The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is likely to be unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 23. Though there aren’t any direct reports claiming this, in all likelihood, it’s a possibility.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
We had talked about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 seeing a possible launch in September 2017 having a price tag of €999. The Galaxy Note 8 might be the best phone from the South Korean company after the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Moreover, it’s also suspected to have a dual-camera setup that will make it the first such phone from Samsung. However, some leaks are also doing the rounds that the Galaxy J7 (2017) will have a dual-camera and might be the first phone from Samsung.
The performance of the Galaxy Note 8 will be under the scanner after the Note 7 battery fire incidents recorded in various markets. But there’s hardly any doubt that the phone helps users who want more out of their phones on-the-go. What Samsung wants is a safer Note 8 as well as gaining more out of it. Let’s dig a bit deeper.
To be perfectly sure of how the design of the GN 8 will be, the above video will clear a lot of things for you. The video shows a 360-degree view of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Remember, these are exclusive renders.
A close look at the phone will tell you that there aren’t many changes in this and the Galaxy S8/Plus. However, a major change is to the back of the handset that shows the dual-rear camera. Near the camera, you can see fingerprint scanner. It doesn’t look a good idea to have a fingerprint sensor so close to the camera lens. The lens can get blurry if the finger accidentally touches it as it’s so near.
RAM & Storage
The phone is likely to run on either 4GB of RAM or a more powerful 6GB RAM. This will make it sit in the list of the smartphones with 6GB RAM. There are a few features still to be confirmed and this is one of them. It’s also a possibility that the 6GB RAM will be for the Chinese market, while the 4GB RAM will be for other markets. A confirmation should presently arrive.
As far as the storage is concerned, there are again likely to be two options. One will have 64GB and the other one will have 128GB. Moreover, the storage is expandable via a MicroSD card. The upper limit is 256GB.
Processor & Software
As there’s very little confirmation about the processor, it’s likely that the GN 8 will have Snapdragon 835 to power the handset. Some reports also spoke about the presence of Snapdragon 836 under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which still is unannounced. Some markets will also see this phablet with Exynos 8985 chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will run Android 7..1.
Display & Camera
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to be huge one hands down. It can be either 6.4-inches or 6.3-inches. This means it’s certainly going to be more than 6-inches long. It will have a Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. Galaxy fans can easily relate the screen with that of the GS 8 lineup.
As rumored for days together, the Samsung flagship will have a dual camera setup. There will be a couple of 13MP sensors. It will have autofocus as well as f/2.0 aperture.
Room for Bixby too
Bixby first hit us with the Galaxy S8, which saw a delay in the US thanks to some data issues. There’s no surprise to see Bixby in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as the company is pushing the assistant forward. If rumors are anything to go by, the GN 8 too will have a dedicated Bixby button.
Availability & Pricing
Those who are in the know about the Samsung Galaxy phones will know that these phones are mostly pretty expensive. And things aren’t going to change a bit with the new flagship as well. On the contrary, the pricing bracket of the GN 8 might be even higher.
The Galaxy Note 8 is likely to be priced around 10% more than the Galaxy Note 7 at $850. This is really a high price tag, though, it’s likely that Samsung may bring out a few goodies during the pre-order. It’s likely that the company will follow the technique it used in 2016. They had offered a 256GB memory card, Gear Fit 2 as well as Gear VR as free offerings.
As far as the release is concerned, rumors and reports doing the rounds suggest that Samsung will unveil the Note 8 at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 23 in New York. The phone will be available in September and might hit the Asian markets in the following month.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be a better version of both Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy S8 series. Samsung fans are awaiting the phone as a safe device to use along with its innovations. If you are a loyal Samsung user, then there’s no doubt you should wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The looks are captivating and so are the features and the design. The phone has an eye-catching personality and worth holding in your hands.