As earlier promised, Samsung has formally announced the existence of the Galaxy Note 8, its newest addition to its Galaxy Note lineup of phablets. The announcement was made during a media event held in New York City. The Galaxy Note 8 is the South Korean phone maker’s second flagship release of the year, following the debut of its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones about five months ago.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with a huge 6.3 inch bezel-less Infinity Display screen, complemented with a pair of 12 megapixel main cameras on the rear side and the South Korean tech giant’s own S Pen stylus. This latest phablet offering from the company also has App Pair, a new feature that basically allows mobile users to set up a personalized pairing, like viewing a video clip while engaging in a chat conversation, or participating in a conference call while reviewing a document or a presentation.
It is essentially unavoidable at this point not to mention the Galaxy Note 8’s predecessor, last year’s ill fated Galaxy Note 7, but Samsung appears to be quite confident in showing to the whole world that there will not be any battery related problems this time around with its newest Note device. To the company’s credit, it did meet all that awkwardness head on, with DJ Koh, the president of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, taking the stage and addressing the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
The Galaxy Note 8 phablet will be made available unlocked via Samsung directly, and will also be pushed via all major mobile operators in the United States, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular, as well as by smaller carriers. T-Mobile has recently revealed that it is planning to sell the Galaxy Note 8 for $210 down and then $30 every month by way of its equipment installment plan, which should result to a total price tag of $930.
According to market research firm CCS Insight, Samsung has chosen wisely in deciding to continue making Galaxy Note devices, even with last year’s Galaxy Note 7 mess. Nobody would have been surprised if the tech giant had chosen to discontinue its Galaxy Note series for good, but by opting to allow the lineup to endure and move on, it might have conveyed to its fans and users around the world that it can weather a storm and still come out on top.
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