The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is, to put it simply, a very beautiful phone. We've done a quick hands-on of Samsung's latest flagship phablet recently, but we figured you might want to just let your eyes feast on its aesthetics.
With the display off, (and with a darker variant like this Midnight Black), the Galaxy Note8 is a beautiful slab of metal sandwiched between two pieces of curved glass. It's a fragile beauty though, as we're talking about glass after all, even if it is among the sturdiest of them all, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Staring into the abyss that is the front of the phone, you'll see the front-facing camera, an 8MP f/1.7 shooter, along with the earpiece, and an array of sensors.
It's much the same story round the back, save for the obligatory Samsung branding around the middle, followed by manufacturing information closer to the bottom, and the rear dual camera setup up top.
The dual camera setup here is a pair of 12MP sensors, both with optical image stabilization. The pecular thing here is Samsung's decision to implement a rear fingerprint sensor which, if you intent to make frequent use of it, takes some getting used to in order to reach it on the first attempt without smudging the camera. This may prove extra difficult for those with smaller hands.
With the Galaxy S series approaching phablet sizes with every iteration, the only thing that is keeping the blurry lines between them and the Note series distinct is the S Pen.
The S Pen, the mono speaker, the USB Type-C port, and the 3.5mm port sit at the bottom of the device.
The power button sits alone on the right, where the volume rocker would usually reside.
With Bixby getting its own physical button, it joins the volume rocker on the left side of the Galaxy Note8.
All that's left is the Hybrid SIM tray up top. With the minimum internal storage being 64GB, there's a lot less need for the second slot to be taken up by a microSD card, so if you have two Nano SIM cards that you need to use, there's a greater incentive to do so.
The Gear Fit2 Pro, on the other hand, is a discreet fitness tracker, but it boasts features like swim-proofing (water resistant up to 50m), built-in GPS, and multi-sport fitness tracking.
There are only two buttons, both of which are on the right side of the Gear Fit2 Pro. You wouldn't need more anyway, with the interface being as smooth and intuitive as it is.
The sensor array here provides continuous heart rate monitoring, and can be used with the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note8 to measure changes in blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and even stress levels.