Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – The Most Serious Contender for the Top Smartphone of 2017

If I thought that the Samsung Galaxy S8 would be 2017’s smartphone of the year, looks like there will be a new serious contender that’s going to steal that crown. That phone is still from the Korean giant, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has finally been announced.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Note 8 has some similarities with the S8+, but with some advantages. Among them are a bigger 6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display which, in spite of its large screen is not cumbersome to hold. Of course another advantage is the S-Pen, the main feature of the Note series for the past 6 years.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The most notable upgrade of all (and another reason to justify its price) is its Dual-OIS Cameras. A first in Samsung, both cameras are composed of 12 Megapixel shooters: one with an aperture of f/1.7 while the other is f/2.0 and 2x optical zoom. It can also take bokeh shots for that artistic touch. Samsung claims it’s their best camera yet and we’re all excited to try it out.


OS:Android 7.0 Nougat
Processor:2.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895 Octa-Core processor | Adreno 540 /
Display: 1440 x 2960 6.3" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Wireless Connections:LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS, GLONASS
Memory:64 GB Internal Storage expandable with a Micro SD card up to 256GB, 6GB RAM
Connectors:USB Type-C
Cameras:12 Megapixels with OIS f/1.7 + 12 Megapixels with OIS f/2.0 with 2x optical zoom (Main Camera), 8 Megapixels f/1.7 (Front)
SIM Card Slots:2x Nano SIM Cards required (Hybrid)
Battery:3,300 mAh (non-removable
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Now here’s the thing, and a lot of people may react to this. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price is a whopping P49,990.00! That’s P10,000 more than last year’s SRP of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. So how did they end up with this price? The way I see it, they can justify the price because of its large 6.3″ screen display, 6GB of RAM with expandable storage via Micro SD, and the Dual-OIS cameras. Come to think of it, with those features, it should be priced higher than the Galaxy S8+ which has an SRP of P45,990. As always, Samsung is confident that the Galaxy Note 8 will be another hit this year and further push them to the top of the world.

Pre-order will start on September 8 and will be offered in Midnight Black and Maple Gold. Visit or the nearest Samsung Experience Store to pre-order. Meanwhile, you can check out my First Look post of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 by clicking this link.

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