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Galaxy Note8 arrives in Jamaica

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 is now available in Jamaica, Samsung Electronics announced in a news release last week.

“As of October 20, Note lovers will have the opportunity to purchase the new Galaxy Note8, which stands out for its 6.3 inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, with more space to see, read and draw, the company said in a news release.

The company explained that the device has two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for both wide-angle and telephoto lenses. “In dual capture mode, both rear cameras take two photos simultaneously and allow you to record both images. Add to this a dual camera sensor with fast autofocus on the wide-angle lens that allows you to capture clearer and sharper shots, even in low-light environments,” the company added.

“From the beautiful display to the powerful S Pen and best camera in its class, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is a device designed for those who dream big and want a phone just like them,” the release quotes Samsung Electronics Latin America Product Manager Leonardo Silva.

“Therefore, the Galaxy Note8 has been custom-made for its consumers, a group united by their love for the device and that has been our inspiration to create a unique, beautiful and powerful smartphone that takes multitasking to another level, offering the freedom and inspiration that is needed to create like never before,” Silva added.

The company said that the Galaxy Note8 will allow users to share animated texts or drawings on social platforms that are compatible with animated GIFs. “Always On Display lets you keep track of notifications without unlocking the phone; Screen Off Memo makes it possible to take up to a hundred pages of notes from the moment the S Pen is removed from the device; as well as annotate and edit directly from the Always On Display,” the company said.

“The S Pen features a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity and new features like Live Message. This allows you to move the cursor over the text to quickly translate not only individual words, but complete sentences in up to 71 languages and instantly convert foreign units and currencies. It also includes the new App Pair feature, which allows you to simultaneously open two of your favourite apps in split screen view,” the release added.

Among the phone's other features are water and dust resistance; advanced wireless charging capabilities; a selection of biometric authentication options including iris and fingerprint scanning; Samsung Knox and Secure Folder which allows users to separate personal and professional data; Samsung Dex, designed to improve productivity for professionals working remotely while reducing the need to carry multiple computing devices.

“Samsung Dex offers the Android experience, similar to that of a desktop computer that allows users to easily access applications, edit documents, surf the Internet, watch videos, reply to messages and much more, directly from the smartphone with a larger display, keyboard and mouse,” the company explained.

The device is equipped with 6GB of RAM, a 10nm processor and expandable memory (up to 256GB).

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