Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Everything we know so far

Last year, the Galaxy Note 7 with premium design and compelling features was highly expected to overthrow Apple’s mighty iPhone. However, the Note 7 turned out to be a flop for Samsung following a series of reports of the device’s catching fire.

 Samsung has been busy recovering its damaged reputation following the Note 7 fiasco, and the company took steps to accomplishing that goal when it launched the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in March. However, consumers are still curious to see what Samsung will do this year to make a safe and innovative Galaxy Note smartphone.

In July, Samsung officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will make an appearance at the company’s Unpacked event on August 23rd. The South Korean Company has already sent out invitations for the New York event. We have got two weeks to go until the Galaxy Note 8 unveiling. In this article, we will go through everything we know so far about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone.

  1. Release date

There have been a lot of rumors hinting at the Note 8 release date. According to some reports, the next generation Galaxy Note might make its debut later this year. Samsung has recently suggested that the Note 8 will be announced on 23rd August at an event in New York. Tech analysts say that the device will hit stores in the US, UK, and other markets in September to take on the Apple’s upcoming premium iPhone.

Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 on 19 August, so it seems perfectly plausible that the Note 8 will see the light of day this month. The Galaxy Note 8 will be the Samsung’s ultimate weapon to compete with Apple this year, so let’s wait and see.

  1. Design and display

The release of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with Infinity display and small bezels may pave the way for the Note 8 with the same design language. Tech experts say that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will take some design hints from the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. However, it seems that the “Infinity Display” is not the only feature that the Note 8 will borrow from the Galaxy S8.

Rumors have recently suggested that Samsung is planning to make the phone even thinner than the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, while enlarging the screen size on the device, up to 6.3 inch. Besides, the adoption of the Infinity display may result in the removal of the physical home and navigation buttons on the front. Instead, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature an almost all-screen front, with the fingerprint scanner being relocated to the rear, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Besides, there will be a dual-camera setup on the back of the device, with much-improved sensors to offer 3x optical zoom, beating the iPhone 7 Plus’s 2x optical zoom. On the side of the device, you will hope to see a dedicated Bixby button, like the Galaxy S8.

As we’ve seen in recent leaked images, the Galaxy Note 8 will come in two color options, including Midnight Black and Maple Gold. However, tech analysts say that the Note 8 will be available in three color options, just like its predecessor.

  1. Specs

The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to come with the best of Samsung’s hardware and software. There’s a good chance that the Note 8 will be powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset at launch. This helps the device stand in line with other top-tier smartphones on the market. Besides, Samsung will likely launch a variant with the company’s own Exynos 8895 processor in Europe.

A lot of rumors claim that the Note 8 will come with an updated chip, the Snapdragon 836. However, the chip won’t launch until the final quarter of the year, so it remains unclear if the chip will find its way inside the next generation Galaxy Note.

According to some recent sources, the Galaxy Note 8 will mark the first Samsung phone with 6GB of RAM to launch globally. Back in April, the South Korean Company announced the 6GB of RAM variant of the Galaxy S8 Plus, but the device is available in China only.

When it comes to cameras, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a dual-camera setup, with two 13 MP sensors on the back. The second camera will provide 3x optical zoom, better than the 2x we have already seen in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5. According to tech experts, the dual cameras will allow for better image quality with more details even in low-light conditions.

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