Samsung announced the Galaxy Note8 today, successor to the failed Galaxy Note7. After months of leaks, Samsung’s latest stylus-equipped phone is now official.

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
Battery 3,500mAh 3,300mAh
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
microSD slot Yes Yes
Resistance IP68 IP68
Height 153.5 mm 162.5 mm
Width 73.9 mm 74.8 mm
Depth 7.9 mm 8.6 mm
Weight 169g 195g
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Assistant N/A Bixby
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.

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