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.