We recently heard about the Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy S8 and now a new Microsoft Edition Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone has been launched.
The new device is now available to purchase from Microsoft’s online store, the device has the same hardware specifications as the standard Note 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition Features
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sold by Microsoft includes a variety of applications aimed at productivity such as Word, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook. Furthermore, the smartphone offers access to Microsoft’s proprietary voice-activated AI-powered assistant Cortana, though Samsung’s Bixby should still be a valid option for users who might prefer it instead. But aside from these software additions and a new launcher which can technically be acquired from the Play Store on any Android device running version 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or newer, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition retains all the hardware characteristics of the standard unlocked model launched by the Korean OEM in the United States.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition Specs
This includes the generous 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960 by 1440 pixels, and the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset housing eight 64-bit CPU cores and an Adreno 540 graphics chip. The flagship carries 6GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage expandable via microSD and is powered by a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging capabilities. The back panel accommodates a dual 12-megapixel camera setup with OIS and phase detection autofocus, while an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor provides auto HDR and 1440p video recording capabilities at 30fps.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition Price
As mentioned previously the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition is available for $929 unlocked and the price corresponds to the 64GB model, as the 128/256GB variants haven’t received the same treatment from the software giant and this is unlikely to change.