Is the Galaxy Note 8 the most hotly-anticipated Android phone of the year? That’s debatable, but there’s no denying that anticipation is high for Samsung’s brand new phablet. Closing the gap between the Note and the high-end Galaxy S-series of smartphones even more, there’s no denying that the Note 8 is the bigger sibling to the Galaxy S8+.
Slightly larger, with a 6.2-inch screen, the Note 8’s fascia still has the curved edges of the Galaxy S8/S8+ duo. It’s flatter, however, since that works better with the S Pen stylus, which now supports 4,096 levels of pressure. The pen-related features have been upgraded too, with things like the ability to make animated sketches to send to friends, quicker note-taking from the lockscreen, and Edge Shortcuts that now open two apps in tandem.
On the back is the other big differentiator. The dual-camera setup has one regular lens and one telephoto, for a 2x optical zoom. Both use a 12-megapixel sensor.