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Like most tech products — especially of the cell phone variety — Samsung's Galaxy Note8 was the subject of some tremendous rumors and leaks, with photos and information spewing out into the Internet, seemingly, every couple weeks.
Well, forget all that B.S., guys, because Samsung finally unveiled the actual smartphone today — and, hell yeah, it looks unreal.
In addition to Samsung producing the video above and tossing it onto its YouTube channel, the company held an event in New York City to detail all the features that the Galaxy Note8 has, as well as the official date it'll be available.
For those looking to snag one for themselves (count myself among those people), here are the important details you should know about — which, thanks to VentureBeat, we can relay your way.
Preorder Date: August 24. Yep, you read that right, guys. While the Galaxy Note8 may have jus been unveiled today, Samsung plans on opening up preorders for the phone 24 hours later.
Price: Somewhere in the $930-960 range. Sorry, but the days of a smartphone being a few hundred bucks are long gone, and the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the latest example of that, as prices vary depending on where someone might purchase it.
Charging: Although the Samsung Galaxy Note8 has the capability to charge with a USB-C port, it can also be done wirelessly.
Screen: Boasting the biggest screen ever for a Note device, the Note8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED edge display (1440 x 2960 resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 521 pixels per inch).
Cameras: Samsung's latest smartphone comes with two rear cameras, both featuring 12-megapixel sensors and optical image stabilization — one lens is a wide-angle with an f1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus; the telephoto lens is f2.4 and enables a 2x optical zoom.
Colors: Available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 should satisfy the most colorful users.
Lastly, the Note8 comes with a lot of features a normal user might have never even thought about, such as a microSD card slot ‚ which can boost the 64GB of available storage — a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security purposes, eye- and face-scanning technology and a IP68 rating, meaning it’s resistant to dust and water.
As the latest tech on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the leader in the clubhouse (for now), in the ever-changing smartphone race. You're up next, Apple iPhone 8.