Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date, rumors and Specs

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the biggest comeback story in smartphones following all of the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 battery failures last year. It’ll be the real test of the Note family’s post-Note 7 recovery, even more so than the Galaxy S8, battery of which is so far incident-free.

While some early rumours said that that marked the end of the line for Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, the firm has itself confirmed that it will be returning in 2017 when it revealed that burned Note 7 users could bag themselves a half-price Galaxy Note 8.

So before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, we’re going to run through all the specifications  to see if the Note 8 even has a chance of delivering on all the hype.

Image Credit : Evan Blass

The Galaxy Note 8 is almost here and acclaimed leaker Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) is doing everything in his power to spoil Samsung’s surprises. Evan Blass published what he expects to see from the Note 8, going off of information from someone who was briefed on the device’s configuration.

Here’s what the device will have from Blass’ source:

  • IP68 water and dust certification, like all recent premium Galaxy smartphones

  • Massive 6.3-inch ‘SuperAMOLED’ Infinity Display with minimal bezels

  • New 18.5:9 aspect ratio with 1440 x 2960 (2K) native resolution

  • Dual rear-facing cameras with 12-megapixel sensors; one is wide-angle while the other is a telephoto lens that enables 2x optical zoom. Both feature optical image stabilization

  • A front-facing camera with an 8-megapixel sensor and an f1.7 autofocus lens

  • Design will be more “squared off” (incl. display corners) compared to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

  • Device dimensions of 162.5mm x 74.6mm x 8.5mm

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US and Exynos 8895 processor globally

  • 6GB RAM as standard versus 4GB in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

  • 64GB of storage, as well as expandable storage

  • MicroSD expansion slot retained

  • Fast-charging 3,300mAh battery that’s charged through USB-C or wirelessly

  • 3300mAh battery

  • Rear fingerprint sensor

  • Built-in ‘Bixby’ AI assistant

  • S Pen support

  • Color Options : Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue

  • Will cost around $900

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