Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rumor, Specs, Price and Release Date (August 23, 2017)

Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 was a disaster, which forced Samsung to issue a recall for their burning products. That’s why people are looking forward to how Samsung will handle their next flagship, Galaxy Note 8.

Specs

Italic specs are ones which haven’t been confirmed yet.

OS Android 7.1.1
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895 (global) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (US)
RAM 6GB
Storage 64 or 128GB + microSD
Display 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED with Infinity Display and minimal bezels (Dimension: 162.5mm x 74.6mm x 8.5mm)
Battery 3300mAh
Rear Cameras Dual 12MP with OIS, and 3x Optical Zoom
Colors midnight black, arctic silver, orchid gray/violet, coral blue, dark blue, deep sea blue, pink and gold.

Battery is downsized to 3300mAH is reasonable because of the S pen space.

Other Features:

  • Wireless charging and quick charging via USB Type-C
  • S Pen
  • Iris scanner
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • DeX support
  • IP68 water and dust certification
  • Samsung Experience 8.5. This is UI that Samsung has been working on. It is an integral part of the company’s take on Android 7.1 Nougat.

 

Design

Image from Twitter Evan Blass

Twitter user, Evan Blass, has leaked images purportedly showing the front, rear, and sides of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. That could be the final design. Unfortunately, this leak confirms that the fingerprint sensor is placed in much the same place as the Galaxy S8’s, which is on the right of the camera. The design is more “squared off” compared to Galaxy S8.

The phone features new 18.5:9 aspect ratio with 1440 x 2960 (2K) native resolution.

Release Date

We don’t know exact the date Note 8 will hit the shell but Samsung has confirmed that the phone will launch on August 23, 2017. There are leaks state that pre-orders for the device will be opened on August 25.

Price

Rumor has it that the Galaxy Note 8 could break the $1,000 barrier.