Preorders begin August 24, and the devices will begin shipping in mid-September. Before you get your credit card ready, you might want to see exactly what you’re buying. The comparison tables below show you what Samsung has changed, comparing the Galaxy Note7 to the Galaxy Note8.
|Galaxy Note7||Galaxy Note8|
|Display||5.7-inch QHD+, 2560×1440, 518 ppi||6.3-inch QDH+, 2960×1440, 521 ppi|
|Network||LTE Cat 9||LTE Cat 16|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2, NFC||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|Processors||Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz||Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz|
|Rear camera||12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels||12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels|
|Telephoto||N/A||12MP, ƒ/2.4, 1.0µ pixels|
|Front camera||5MP, f/1.7||8MP, f/1.7|
|Charging||Wired, wireless||Wired, wireless|
|Ports||USB Type-C, headphone jack||USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Memory||4GB, LPDDR4||6GB, LPDDR4|
|Storage||64GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Height||153.5 mm||162.5 mm|
|Width||73.9 mm||74.8 mm|
|Depth||7.9 mm||8.6 mm|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold, Silver||Black, Blue, Gold, Gray|
The biggest difference between the Note7 and Note8 is of course Samsung’s commitment to battery safety. This one won’t explode, Samsung promises. That seems like a reasonable tradeoff for a smaller battery.
Battery aside, when you go with the Note8, you’ll get a thicker and heavier phone with a significantly larger screen. There are also more storage options to choose from, and of course you’re getting dual cameras for the first time in a Samsung phone.