Samsung has just unveiled a limited edition variant of the Galaxy Note 8 to commemorate the 2018 Winter Olympics. Known simply as the “PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition”, this variant will come with exclusive packaging highlighting the games. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in the PyeongChang County of South Korea, with a number of leading countries expected to participate in the event.
Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are the Korean company’s flagship handset for 2017. Both feature beautiful and large OLED panels at the front that are curved at their edges.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the first flagship device from Samsung to feature a dual-camera setup at its rear. The secondary 12MP telephoto lens features an f/2.6 aperture and OIS and allows the Note 8 to take some pretty incredible shots.
Samsung’s UI has come a long way since its Touchwiz days. While Touchwiz on the Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 was universally hated for being slow and being filled with bloatware, Samsung has made huge strides with its UI and UX starting with the Galaxy S6. With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s Experience skin has probably reached the point where it offers the perfect mix of ease of use, features and customization options.
Like with any other Samsung device, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with so many features that first-time owners of the handset are likely going to feel overwhelmed. On the positive side, Samsung allows one to customise and tweak almost any part of the interface according to one’s liking which is usually appreciated by power users.
Missed out on some great deals on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 this Black Friday? Don’t be disappointed as there’s still Cyber Monday.
If you have been looking to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 for quite a while but have been holding out for some great deals, you are in luck as Black Friday is here. With the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 being among the most popular Android devices out there, retailers are offering some great deals for both devices.
Samsung has launched a new ‘Galaxy Experience Program’ in South Korea where it will allow iPhone owners to use a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy Note 8 for a month to experience the Android and Galaxy ecosystem. The company hopes that the experience would be good enough for these iPhone owners to compel them to switch to a Galaxy smartphone.
Like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 is a beautiful piece of technology featuring an aluminium chassis sandwiched by Gorilla Glass panels at the front and rear. That also makes the Note 8 as fragile as the Galaxy S8 and other smartphones which feature a glass back. After all, glass is glass and it will crack when dropped. This means that using a case on the Galaxy Note 8 is almost a compulsion. Unless of course, you don’t mind paying for an expensive screen or rear glass panel replacement.
With the iPhone X, Apple has managed to beat Samsung in its own game. The Korean company currently dominates the market with its OLED panels. It supplies OLED panels to all major smartphone OEMs out there and dominates the market with a market share of almost 97 percent. So unsurprisingly, Samsung also supplies Apple with the 5.8-inch OLED panel used on the iPhone X.