Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 garners record high pre-orders


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He spoke during a press event held in South Korea that announced the phablet Galaxy Note 8 to domestic media. Joining the league of new Samsung phones is the Galaxy Note8. The 3.5mm headphone jack is retained, as is the USB Type-C port and the single speaker grille, while the fingerprint reader is, as ever, on the front - but now it's covered in tough ceramic and will unlock your phone in a quoted 0.2 seconds. I paid £919 for the iPhone 7 Plus 256GB at launch, but I don't regret it at all.

After a decade of innovation, we're getting to the point where technology just doesn't move as fast as it used to.

The iPhone X offers a number of improvements in common with the Note 8, as it turns out. In all honesty, the decision you're making here isn't "do I want a Samsung Galaxy S8 or an iPhone 8?" it's, do I want to use iOS or Android?

Both versions will allow wireless charging, a feature thought to be limited to the anniversary phone.

While the first two are the likely successors to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which were released past year, if the leaked pictures are to be believed, all eyes are going to be on the special edition iPhone X on account of its bezel-less design on the lines of Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. It's unclear whether Samsung's 2018 Note will offer similar functionality. Analysts estimate a larger per centage of iPhone buyers opted for the Plus in the a year ago compared with previous versions of the same model.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has defied common sense to break pre-order records despite the battery fires and global recall fiasco of last year's Galaxy Note 7. It comes with either an Exynos 8895 or equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. Apple's six-core independently running array in the X (also steering the new and cheaper 4.7-inch-screen Apple 8 and 5.5-inch 8 Plus) will be working that power for dramatic augmented-reality effects (think superimposed image of a coveted Ikea sofa suddenly materializing in your living room), for more-robust personal-health tracking applications, and for cute stuff like Animojis - emoji messages that mimic your facial expressions.

In terms of display, we expect the iPhone 8 to come equipped with a curved-edge OLED screen supplied by Samsung Display.

Again, while Apple is excited about the new wireless charging, it's still following in the footsteps of Samsung. While other reports over the past few years were behind the scenes, this is the first public confirmation of a foldable display.

But maybe the biggest effect of such a big and compelling screen is that it makes your phone more attractive and enticing. That means the 8 Plus has a 1080p panel, while the 8 has a resolution slightly above 720p.

The device is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP "Smart Auto Focus" selfie camera. The S8's camera is great and it capable of quickly taking accurate, natural looking photos without fussing with various modes. Go to Settings Advanced Features Dual Messengers. The ultra-premium iPhone X, plus sly price increases Apple made to the less-fancy new iPhones, should help the company get there.

The company, however, still struggles in the Chinese market dominated by local players such as Huawei, OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi as well as ongoing geopolitical tension between Korea and China over the deployment of the USA -led Terminal High Altitude Area Defense antimissile system. Galaxy Note 8 is packed with 6 GB ram, 10nm processer, 64 GB internal memory that is expandable upto 256 GB.

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Specs: Both phones have top-end specs.

Apple's iPhone 8 camera will, undoubtedly, make improvements to what's found on the iPhone 7. Probably not as much as Samsung would like but a whole lot more than Apple is going to sell.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, however, isn't so straightforward.