Get ready for something big. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has landed at Vodafone UK, and it's a powerhouse of a smartphone. Here's everything you need to know...

Get ready for something big. Something powerful. Something… Noteworthy. Yep, that’s right; the king of smartphone productivity is back, and it’s better than ever. It’s time to say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Note8, available to order now from Vodafone UK, with the chance to claim a free Samsung DeX station!

So what’s new, what’s better and what makes it such a productivity powerhouse? Read on for everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note8…

Samsung Galaxy Note8: Key specs

Display: 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display
Rear camera: Dual 12-Megapixel, f/1.7 & f/2.4 aperture, 2x Optical zoom
Front camera: 8-Megapixel, f/1.7 aperture
Processor: Exynos 8895 Octa-core, 6GB of RAM
Storage: 64GB, expandable by up to 256GB
Battery: 3,300mAh
Operating system: Android 7.1.1

Samsung Galaxy Note8: In detail

As with the Galaxy S8 before it, the first thing you’ll notice about the Note8 is that gorgeous, expansive Infinity Display. Here, in keeping with Samsung’s new ‘Do bigger things’ Note ethos, it’s a huge, rich 6.3-inch Super AMOLED number with an absolutely crazy 521 ppi resolution. Crucially, though, because of the tiny bezels top and bottom the Note8 manages to squeeze that massive screen into a phone around the size of a traditional 5.5-inch model. Handy.

Samsung’s also managed to fit an impressive 8-megapixel selfie camera in at the top, with an f/1.7 aperture and auto HDR, but it’s round the back where the Note8’s camera game gets really interesting.

There’s not one, but two 12-Megapixel sensors nestled next to the rear-facing fingerprint sensor, which work together to provide either 2x Optical zoom, or amazing portrait shots with the professional-looking ‘bokeh’ effect (where the background blurs behind whatever’s in the foreground). And it’s a Samsung flagship, so you know your shots are going to look great whatever the lighting conditions.

Inside, there’s an Exynos 8895 Octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM that’ll handle absolutely anything you throw at it (including Samsung’s dedicated split-screen multitasking mode), a 3300mAh battery that’ll keep you going all day long, and 64GB of inbuilt storage – which you can expand via MicroSD card by a further 256GB.

The whole thing’s wrapped up in Android 7.1.1, providing the very latest features from Google’s ever-evolving mobile OS.

And, because it’s a Note range phone, the Galaxy Note8 comes bundled with Samsung’s SPen, letting you write handwritten notes, markup documents on the fly, create sketches and more. On top of that there’s Bixby – Samsung’s new homegrown digital assistant – and DeX, which lets you seamlessly use the Note8 as a desktop computer when paired through the DeX station.

All in all? It’s a stunning package, with a raft of features that’ll make road warriors and productivity pioneers more than happy.

Order now! The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is available at Vodafone UK right now. Click here to get yours, then get ready to ‘do bigger things’.