note 8 tattoo'd on my arm"
Me: "Let me know how it works out after your arm spontaneously catches on fire"
— Solenya (@_Skyh00k) August 1, 2017
The most interesting #Note8 feature is that it—like the S8—will also experience noticible slowdowns after just 4 months of use.
— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) August 23, 2017
— Andrew Wallace (@fatproduce) August 23, 2017
— Naj💖@last day!🎉 (@NoorNajwaAyuni) August 23, 2017
5 hours. Thats the average battery life of my phone. Can't wait for #note8.
Fine. I'll also get my own mini extinguisher.
— BrotherOfLight (@Knaschru) August 23, 2017
Galaxy Note 8 phone is waterproof. That should make it easier put out the fire.
— Bob Stine (@RAStine) August 24, 2017
I got $50 saying the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 catches fire.
— David E. McDonald (@davidedmcdonald) August 24, 2017
The new note 8 is a bae! Hopefully it will not catch fire 😜 #Note8
— firewall (@superxtal123) August 24, 2017
Note 8 preorder going down tonight. Been waiting to get a note for like 2 years. Please don't catch fire this time around.
— Rod Elliott (@rodelliott) August 23, 2017
When I pre-order my galaxy note 8 tonight it comes with a free gift. I hope it's a fire extinguisher
— Ted Sloban (@tedwardsloban) August 23, 2017
Having shown you what the web is saying, we would ask you to still trust your own judgement. The Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC or an Exynos 8895 SoC, depending on the launch market. It comes with 6GB of RAM and three storage variants of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. All the three storage models offer storage expansion up to additional 256GB via microSD card. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched: Top 5 features
Optics is one of the highlights of the Galaxy Note 8. At the rear, the phablet sports a dual-camera setup, which is a pair of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a telephoto lens. The Galaxy Note 8 is the first dual-camera with OIS on both lenses. Upfront, it houses an 8-megapixel sensor. Fueling the Galaxy Note 8 is a 3,300mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support, both wired and wireless. For connectivity, it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G, VoLTE and USB Type-C port. On the software front, it runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: Here’s what’s different