The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the highly anticipated smartphone this year. Not only because it’s a flagship phone, but it’s also the successor of last year’s Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled after several units caught on fire. And yes, we’re not too far away from the launch, which is said to happen next month on August 23 in New York City.
Samsung yesterday gave a bombshell by allegedly leaking the Galaxy Note 8 in a teaser of its Exynos 9 chipset. The Galaxy Note 8 might not feature the Exynos 9 chipset, but Samsung hasn’t finalised the design of the Galaxy S9 series as of now. So, the device should be the Note 8. On par with the image, a new set of renders have surfaced online, which revealed the front part of the Galaxy Note 8.
The new images show that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a more rectangular design, than the curved one like the Galaxy S8 duo. However, the device will have the same QHD+ Infinity Display, same as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The screen size, for now, is believed to be a 6.3-inch panel.
Along with the rectangular body and slightly bigger screen, the Galaxy Note 8 will be taller than the Galaxy S8 series. Also, the images clearly indicate the Bixby button’s presence at the left side of the phone, another Galaxy S8 feature.
However, as mentioned earlier, these images did not reveal the rear design of the smartphone. The Note 8 is heavily rumoured to be the Samsung’s first smartphone to feature a dual camera setup at the back. The rear camera modules are claimed to be placed horizontally, and there would be a fingerprint scanner as well beside the rear camera, but it’s believed to be in a much better position than what we have experienced with the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
The Galaxy Note 8 will run the Android 7.1.1 Nougat based TouchWiz UI and will include 6GB of RAM. There won’t be a 4GB RAM option this year. The device will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU. Other markets such as India will get the Exynos 8895 version of the smartphone. The Note 8 will go through various security checks before going official.
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