First real-life pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface online

We've seen the renders, we've read the specs — now it's time for the real deal. These are the first pictures of the Galaxy Note 8 in real life...
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4. foreverNOOB

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

I think about that too!

6. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

I understand they want to do the 2.1 ratio but it makes phones so so tall they become weird.

7. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It doesnt make it weird because of bezel less

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I don't really like the 2:1 aspect ratio which makes phablets weirdly tall, but I've got big hands anyways. So, it ain't much of an issue to me.

15. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I think Samsung is stupid to go with 18.5:9 instead of 2:1. This is so retarded

55. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It looks like it's in some sort of case.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I hope they get rid of the heart rate sensor, Bixby, their heavy laggy custom software and you get a winner here.

9. gigicoaste

Posts: 456; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Honestly I will be totally ok with this "loser".

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You do realize both of the hardware specs that you don't want on the phone are in pic number 2, don't you?

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I know. That is why I was hoping they would get rid of them in newer generations.

23. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Laggy ! continue in your dreams

42. Beijendorf unregistered

And move the fingerprint scanner AWAY from the camera sensors. It's like Samsung always ensure they employ an idiot to their design department.

66. sissy246

Posts: 7110; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why do you hope any of this. You are not buying it so what does it matter. Bring it on Samsung, my money is ready.

83. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He isn't hoping for anything, it's just an excuse to throw his lame troll into a comment because it hurts so much that Samsung phones get the highest ratings.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowwwwww! Cometopapasbodycauseit'sready. Plain gorgeous, loving this new aspect ratio

92. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Release the Kraken! f**kin beast of a phone! That sorry excuse for a phone has no chance against this beast! Roll on the 23rd and roll on the September release date! I want a wide birth please! I just can't wait for this f**ker! And before anyone says, it's more than a phone! My saliva has left the mouth! My excitement can not be contained! Oh my Lord! Come to papa lol

98. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Kraken cometh.

103. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Indeed Sir

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Am I the only one annoyed at the fact that the camera isn't centered?.. I mean do what you have to do to get rad internals to fit,but would that have been too hard?

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The main camera IS centered, the wide-angle camera is on the far left.

33. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Actually, one of the two modules is centered, the other is not. A compromise for the vertical layout.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Small bezels were supposed to help us have big screens in small form factors. What Samsung is doing is reducing bezels and increasing the screen so much that it increases the form factor of the phone. Samsung stop making f**king bricks. The iPhone 8 being in S8 form factor bezeless will be the perfect phone in terms of size and screen size. Cant stand your f**king bricks anymore.

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Then get the iPhone 8. If you didn't use the Note in the past I don't see why you're trippin.

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

There is no human that will use a 6.2inch phone with one hand. Unless you are in the tiny minority of people with oversized fingers like some basketball players. What is the point of it? Its made solely for the 0.01% of human population? I doubt. Then how will a normal human use it? With two hands and that barely. S8 screen size should be Note size. And normal phones should be under 5.5". Its not me demanding it. Its what people can use with one hand use. Its no coincidence a 4.7" iPhone sells like hotcakes even today. People want phones around the screen size of 5".

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Here is my rebuttal to your 308 word soliloquy: A device that comes with a stylus is not meant to be used with one hand. Also, it does have a one handed operation mode.

32. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Weak rebuttal. Most Note users' primary input is finger touch. Stylus is secondary. Also, you're forgetting Note 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 all were easy to use with one hand. It's not odd for people to expect a more manageable phone. So again, very weak rebuttal lol. Scenarios 1. Walking a dog - you will not be pulling out your stylus 2. Taking a train home while standing - you will not be pulling out your stylus 3. Driving, in need of a quick text - you will not be pulling out your stylus 4. One hand is dirty - you won't be pulling out your stylus 5. Riding a bike - you won't be pulling out your stylus There are many other scenarios where your smartphone requires one hand usage. To add, one handed operation mode isn't preferred when one hand usage is possible with a proper device footprint.

35. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And most Note users apparently prefer the larger size and don't mind using two hands. The obvious rebuttal. Just like how currently most iPhone buyers prefer the larger Plus model (even considerably wider) for the same reasons. The few cases I really only have one hand available and don't take unnecessary risks using my phone still (some should pause here....) I can reduce the interface to a perfectly manageable size with one swype. Best of both worlds, rather than being stuck with my old small sized screen.

44. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

My rebuttal to this long ass (though somewhat true) comment: Then get the S & not the Note. The Note is meant to be used with 2 hands, period. Not all the time, but other than while sitting at a table how else are you going to use a stylus with one hand? And what does the Note come with? So if your primary use is the 5 points that you made, again, get the S & not the Note.

120. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off, the vast majority of peopel use smartphone with 2 hands of its above 5", which EVERY Note has been. Your one handed claim is Apple's bulls**t, not Android or Samsung. Your claim is a lie and something you cant prove beyond reasonable doubt. I have very long fingers and I have always used the Note with 2 hands, because when you use the Pen, you need one hand to hold it. So your claim is BS from a person who not only has never owned a Note, but trying to speak for those who do. That makes you a total stupid retard. Good luck with your stupid theory.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm all over it bro. The bigger the better. Don't want it, don't buy it.

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