Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled on August 26 at an event in New York City, according to a new leak that has just surfaced.
The phone has been in the rumor mills for quite some time now and while there have been debates on whether it will be unveiled in mid or late August, it seems the latter will be the case, at least according to a tipster who has just stumbled upon this information. This development comes after other reports had also suggested that the Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled at the IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 in early August and the phone started selling a couple of weeks later. If this is anything to go by, the Galaxy Note 8 could also start selling towards mid-September, just like some rumors had pointed out. While this info is not directly from Samsung, it adds more weight to the camp that was for the early September release date.
Previous rumors have indicated that the Galaxy Note 8 will simply be a stretched Galaxy S8 or rather S8+. The phone will keep just about the same looks, but a few tweaks will be thrown in to make it a little different from the rest. For instance, it’s claimed that the screen size will be between 6.3 and 6.4 inches, but the curved Super AMOLED panel will be retained.
We’ve also heard that the Galaxy Note 8 will ship with a 12MP+13MP dual-lens camera on the back, much to the delight of many Sammy fans. It was expected that the dual-lens setup would be made available on at least the Galaxy S8+, but this did not happen. Even though the fingerprint scanner will still be rear-mounted, the company will shift it to a better position that doesn’t mess with the main camera lens like with the case of the S8 pair. Apparently, this scanner will be placed just below the dual-lens setup.
Inside, the Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to come with a slightly enhanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM, but reports suggest that this massive RAM module may only be exclusive to the Chinese market.
Also, the Note 8 will come with an S Pen, IP68 dust and water resistance, USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and at least 64GB of expandable storage. But of course, these are unconfirmed reports, so take them with a grain of salt.