The Galaxy Note 8 is slated to launch in September for almost $1k
We know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming, but there have been some details left unknown until now. Notorious leakster, Evan Blass, has shared some vital pieces of information regarding the upcoming device.
First and foremost, we’ll take a look at the design. It appears that the Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch device with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio found on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This also confirms that the Note 8 will see the same Infinity Display which was introduced with Samsung’s 1st half flagships.
As for power, the Note 8 will utilize either Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 SoC or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, along with 6GB of RAM. This bump in RAM marks the Note 8 as only the second device to include more than 4GB of RAM, other than the Galaxy C9 Pro.
Something that everyone has been wondering about comes in the form of the cameras. After the Galaxy S8 lineup was rumored to feature dual-cameras, only to see just one sensor, it seems that the Note 8 will be a bit different. The device will see two 12MP sensors, with each sensor featuring its own optical image stabilization hardware.
The biggest question surrounding the Note 8 has been the placement of the fingerprint scanner. Despite everyone hoping to see it embedded in the display, it seems that won’t be the case. Instead, it will be placed “to the right of the flash and heart rate sensor”. However, Blass explains that these sensors are “separated by a greater distance.”
As for the battery, there is no real surprise here. After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, there was no way that Samsung would try to cram a big battery in the Note 8. That being said, Blass reports the Note 8 will feature a respectable 3,300mAh battery, which is actually 200mAh smaller than the battery in the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Pricing could be the shell-shocker here. Blass is reporting that the Note 8 will be priced at €999 (or about $900), which is about $100 more than the Galaxy S8 Plus.