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Galaxy Note8: How much will it cost in Nigeria?

#GalaxyNote8

The much anticipated Galaxy Note 8 is here, and considering its functionalities, it might just be Samsung’s biggest, best and most expensive smartphone ever.

If it’s considered the most expensive Samsung’s smartphone by U.S, Canadian consumers, then Nigerian tech enthusiasts should be ready for a big price tag to go with that giant screen.

The Note 8 only comes in a 64GB version in the US, in either black or gray colors. Samsung is also offering either a Samsung Gear 360 camera or a charging bundle of a 128GB microSD card and wireless charging pad for customers who preorder.

Price of Galaxy Note8 in Nigeria
If T-Mobile, which is the cheapest place to get Note 8 in the United States right now sells for $930, then going by today’s (August 27, 2017) official Dollar to Naira exchange rate, Note 8 will cost between N330, 000 to N350, 000.

You might even pay more, depending on the sales outlets across the country.

Note 8 availability in Nigeria:
Not available at the moment, but we’re sure before the end of the year it should hit Nigerian market. Nigeria is one of the top Samsung consumers in Africa.

Note 8 available colours:

Midnight Black
Deepsea Blue
Orchid Gray
Maple Gold

Let’s just take a quick look at various prices some of Samsung carriers are ready to sell it in the United States, and its environs (The Verge highlights price of Note8 in the U.S thus:):

• T-Mobile is the cheapest place to pick up a Note 8, where the phone runs for $930. Alternatively, the carrier is offering the new device for a $210 down payment and $30 monthly installments with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan, or for $0 down and $39 a month for Jump on Demand customers.

• Verizon has the Note 8 for $960, or for $40 a month for 24 months.

• At AT&T, the Note 8 runs for $950, or $31.67 for 30 months on an AT&T Next installment plan.

• Sprint is also selling the Note 8 for $960 at full retail, but is offering a few (somewhat convoluted) deals of its own. If you’re switching to Sprint, you can get a Note 8 with activation of a new line for $20.00 per month through Sprint Flex, as well as the option for upgrading every year with its “Galaxy Forever” offer.

• If you’d like to skip the carrier craziness, you’ll also be able to get an unlocked Note 8 starting at $929.

Galaxy Note8 Full Specs Analysis

Dimensions & Weight

Galaxy Note8 Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 g
S Pen Dimensions: 108.3 x 5.8 x 4.2 mm
Weight: 2.8 g

Display
6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960 x 1440)
521 ppi
• *Infinity Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen.
• *Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.
• *Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners.
S Pen
• Pressure levels: 4096
• Pen Tip diameter: 0.7 mm
• IP68
• Live message
• Samsung Notes
• Screen off memo
• Smart select
• Screen write
• Translate
• Bixby Vision
• Glance
• Magnify

Camera
Front
• 8MP AF
• F1.7 aperture
• Pixel size: 1.22µm
• Sensor size: 1/3.6″
• Sensor ratio: 4:3
• FOV: 80°
• Selective Focus
• Wide selfie

Rear


• Dual camera
• Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
• Max optical 2X zoom
• Max digital 10X zoom
• Live focus
• Dual Capture

Front/Rear
• HDR (High Dynamic Range)
• Virtual shot
• Motion photo
• Filters
• Live stickers
• Stamps
• Grid line
• Location tags
• Timer
• Quick launch
• Voice control
*Voice control is available for some languages.

Telephoto camera
• Resoultion: 12MP AF
• Pixel size: 1.0µm
• Sensor size: 1/3.6″
• Sensor ratio: 4:3
• FOV: 45°
• F.No (aperture): F2.4

Wide-angle camera
• Resolution: Dual pixel 12MP AF
• Pixel size: 1.4µm
• Sensor size: 1/2.55″
• Sensor ratio: 4:3
• FOV: 77°
• F.No (aperture): F1.7
• Pro mode
• Panorama
• Slow motion
• Hyperlapse
• Food mode
• Save as RAW file

Video Recording
• 4K video recording at 30 fps
• 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
• 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
• VDIS (Video Digital Image Stabilization)
• Max optical 2X zoom
• Max digital 10X zoom
• High CRI LED flash
• Slow motion video support for 720p at 240 fps
• Hyperlapse video with stabilization
• Continuous autofocus video
• Face detection
• Tracking AF
• Take 9-megapixel still photos recording 4K video
• Playback zoom
• Video location tags

Performance

AP
• Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor
• Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor
*May differ by country and carrier.

Memory

6GB RAM (LPDDR4)
64/128/256GB
*May differ by country and carrier.
*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

Network & Connectivity


LTE Cat.16
*May differ by markets and mobile operators.
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.

Expandable Memory& SIM Card

Single SIM model: one nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold a microSD card up to 256GB)
Dual SIM model: one nano SIM and one Hybrid slot (can hold a microSD card up to 256GB or a nano SIM card)
*May differ by markets and mobile operators.

OS

Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Audio

Ultra High Quality Audio Playback UHQ 32-bit & DSD support
• PCM: Up to 32 bits
• DSD: DSD64/128
*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.

Audio playback format

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

Bluetooth

Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Note8 to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.
*The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.
Scalable Codec: Bluetooth connection is stable even with ambient radio frequency interferences.
*Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.
Recording
Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that mitigates distortion in noisy environments.
*AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

Bundled Earphones

Pure sound By AKG

Hybrid canal type

2way Dynamic Unit

Video

Video Playback Formats
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
*Some files may not be supported depending on codec used.

TV Connection

Wireless: Smart View (Miracast 1080p at 30 fps, mirroring support available for devices supporting Google Cast)
With cable: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via DisplayPort cable (DisplayPort 4K 60 fps)

Water Resistance

IP68
*Galaxy Note8 and S Pen are rated IP68, meaning they are both protected against dust ingress and are water resistant. Water resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

Battery

Battery capacity: 3300mAh

Battery Life

• MP3 playback (AOD on): up to 47 hrs
• MP3 playback (AOD off): up to 74 hrs
• Video playback: up to 16 hrs
• Talk time: up to 22 hrs
• Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hrs
• Internet use (3G): up to 12 hrs
• Internet use (4G): up to 13 hrs
*Data based on devices released in Europe. Actual results may vary depending on usage and environmental factors.

Charging Fast Charging on wired and wireless

Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Sensors & Buttons Sensors

• Iris sensor
• Pressure sensor
• Accelerometer
• Barometer
• Fingerprint sensor
• Gyro sensor
• Geomagnetic sensor
• Hall sensor
• HR sensor
• Proximity sensor
• RGB light sensor

Buttons

• On/Off key
• Volume key
• Bixby key

Security Authentication

• Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
• Biometrics lock type: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition

Security

• Knox protection: real-time device monitoring and protection
• Virus, malware prevention (Powered by McAfee)
• Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos, movies, and files private using either iris scanning or fingerprint scanning.

Payment:  Samsung Pay

• Credit & debit cards: supports MST/NFC
• Membership cards
• Gift cards
• Transit cards
• Reward point service
*Available in selected countries. Supported payment solutions and available features may vary by country.

Intelligence: Bixby

Press the Bixby button to go to Bixby Home, or press and hold it to
interact with Bixby using voice.
• Talk
• See
• Recommend
• Remind
*Some Bixby features may not be available depending on country, region, or language.

Customization: Edge Screen

Edge panels: Apps edge, People edge, Smart select, Reminder, Tasks edge, Quick tools, Clipboard edge, Device maintenance, Weather, Calendar
Edge lighting
AOD
(Always On Display)

AOD content

Choose from a variety of clock designs and information.
• Clock: Digital clock, Analogue clock, World clock, and Edge clock (option to choose color and wallpaper.)
• Active clock (with second hand)
• Calendar
• Image: select an image from Gallery or Smart Select and set it as wallpaper for the AOD screen.
• Other settings: set custom text, date, battery level, app notifications, and song information.

Face Widgets

Experience different widgets on the AOD screen by double-tapping the clock area.

Pin to AOD

• Pin text and images you wish to remember to the AOD screen. The pinned memo can be easily viewed or deleted.
• You can pin a memo to the AOD screen using Reminder and Share via.

AOD Themes

• Download AOD-exclusive themes from Theme Store.
• Decorate your AOD screen with various themes.

Samsung Themes

Themes are sets of wallpaper, icons, and other design details available to download to the Galaxy Note8.
Accessibility
Accessibility

Features

To continue making our technology accessible to everyone, Samsung has developed and applied a variety of technical solutions.

With solutions for vision, hearing, dexterity, and interaction, people with disabilities can easily use technology and take advantage of new and exciting features.

• Voice Assistant: screen reader for people who are blind or visually impaired

• High contrast theme, font, and keyboard: get a higher contrast on the screen, text, and the keyboard

• Magnifier window: enlarge part of the screen with magnified window

• Magnifier widget: use the rear camera as a magnifying glass

• Color adjustment: color correction setting for color vision deficiency

• Sound detector: detects the sounds of the doorbell or a baby crying for hearing-impaired users

• Flash notification: notify events such as calls, texts, and the alarm with rear camera flashes or blinks on the screen

• Sound balance: adjust the left and right volume

• Mono audio: switch from Stereo to Mono audio

• Universal switch: set custom switches and use them to control the features on your phone

• Assistant menu: allow better control of the device for people with reduced dexterity

• Direction lock: substitute password or pattern with a directional combination to unlock the phone. The combination is set by swiping in a series of four to eight directions

• Direct access: shortcut to accessing various accessibility features via hardware keys

In the box

Galaxy Note8
• Device with S Pen
• USB cable
• Earphone
• Ejection pin
• USB power adaptor
• USB connector (USB type-C)
• Micro USB connector
• Pen nibs
• Tweezer
• Case
• Quick start guide
*Actual components may vary by country or region
The Galaxy Note8, going by its price, isn’t made for an average Nigerian, we hope it gets the desired sales.

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