Samsung recently sent out media invites for an unpacked event on August 23 in New York. While everyone already knows what's coming from the South Korean smartphone giant, but to build the anticipation, the company today revealed what they're actually launching. And yes, it's the same Samsung Galaxy Note 8, like everyone imagined.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be a major smartphone for Samsung and in particular for the Note lineup. Samsung recalled a whopping 4 million Galaxy Note 7s due to defective batteries. There were some rumours as well, citing the end of Note lineup, but Samsung is looking for a redemption with the Note 8.
A recent report revealed that Samsung is launching the device ahead of Apple iPhone 8 to achieve decent sales for the flagship phone. More importantly, the iPhone 8 will be a significant upgrade in three years, since the Apple iPhone 6. The Note 8 will be unveiled on August 23, but it will be up for sale in countries such as the US, UK, and South Korea in September. Other markets such as Europe, India will witness the device in October.
The specifications of the Galaxy Note 8 have been making rounds on the web for quite some time now. The Note 8 is also said to be Samsung's first dual camera smartphone. The device will likely make use of two 12MP sensors at the back, and both of them will have support for Optical Image Stabilisation.
The Galaxy Note 8 will pack a 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display, same as the Galaxy S8 duo, but the device will be rectangular in shape, as you can see in the renders above. Also, a couple of images reveal that the phone will have a bigger top bezel, unlike the smaller one seen on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
On paper, the device will be a powerful one and makes use of Snapdragon 835 chip (Exynos 8895 version for India). Finally, Samsung is looking to add 6GB of RAM for the base variant of the Note 8. The smartphone might arrive in different storage versions- 64GB, 128GB, and a 256GB. Other basic features such as IRIS scanner, Heart Rate Sensor, etc. will be present in the Note 8.
Samsung will pack a 3500mAh battery to the device, and it will have support for S-Pen as well. A report also said that the Note 8 would be Samsung's costliest smartphone ever, carrying a price tag of $999 (approx. Rs. 64,400). The Indian launch will take place after the official launch of the product.