Samsung Galaxy Note8 (N950FD Dual SIM 64GB 4G LTE) is the next-generation premium flagship phablet of the 2017 Note series by Korean tech giant Samsung. Released in September 2017, this beast of a device boasts specs far better than all previous flagships and redefines consumer expectations. Boasting a full metal-and-glass construction, the phone offers glass on the front and metal on the back, bend in unison creating a seamless and flush surface all around. The phablet models a huge 6.3-inch Infinity Display that is the biggest to feature on any Note device till date. It is nearly bezel-less allowing a larger edge-to-edge screen. It employs Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology with Full HD 2960 x 1440 screen resolution which can be changed to QuadHD+. Supporting multitouch functionality, the screen packs a massive 521 pixels per inch of the screen allowing for stunningly clear visuals. Also, it features latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection (back panel) which is capable of deterring bumps and scratches.
The 8.6mm thin smartphone is IP68 certified and therefore offers waterproofing capability up to 1.5 meters underwater immersion for 30 minutes. Just like previous models, the Note8 also features a stylus: the S Pen. This all new S Pen comes with a 0.7mm tip with 4096 pressure levels and introduces a number of creative features to express yourself such as Live Message which lets you draw emojis as well as animated GIFs, Samsung Notes for quick bullet notes and drawing up designs with a massive selection of brushes and pens, Screen Off Memo which lets you take quick notes by just taking out the S Pen and writing on screen without even unlocking the phone. The possibilities with the new S Pen are virtually limitless. Other S Pen features include Magnify, Glance, Bixby Vision, Translate, Screen Write and Screen Select.
The internal hardware of the Galaxy Note8 comprises of a powerful Exynos 8895 chipset from Samsung. This chip comprises of an Octa-core 10nm CPU featuring four 2.3GHz core and four 1.7GHz core processors. The chip has a massive 6GB RAM that enables extraordinarily fast multitasking and app processing. For internal storage, a 64GB ROM is provided and has Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) pre-installed. The storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot (uses SIM 2 slot). There is big news for gaming enthusiasts as well as the Note8 comes with Vulkan APL. This technology allows for faster connections between the CPU and the graphics unit which in turn allows you a seamless and completely lag-free gaming experience no matter how heavy the game is. It also ensures that your phone does not lose battery power quickly even when playing powerful multimedia.
As expected this flagship phablet from Samsung is big on security specs. It offers biometric authentication along with Samsung Knox. The biometric features include an iris scanner, one of the most foolproof ways to keep information accessible only to you. With this security feature enabled, all you need to do to unlock your phone is to bring it close to your eyes. The phone automatically scans your own unique iris and authenticates unlocking as soon as it recognizes your iris pattern. Other features are fingerprint scan, face recognition, pattern unlocking, password access and PIN numbers.
In terms of camera optics, Samsung Galaxy Note8 has a 12.0-Megapixels Dual rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, face detection, Auto HDR, simultaneous 4K video (30fps) and 9MP image recording, 2x optical zoom and up to 10 max zoom. Its Live Focus function provides a beautiful bokeh effect which focuses on the subject and blurs out everything in the background. The degree of blur can be adjusted once the photo has been captured to give you more control over your photography. You can also select the outside the frame option for an extended capture of moments which usually get missed with regular cameras. This camera comes with a number of pre-set modes and is especially capable of clear night time capture. Furthermore, an 8.0-Megapixels selfie camera is also provided for amazing self shots and video calls/recordings. Images are captured with the Dual Pixel Sensor which works with a brighter F/1.7 lens and larger 1.55µm pixels to record images the way your own eyes do.
Other prominent specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note8 (N950FD Dual SIM 64GB 4G LTE) include: 4G/LTE network connectivity, Dual SIM support (One 3G/4G SIM and One 2G SIM), UHQ 32-bit and DSD audio support, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GLONASS/GPS/BDS/GALILEO, USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, NFC, accelerometer, barometer, gyro/ heart rate/ proximity/ pressure/ geomagnetic/ hall/ light sensors, Bixby key (digital assistant), Always On Display option with built-in themes, downloadable Samsung themes, S Pen included, fast battery charging, Samsung DeX and Gear VR/360 compatibility, and a non-removable 3300mAh Li-Ion battery with up to 22h 3G talk time or 74h music playback/16h video playback/14h Wi-Fi usage.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 Only|
|4G bands||LTE - SIM 1 Only|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|Status||release 2017, September|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|Build||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) (One 3G/4G SIM and One 2G SIM)|
|- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels (~521 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|- HDR10 compliant
- 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display
|OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Exynos 8895 Octa|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz and 4x1.7 GHz)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1/2.55-inch sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size @ 26 mm
1/3.6-inch sensor size, 1.0µm pixel size @ 52 mm
Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6-inch sensor size, 1.22µm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|- Samsung Desktop Experience support
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 22 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 74 h|
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To ensure that you receive your new phone as quickly and safely as possible, we use a range of delivery options. Delivery times for all options are detailed below. Note that we currently do not ship to PO Boxes.
COURIER SERVICE DELIVERY - 2-5 business days transit time. Freight is generally handled by Toll Australia. Next day from our Hong Kong dispatch warehouse to New Zealand metro areas. Other more regional areas are usually between 5 to 9 business days depending on remoteness.
Our shipping cost starts at $22.90, though differs when multiple items are selected and/or remote area deliveries can incur a change to the cost of shipping. At the shopping cart, you can enter your postcode for an exact shipping quote.
VERIFICATION - Please note that handling times begin once an order has been verified. We may contact you after the order has been placed to verify order and account details. Please ensure that we can reach you on the email address supplied and that you respond promptly to any requests.
CONDITION - Unless stated in the product title, all devices are brand new. We do sell a small quantity of refurbished items but these all have a product title that begins with 'Refurbished'. As part of our QC process, retail package seals may have been opened to perform quality, testing and/or unlock functions however unless specified all devices are new and unused.
WARRANTY - All new devices come with our comprehensive 12 month warranty, which is included in the standard purchase price. We'll even replace with a new item if yours cannot be repaired. Refurbished items (marked as such in the product description) come with a 6 month warranty with refurbished replacement items.
PAYMENT METHODS - We accept Credit Card and PayPal for outright purchases. Though we also offer LayBuy for convenient repayments over time handled by LayBuy. Direct bank deposit is available to wholesale orders only, please get in touch with our CS team for further information.
RETURNS - All orders come with 30 days free returns. For more information please read our returns policy. We also offer a new replacement policy for items that cannot be repaired.
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OUR STOCK - Products sold through this store are unlocked, never locked or SIM-free. They offer the best combination of price and quality and can be sourced from international markets via parallel importation. Please check the network bands with your provider to ensure full compatibility. In some instances printed documentation may not be in English, even though the device is compatible with local network bands. Where this occurs and you require user manuals etc please contact us and we will provide a digital copy.
DISCLAIMER - Due to variations in stock and regional sourcing we cannot guarantee that all specifications listed are 100% correct at all times as the same model may be available in several variants. If you have any specific requirements please raise them with our team and they will provide availability on the model you require.