Friday, August 25, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Philippines- Welcome to the Unpacking!

Hello po! Frens I had the privilege to attend the ultra exclusive unpacking of the newest Samsung Galaxy Note8 last August 26, 2017 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura BGC.

ultra exclusive unpacking of the newest Samsung Galaxy Note8 last August 26, 2017 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura BGC.

With its slogan, Do bigger things, Samsung Galaxy Note8 boasts:
Intelligent S Pen for a more realistic writing experience
Ultimate dual-lens smartphone camera to capture stunning photos
Larger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand
Opening new worlds- Bixby and DeX!

samsung galaxy note8 specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 retail price in the Philippines is Php 49,990 and is launching on September 29. Pre-order starting September 8 and get a FREE AKG speaker worth Php 7,990, 20% off on 1 selected Galaxy Note8 accessory, 10% off on 1 selected wearable.

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The FREE AKG speaker that comes with a pre-order.

Samsung first introduced the Note series in 2011 and now this is their best yet.

A New Way to Communicate with the S Pen

Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note’s defining features. With the Galaxy Note8, the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has.

When communicating with text just isn’t enough, Live Message allows you to reveal your unique personality and tell expressive stories. With the Galaxy Note8, you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs(AGIF). It’s a whole new way to communicate with the S Pen—adding lively and emotional connections that bring your messages to life.

The Always On Display allows Galaxy users to stay on top of their notifications without unlocking their phone. And with the Galaxy Note8, it’s even more powerful. Screen off memo allows you to take up to one-hundred pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen, pin notes and make edits directly on the Always-On Display.

For overseas travels or when you come across a website in a foreign language, the improved S Pen Translate feature lets you hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words, but entire sentences in up to 71 languages, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 S Pen

Better Pictures with Galaxy Note8’s Best-in-Class Camera

Samsung set the standard for smartphone cameras with its past flagship smartphones; and with the Galaxy Note8, we’re delivering our most powerful smartphone camera yet.

The Galaxy Note8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens. Whether you’re exploring a new city or running around your backyard, OIS lets you immortalize those memories in sharp and clear quality.

For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note8’s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo.

In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously and allow you to 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. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

samsung galaxy note8 colors, Midnight Black and Maple Gold,
Galaxy Note8 comes in 4 colors internationally, but in the Philippines they are launching in 2 colors- Midnight Black and Maple Gold.

Enjoy and Do More on the Infinity Display

The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. The Galaxy Note8 gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone. (Blogger's note: Screen size 6.3" as measured diagonally in the full rectangle.)

Note users have long been able to do more with Multi Window. With the Galaxy Note8, the new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pair of apps on the Edge panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you.

Galaxy of Features and Services

Water and Dust Resistance: Four years ago, Samsung introduced the first Galaxy device with water resistance. And today, you can take your Note almost anywhere you want with water and dust resistance (IP68) on the device and the S Pen.You can write even when the display is wet.
Fast Wireless Charging: Two years ago, we introduced the first Galaxy device with wireless charging. The Galaxy Note8 supports the most advanced wireless charging capabilities yet, so you can get a quick, convenient charge without having to mess around with ports or wires.
Security: The Galaxy Note8 offers a choice of biometric authentication options—including iris and fingerprint scanning. Samsung Knox provides defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers and with Secure Folder, keeps your personal and professional data separate.
Powerful Performance: With 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor, and expandable memory (up to 256GB), you have the power you need to browse, stream, play games, and multitask.
Innovative Mobile Experiences: Samsung DeX enables a desktop experience, powered by your phone. You can keep your files on your device, conduct work on the go, and use Samsung DeX when you need an even bigger screen. The Galaxy Note8 includes Bixby, a smarter way to use your phone; it learns from you, improves over time, and helps you get more done.

samsung galaxy note8 cases
Original Note8 casing in various colors and textures

Battery Safety Commitment

The Galaxy Note8’s battery has undergone Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check—the most rigorous in the industry. ULInternational, a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions has backed up Samsung.

They have shown touching videos and had sincerely apologized (the issue with last year's 7), and with the love and forgiveness of Samsung enthusiasts, the tech giant has moved forward and aimed to be better than ever.

Samsung Electronics Philippines officials, among them are speakers earlier, Mr. Kevin Lee, President & CEO, and Ms. Melanie Lok, Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones.
Samsung Electronics Philippines officials, among them are speakers earlier, Mr. Kevin Lee, President & CEO, and Ms. Melanie Lok, Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones.

Also worth sharing is that the ownership of Samsung Galaxy Note8 is not only bragging rights or having probably the best smartphone in the world at the moment, but just flashing it or being a member of its elite circle of owners gives exclusive VIP privileges! Be it coffee, airport, transport, etc.- more perks and treats!

samsung galaxy note8 review

The guests, partners and bloggers were indeed very delighted to have played with the units and experience having in our hands such a powerhouse device. I have recently bought and am very much loving the Samsung J7 Pro (and I also have other Samsung units- other celphones, washing machine, our family TV, etc.) and my, I would be thrilled to have a Galaxy Note8! :)

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