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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Do bigger things (in pictures)

This week Samsung showed off the Infinity Display, improved S Pen, and dual camera of its new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.
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This week Samsung showed off the Infinity Display, improved S Pen, and dual camera of its new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

The Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display.

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Samsung says the device's narrow body makes the Note 8 comfortable to hold in one hand.

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The new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pairing of most apps on the Edge panel that will simultaneously launch two apps in Multi window mode.

Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you.

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With the new Note, the enhanced S Pen includes a finer tip and improved pressure sensitivity.

With Live Messages, you can hand-write a message, add special effects and share it as an animated GIF on several popular messaging and social apps.

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The new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pairing of most apps on the Edge panel that will simultaneously launch two apps in Multi window mode.Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you.

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The Always On Display allows you to stay on top of your notifications without unlocking your phone.

Screen off memo allows you to take notes as soon as you take out the S Pen. From there, you can pin a note to the Always On Display, edit them right there and write up to 100 pages

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The improved Translate feature of the S Pen lets you hover over text to translate entire sentences into 71 languages and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.

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The Galaxy Note 8 features two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses.

Note 8's Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field, by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and even after you take the photo.

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In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously--and you can keep 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 sharp and clear shots even in low-light environments. The Note8 is also equipped with an 8MP Smart AutoFocus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.

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Water and Dust Resistance: You can take your Note (IP684) -- including the S Pen - almost anywhere

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Fast Wireless Charging: The Note 8 supports Samsung's most advanced wireless charge capabilities yet.

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The Note 8 offers the choice of biometric authentication options--including iris and fingerprint scanning.

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Samsung Knox6 offers defense-grade security at the hardware and software layers, with a secure folder that keeps your personal and professional data separate.

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With 6GB RAM, a 10 nm processor, 64GB of storage and expandable memory (up to 256GB7), you have the power you need to browse, stream, play games and multitask.

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Samsung DeX, sold separately, enables a desktop-like experience, powered by your phone.

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Enhanced S Pen for Business: The S Pen lets professionals discreetly take notes in Screen off memo or quickly annotate documents and photos.

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Non-Contact Authentication: The Note 8 offers iris scanning for professionals--for example, in health care, construction or public safety--who need to unlock their phones without having to swipe or scan a fingerprint.

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Enhanced DeX Capabilities: Note 8 powers Samsung DeX9 for those who need to switch between a simple, secure mobile experience and a desktop experience--whether they go between field work and office work, or travel between offices.

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The Note 8's battery has undergone Samsung's 8-Point Battery Safety Check process, as well as additional testing from a third-party expert, Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

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