Samsung has officially confirmed that it would be launching the Galaxy Note 8 by the end of August. Previously, rumours claimed that the device likely to be unveiled on August 23, ahead of the IFA 2017, which will kick start on September 2.
Samsung had a dream run with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the smartphones selling in a big number. However, the sales have now depleted, which is the reason why Samsung is pushing the launch a bit earlier. Moreover, Apple will launch the tenth anniversary iPhone 8 in September or October. Also, a new report cites that Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale in countries such as the US, UK, and South Korea in September, while other countries will receive the device by early October.
A couple of renders have spotted online recently, revealing the design of the phone completely. And today, there are few more renders of the device, which are on-par with the earlier leaked renders. The Note 8 will feature the same edge-to-edge Infinity display but will have a more rectangular body, same as the Galaxy Note 7.
Sadly, the front part of the renders are leaked, but no images are revealing the rear design though. The Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual rear camera setup at the back, a first product in the Samsung portfolio to feature two cameras.
The display size of the Galaxy Note 8 is said to be 6.3-inches with an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. It will be an edge-to-edge screen, as mentioned earlier. One thing which differentiates the Galaxy Note 8 from Galaxy S8 series is the S-Pen support. Samsung will continue to support the Note lineup with the S-Pen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will likely arrive with the Snapdragon 835 chip itself, rather than the Snapdragon 836 SoC pegged to release later this month. Finally, Samsung claimed to add 6GB of RAM with the base variant, which would be an appreciated and welcome move.
The Galaxy Note 8 may come with a 3000mAh battery, down by 500mAh used in the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 7. Lastly, the device will carry a massive price tag of €999.