Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is easily the sexiest looking phone on countries around the world with its curved edge-to-edge screen, but the best has yet to come.
The Galaxy Note 8, the successor to last year’s unfortunate explosion-prone Note 7, ought to be able to launching sometime in September just in time to rumble with Apple’s iPhone 8. And now, thanks to a new leakage, we know just about everything there is to know about it.
Notorious phone leaker Evan Blass( better known as @evleaks) has a new report for VentureBeat that spills virtually all of the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8.
Blass mentions the phone will have a 6.3 -inch curved edge-to-edge “infinity display” that’s just slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+ ‘s 6.2 -inch screen.
Along with “the worlds largest” screen, the Note 8 will, of course, come with an S Pen stylus( it is a Note after all) with economically more advanced features, and dual cameras.
The latter would be a first for any of Samsung’s flagship Android phones, and would eventually compete with the iPhone 7 Plus and recently released OnePlus 5’s dual cameras. The Note 8’s said to have dual 12 -megapixel cameras( just like on iPhone 7 Plus) with optical image optical image stabilization.
The Note 8 will reportedly sport the same chip as the Galaxy S8/ S8+ Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 microchip with 6GB of RAM( two more than the S8 ).
These all audio great, if not expected, but now for some features that might disillusion fans.
One thing Samsung won’t reportedly be repeating: cramming in a larger capability. The report claims Samsung’s going with a 3,300 mAh battery, which would be smaller than the S8+ ‘s 3,500 mAh battery. Last year Samsung gave the Note 7 its largest battery in a flagship ever, and well, that terminated up with the phones exploding everywhere, and its eventual discontinuation.
The Note 8 might have a fingerprint sensor right next to the camera again.
The biggest flaw on the Galaxy S8 was the situation of its fingerprint sensor: on the back, next to the camera. Not only is it difficult to reach, but you’ll almost always end up smudging up the camera instead because they feel so similar.
If Blass is right( and he almost always is ), the Note 8 won’t have the fingerprint sensor embedded under the presentation( like rumored for the iPhone 8), but will be right next to the camera again. “Once again, Samsung has induced the controversial option of placing the fingerprint sensor on the same plane as the camera lenses to the right of the twinkling and heart rate sensor but at least this iteration reads them separated by a greater distance.” Ugh. Samsung is likely to rely on iris scanning, facial acknowledgment, and the touch panel on the bottom of the screen, like on the S8/ S8 +, for security.
Even more heartbreaking could be the price. The Galaxy Note series is Samsung’s very best, with all of the best features possible, and that’s always indicated with steep pricing. The Note 8 will reportedly be no different, coming in at 999( unlocked) according Blass, which translates to approximately $1,111 at the time of this writing.
But hey, at least it’s said to support the Samsung DeX docking station that turns the phone into a pseudo-desktop PC. And it might come in black, blue, and amber. That stuff matters, right?