Samsung has launched its newest smartphone, Galaxy Note 8, into the Nigerian market.
Unveiled in Lagos Thursday, the device shares some unique features with previous products such as Samsung Note and Galaxy S but has more exciting applications that makes it an irresistible technological object.
Made with “Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5.0,” the product has a 6.3-inch QHD screen—largest screen on a Galaxy Note phone; a dual camera; two 12-megapixel cameras on the back – a dual pixel primary wide-angel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and OIS; and a secondary telephoto lens with f/1.4 aperture and OIS. The smartphone power-on feature the company’s signature, Infinity Display, giving the screen more surface area for use with the S Pen.
Speaking at the launch held at Four Point By Sheraton, Lagos, Emmanouil Revmatas, Director of Information, Communication & Technology, Samsung Electronics, West Africa, explained that the infinity display is a game changer for Note users because of the convertible utility value of the screen space, unlike a mare screen display, as obtainable in other devices.
According to Revmatas, “the Galaxy Note 8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand.”
Buttressing Revmatas explanation, Mr. Olumide Ojo, the Director of Mobile for Samsung Electronics West Africa, added that with the Super AMOLED technology, combined with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440, “all the typical characteristics featured in previous Samsung phones such as vibrant colors, high contrast, and inky dark blacks are incredibly sharp.”
Ojo further stated that Samsung Note 8 is built as a water and dust resistant object, with 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and 64GB memory space (expandable up to 256GB), video streaming, playing games, and multitasking. It can survive more than 30minutes under water.
The Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens, allowing users capture crisp and sharp images. For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note 8’s Live Focus feature allows for control of the depth of field by adjusting the blur and focus of the background in real time. The background blur can be adjusted even after the picture is taken.
In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously, allowing users save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background. The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus, so you can capture sharper, clearer shots even in low-light environments.
“One of the things our consumers look out for when purchasing a device is the camera. Samsung has clearly set the standard for smartphone cameras and, with the Galaxy Note 8; we are delivering our most powerful smartphone camera yet. The Galaxy Note 8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats,” said Revmatas.