Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Aug 2017 23:03 UTC
Android

Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Note8, revealing the (rather heavily-leaked) device at its Unpacked event in New York City today. You won't be surprised to know that it comes with little in the way of surprises. It's basically a bigger Galaxy S8+ with a stylus and dual cameras.

The Note8 is something of a chance for Samsung to make things up to fans of the Note series, after the Note7 was forced off shelves because of defective batteries that led to the smartphone catching fire. Knowing that Note fans were deprived of a generation of hardware, Samsung is likely eager to capitalize on the eagerness of said fanatics to finally upgrade.

I'm not the target market for a Note, but you have to admit - these recent Samsung flagships are a far, far cry from the ugly, plasticky crap they used to make. There's no accounting for tastes - or practicality - but this Note 8 is a beautiful piece of engineering.

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Will this suffer screen breakages
by shotsman on Thu 24th Aug 2017 06:29 UTC
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

like the S8? There has been a lot of reports of how fragile the S8 screen is compared to other devices.

Are we in danger of getting into a 'my thing is bigger than your thing!' contest.
I have to wonder if this is aimed at women? Where would most men carry this? Women have handbags. Most men don't have somewhere to carry this size of device.

Yes, it looks really great but then all advertising makes things look better than they really are. That is how the ad industry works.

Even my old iPhone 6 is a bit large at times for me.
Far too expensive as well. The same will probably be said about the new iPhones when they are released next month.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

The S8+ fits inside my pocket with zero issues.
Due to the efficient design it's barely bigger than my late Note3.

As for the fragile display, I conquer. I wouldn't dream about using it without a solid screen protector and and a good case.

- Gilboa

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

What is the point of investing very serious money in such a beautiful object, then hiding it in an ugly-as-shit protector? Its like wearing a pearl necklace inside a plastic bag, or installing tacky vinyl protectors over your car's leather upholstery: a 10€ wooden-bead choker, or the fabric interior would look SO much better.

I'm sure Samsung's or Apple's designers can design a tough phone that looks a million times better (and ends up being quite a bit thinner) than those ugly chinese sheaths.

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