The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official and each and every year Samsung likes to add some new and interesting features to keep things exciting. So, let’s take a look at some of the top new features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. So aside from catching fire, I think one of the biggest complaints about the Note 7 was that it was basically an S7 Edge with an S Pen, whereas previous Galaxy Notes had features that truly differentiate itself from the Galaxy S line. I think Samsung did a really great job of addressing some of those concerns by making the Galaxy Note 8 still feel like a brother to the Galaxy S, but at the same time, it’s a completely different product.
That leads me to feature number one which is the dual cameras, which is becoming extremely popular on flagship smartphones right now and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature dual cameras and on paper it has the potential to be the best dual camera setup we’ve seen on a smartphone to date. The real kicker here is the optical image stabilization feature on both sensors which is totally awesome and something we’ve never seen before on a dual camera smartphone, The second sensor will also allow you to create a depth effect, similar to what we’ve seen on other phones with dual cameras and you also have the ability to adjust the depth effect. After the fact, what I really love about this new dual camera setup is that you have the ability to dual capture so instead of switching between lenses to capture both a wide and telephoto shot, you can simply capture both images simultaneously with a single press of the shutter button, ultimately saving you a ton of time in the long run.
Feature number two is the addition of 6 gigabytes of RAM, which is also another first for Samsung, ok time out for a second. Technically Samsung has released smartphones with 6 gigs of RAM before but they’ve always been region exclusive. Note 8 will be the first smartphone from with 16 gigabytes of RAM that’s going to be available globally, so it’s going to be the standard model and everybody is going to be able to get their hands on it. I just thought I’d make that clear. Another way that Samsung is differentiating the Galaxy Note line from the Galaxy S and six gigabytes of RAM isn’t exactly new, but it hasn’t necessarily gone mainstream, so it’s really exciting to see on a more mainstream smartphone like the note especially for a phone that’s supposed to be a multimedia/productivity powerhouse and six gigabytes of RAM should definitely help it.
The feature on the list is a new feature called app pairing and if you love split screen multitasking you’ll definitely love app pairing. A pairing basically lets you pair two apps together that can either be placed on the apps edge or on your home screen, and this will open the two apps that you have paired together simultaneously in multi-window view. This will not only save you a ton of time but ultimately make your life easier especially if you have a particular app that you open in multi-window quite frequently. So, for example, you can do YouTube and Google Chrome, Facebook and Twitter or any other combination of apps that you want. The options are pretty limited and it’s only going to make multi-window that much more useful and easier to do.
So that wraps up our list of new features on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I’m really looking forward to these features and using them on a daily basis. But what do you guys think about these new features of the Note 8? Do you think they’re gimmicky? Do you think they’re cool? Let us know down in the comments section below.