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Published on August 23rd, 2017 | by Gary Johnson

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Galaxy Note 8 officially launched with release date

After months of speculation and rumours the wraps have now come off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 officially at an event in New York, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow and a release date beginning next month.

Many of the Galaxy Note 8 specs have already been leaked including the design, but we now have a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display that provides a resolution of 2960 x 1440 at 521ppi. This compares to the Galaxy S8+ that has a 6.2-inch display at the same resolution but with 529ppi.

Powering the new Note smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core 64-bit processor, but unlike the Galaxy S8+ the device has 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB. One of the big highlights of the Note 8 is the rear camera set up which features two lenses both with Optical Image Stabilization.

Both are at 12-megapixels but one lens is wide angle with the other being telephoto, while around the front there is an 8-megapixel shooter. The handset will come running Android 7.1.1 Nougat although Android 8.0 Oreo has just been announced by Google.

Other features include fast wired and wireless charging, 3,300mAh battery, and IP68 water resistance. Internal storage starts at 64GB that can be expanded by a further 256GB via microSD card.

Size wise the Galaxy Note 8 measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8mm weighing 195g, which compares to the Galaxy S8+ that comes in at 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm at 173g. Pre-orders kick off tomorrow with a release date of September 15th in many regions with a SIM free price of around £869 in the UK.

Prices have already started to fall on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and are likely to fall further in the coming weeks leading up to the release of the Note 8, the main advantage of the latest offering is the Dual camera set up along with the S-Pen but potential customers will have to weigh up if the extra money is worth spending over the S8+. Check the official video below.

Will you be getting the Note 8?

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