Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Event Highlights

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That's all for today's event, we already have detailed coverage on our website. 

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Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 begin in a few days in the US.

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Denison just wrapped up the event. Now there's a video montage of people praising the Galaxy Note line of smartphones.

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They ship with in-ear headphones from AKG and Denison just took a dig on the headphone jack that's missing on certain other devices. The Note 8 has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Note 8 will hit stores beginning on September 15. 

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He just took a dig at competition via wireless charging. Denison said it's been there in Samsung devices for years now while competitors are still trying to catch up.

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It has fingerprint, iris scanner, and facial recognition. IP68 dust and water resistance.

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The Note 8 has a microSD card slot. 64GB internal storage too.

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Justin Denison is back on stage now.

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You can connect DeX to the Note 8 and continue tasks on a monitor.

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Samsung has been optimising apps and games such as Vain Glory for DeX.

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On to Samsung DeX, the device that lets you turn your Galaxy device into a desktop computer. 

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Bixby now works with Spotify, the music streaming service.

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By saying a phrase such as, Food photo, you can make Bixby open the camera, click the picture in food mode, save it to your food photo album. A phrase such as Good night can set phone to do not disturb mode, turn on the blue light filter on it and set alarms.

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The Bixby button is still around. With one or two words you can launch multiple actions at once, Wong says.

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Jonathon Wong, Director of product marketing at Samsung, is on stage now. He's going to talk about Bixby voice assistant and Samsung DeX.

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You can translate entire sentences using the S Pen. Hover over a menu item and it translates the entire sentence. It also converts units of measurement and foreign currencies.

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It makes a quick GIF that shows you drawing whatever you draw on the photo.

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Note 8 has a feature called Live Message, which lets you draw on pictures to add some emotion to them.

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S Pen has a finer tip and better pressure sensitivity. They're showing off Penup, the community of Galaxy Note artists. It has colouring books designed specifically for the S Pen.

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In Live Focus, the phone clicks two pictures at the same time. That is called Dual Capture.

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They just showed a live demo of this feature and showed that the background blur can be adjusted even after the picture is clicked. 

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Live Focus is a feature that lets you adjust the blur and focus of the background of a picture, before you click the picture. 

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The Note 8 has OIS in both cameras. Optical Image Stabilisation - basically it reduces shakes when you click pictures or shoot videos. Videos in particular look much better with OIS.

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One is a wide angle lens and the second is a 2x telephoto lens.

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Note 8's camera is twice as good as before. It has two back cameras.

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It has a dual-pixel camera, with a quick launch feature to help you launch the camera fast.

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Denison is bringing Suzanne De Silva to stage. She's Samsung's director of product strategy.

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It comes in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Maple Gold, and Deep Sea Blue colours.

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This allows you to launch two apps at once and they show up on the top and bottom halves of the screen. It's a neat multitasking touch.

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You can create a shortcut to launch two of your most used apps with a single tap on the edge panel.

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It has an 18.5:9 display.

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The Note 8 has the largest display on any Note device ever.

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We're combining the power of the Infinity Display with the S Pen.

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Samsung's created a creative stage which uses the floor as an extra display, giving it a 3D effect.

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Justin Denison, Samsung's SVP of product strategy is now on stage.

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Koh goes off stage, saying Let's meet Galaxy Note 8 in detail

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A reveal video for Note 8 is playing now. The smartphone looks similar to the Galaxy S8, at least its display does.

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It is going to be called the Galaxy Note 8. Koh just confirmed the name.

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He's highlighting Samsung's recent announcements such as water resistant phones and the Bixby voice assistant for Samsung phones.

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Large screen phones are the fastest growing segment of the smartphone market, Koh says.

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3 of 4 Note users say it's the best phone they've ever owned

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Koh just thanked the people who've stood by Samsung in spite of the fire hazard that plagued the Galaxy Note 7, leading to its recall.

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We're here to celebrate everyone who helped make the Galaxy Note such a success.

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We knew this, but Koh just confirmed that the Galaxy Note is going to be the focus of this event.

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Samsung's mobile communications business president DJ Koh is now on stage.

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Loud cheers at the venue after that video.

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Looks like they're thanking people for sticking by them even when the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was at its peak. 

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This video shows the history of Samsung Galaxy Note series and how people have been using those smartphones.

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Samsung is showing a promotional video, which means the launch event begins any second.

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Just two minutes to go now. Updates incoming.

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The event begins at 8.30 pm IST. Stay tuned for live updates.

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Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone during this event.

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Welcome to Gadgets 360's live blog of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event.

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Samsung Mobile President DJ Koh has taken the stage, kicking off Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event. With the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in hand, he said large screen phones is the fastest-growing  segment in the smartphone market. Going by the design, the Galaxy Note 8 is quite similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the phones that helped the company redeem itself after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The new smartphone has a 6.3-inch QHD screen, the largest screen on a Galaxy Note phone.

Suzanne De Silva, Director of Product Strategy at Samsung, took the stage to talk about the Gsalaxy Note 8's dual camera. The two 12-megapixel cameras on the back - a Dual Pixel primary wide-angel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and OIS, and a secondary telephoto lens with f/1.4 aperture and OIS. The two are complemented by an 8-megapixel autofocus front camera with f/1.7 aperture. New photo-taking features of the Galaxy Note 8s are Live Focus, and Dual Capture, among others.

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Coming to the Galaxy Note series signature accessory, the S Pen has a finer tip, better pressure sensitivity, and features such as animated texts and GIFs. It can even translate full-length sentences in 71 languages, and can convert units and foreign currencies swiftly. As for the Samsung Galaxy Note you get 64/ 128/ 256GB storage options with microSD card support, 6GB RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat software, 3300mAh battery, water-resistant body, and octa-core processor in two configurations.

As far as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's price and availability are concerned, leaks suggest that the smartphone is expected to cost around EUR 1000 (roughly Rs. 75,400) in Europe. It's expected to be available from September 2017. Of course, we'd advise everyone to take this information with a pinch of salt as there's nothing official about it just yet.

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