Samsung Galaxy Note8 launches in Malaysia; Priced at RM 3,999

Samsung Galaxy Note8

The new Galaxy Note8 has finally arrived in Malaysia. Officially launched at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur today, the fans gathered to witness Samsung’s latest Note device as well as the Korean star – Song Ji-Hyo.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8
CPU & GPUSamsung Exynos 8895 10nm
4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz
Storage64 / 128 / 256 GB
supporting MicroSD up to 256 GB (occupies SIM slot 2)
2960 x 1440 Quad Quad HD+
521 ppi
Camera (rear)Dual Camera
Wide angle 12 MP, 1/2.55-inch, 1.4um
f/1.7 aperture
Dual Pixel AF
Dual Optical Image Stabilisation

Telephoto 8 MP, 1/3.6-inch, 1.0um
f/2.4 aperture
Dual Optical Image Stabilisation
Camera (front)8 MP, 1/3.6-inch, 1.22um
f/1.7 aperture
BatteryNon-removable 3300 mAh Li-Ion
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
SIMHybrid dual SIM (Nano)
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
FeaturesIP68 water resistant
UHQ 32-bit & DSD support
S Pen, 4096 pressure sensitivity, 0.7mm pen tip, IP68 water resistant

Dual Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Let’s start off with the obvious, the dual camera at the back, featuring dual 12-megapixels sensors with dual optical image stabilisation (OIS). As far as I know, the Note8 is the first to implement OIS to both cameras at the back. This is especially useful when the secondary camera at the back has a telephoto lens.

With dual camera setup, Samsung is introducing the Live Focus feature where it allows you to control the amount of Bokeh (depth of field) straight from the preview and after you take the photo. When you press the shutter button, both rear cameras will take 2 photos simultaneously. Which means you get to keep one shot for the close-up and another shot for the wide view angle.

Infinity Display

Samsung Galaxy Note8

The introduction of the Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8 & S8+ has been well received by the public and it is the natural thing for the South Korean company to put it on their Note series as well. The Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display comes at 6.3-inches, it is the biggest screen ever on a Note device yet retaining the usability thanks to the 18.5:9 display ratio.

More Features

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Other than the key features mentioned above, the Note8 also comes with many other features, for example:

  • S Pen
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • IP68 Water & Dust Resistance
  • Iris & fingerprint scanning

Pricing & Availability

The Galaxy Note8 is available in Malaysia beginning 21 September 2017. Retails at RM 3,999 with three colour options – Midnight Black, Orchid Gray & Maple Gold.

More info at Samsung website.

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