Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was announced this week in four finishes namely Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold and Deep Sea Blue. Now, South Korean carrier KT Olleh has listed the Galaxy Note 8 on it’s website. The 64GB and the 256GB variant are listed and one can see that only the Midnight Black and Deep Blue colour options are available for the higher end 256GB variant.

Samsung didn’t mention whether the 256GB storage option for the Note 8 will be available in the U.S and the UK. Only the 64GB variant is available for pre-order in the U.S and the unlocked model costs close to $950.

It is worthy to note that there have been rumours about an Emperor Edition of the Note 8, which will be exclusive to the Asian market. It is rumoured to sport 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Hence, the model listed on Olleh’s website is not the Emperor Edition as it is seen sporting only 6GB of RAM. There is no information on the launch details and pricing of the Note 8 Emperor Edition.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Infinity display with Quad HD+ resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 in the U.S and the Exynos 8895 in the other parts of the world. This is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Backing this up is a 3300mAh battery.

The Galaxy Note 8 is the first phone from Samsung to include a dual camera setup at the back. There is a new “Live Focus” mode that blurs out the background while taking shots. What’s great is that the background blur can be adjusted even after taking the shot. The S-Pen also makes an appearance with a few handy tricks.