Can Samsung Galaxy Note 8 win back power users?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled next week and just like the days before the release of the Galaxy Note 7, a lot of hype is developing with respect to this phablet.

After the impressive market performances of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, there are no doubts that the company has put behind the battery issues that brought the Note 7 to its knees. With the release of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there are a lot of expectations from fans.

When Samsung went into the Galaxy Note business, the South Korean tech giant sent a clear message – that this family is meant for power users. One sad reality, though, is that this ended with the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Many will agree that what made the Note family a real power user’s type was the removable battery. The idea that you could have one or more extra batteries that are fully charged was a joy for many, but with the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, things took a different direction.

In terms of having many features, the Galaxy Note family has rarely disappointed – and so will the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The phone will be the most feature-packed on the planet, including all that you can find on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

For instance, for the first time, the Samsung Galaxy Note family will get a phone with a dual-lens camera on the back. The usual S Pen will be in place, but it will definitely be better than what Galaxy Note 5 users know – or even the ones using the Galaxy Note FE. Even though the battery is not removable, it’s still not bad at 3300mAh, especially since users can adjust the display resolution from the default full HD+ to either HD+ or QHD+. The latter is more battery intensive than the former, so make your choices wisely.

Top-of-the-table specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 processor alongside 6GB RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage have also been touted. The phone will also see a massive price hike, with reports suggesting that it should cost close to $1000 or beyond, which shouldn’t be a problem for power users out there.

But the question here is that will the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tick most – if not all – boxes of a traditional power user’s needs in a phone? Your thoughts are welcomed in the comments section below.

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