Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now available in 42 countries

Doris Richards
September 18, 2017

The mid-range iPhone 8 looks like a very affordable smartphone by comparison, with the pricing set by Apple at $699 for the base unit. Both mobile devices will include wireless charging capabilities and will be available in different color options - new gold finish, space gray and silver. LG's phone comes with two rear-facing cameras: one standard and one wide angle, like the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus.

To give you an idea of what the Galaxy Note 8 can do, we've released a massive Galaxy Note 8 review (linked to the side of this paragraph).

I'm not just referring to the fact that Samsung is the sole supplier of the iPhone X's OLED screen, letting Apple finally start moving away from LCD screens.

The iPhone 8 uses the established Qi ecosystem which means it will work with most accessories now available on the market.

Portrait Lighting, brings dramatic studio lighting effects to iPhone, allowing customers to capture stunning portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles. An analyst says that numerous potential iPhone X purchasers could change to Android.

The latest Bixby update now includes a new toggle that lets you choose to disable the launching of Bixby Home from the button
The latest Bixby update now includes a new toggle that lets you choose to disable the launching of Bixby Home from the button

The quad-core 2.34 GHz processor included in the iPhone 7 is more than decent, but the new A11 chip with six-cores is obviously more than a match for this CPU.

If true it's likely to outperform not only its predecessor but all of the latest Android competition. Samsung is also offering wireless chargers, Samsung DeX docks and other articles for those who pre-order the device (offer varies from country to country).

The finish is made using a seven-layer colour process for precise hue and opacity, delivering a rich depth of colour with a colour-matched aerospace-grade aluminium bezel. The phone is also IP68 dust and water resistant so it can withstand some elements and being underwater. Even though the smartphone normally comes in several storage variants, it will only be available with 64GB internal storage in the majority of countries.

This is double the basic memory on the iPhone 7.

Similarities between the two phones pretty much end there, but it's worth noting that Apple and Essential have taken somewhat similar design approaches with their devices. The iPhone X runs on the iOS 11 operating system. As of Friday night, the flagship smartphone has now surpassed the 800,000 predicted pre-orders.

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