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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will support Google Daydream


At the time of launch, Samsung did not mention whether its Note 8 will come with support for Google’s virtual reality (VR) platform called Daydream. According to a report by Sammobile, it was assumed that the company would provide the technology in the form of an over-the-air (OTA) update. They pulled off a similar activity with Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It took them a while, but they eventually extended support for Daydream on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Company’s first device to support Daydream

A report by Nieuwe Mobiel quotes a Samsung representative as confirming that the Note 8 will be Samsung’s first smartphone to support Daydream out-of-the-box.

Google’s VR platform includes many exciting features. Users will be able to attach a head-mounted display headset and experience video content in VR. There are already many apps on the Google Play Store that are based on this technology. The users will have access to all of these apps. Samsung also has extended support for Google’s Gear VR accessories.

The last time their smartphone featured this addition, was when they launched the S7 lineup back in 2015. Strangely enough, the firm isn’t advertising this feature as much as they would expect to do so. Samsung can very well use Daydream as their primary selling point, given the speed at which the technology market is advancing. The smartphone’s high-end specs also fall parallel to the support of Daydream.

Here are the specs and features of the phone

According to a report by Android Headlines, Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED QHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

This is similar to what most LG flagships offer. There are two variants as far as its motherboard is concerned: an international one which is powered by Exynos 8895 processor and the US one, which features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 based on 10nm silicon.

Storage wise, the smartphone offers 6GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of inbuilt memory. Users also have the option of expanding its memory up to 256GB via the device’s microSD card-slot option. The phablet also comes equipped with the company’s iconic digital S pen.

The entire package is available for a starting price of $950, making it the most expensive offer by Samsung. Pre-orders for #Galaxy Note 8 units have already begun in most parts of the world. The company is expected to begin shipping by September 15. The units will arrive in the home market of China first, followed by an international roll out. #Samsung Galaxy Note #Head Mounted Display


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