Samsung is set to launch their latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 later in September this year. The phablet is rumoured to feature a 6.3-inch display with 18.5:9 Aspect ratio, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 processor, 3300 mAh battery and a Dual camera module.
The series of leaks and rumours have already begun and this time, the leaks show a Bezel-less Screen on the sides and a curved screen with minimum Bezels at the top and bottom.
Display and Camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the latest device in Samsung’s flagship Note series. It is rumoured to feature a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display with 16M colours and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It will come with an Always-On display like Samsung’s previous flagships. The Galaxy Note 8 will have a stylus too (After all that is what Note series is about).
Coming to the camera, the Primary shooter is rumoured to be a Dual Camera Unit, with two cameras of 12MP each with Independent OIS for both cameras. This can make the Note 8 the first Samsung device to use a Dual camera setup. The fingerprint sensor is also said to be at the back of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 performance
In terms of performance, the Note 8 was earlier said to come with the much awaited Snapdragon 836 SoC, but new leaks suggest the use of either the Snapdragon 835 or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 processor, both rumoured to be clocked at 3GHz. The RAM is set at 6GB in a time where phones are offering up to 8GB RAM.
The OS is rumoured to be Samsung’s optimized Grace UI skinned over Android Nougat or maybe even Android O, as the latest Android is rumoured to announce a stable version by August this year. An optimized OS along with a rumoured 3GHz processor can make the Note 8 incredibly smooth, despite a slash in the RAM.
The optimization is rumoured to feature an easier split-screen and multitasking experience. The Note 8 is also said to support the DeX station, which can turn any screen into a Computer, currently supported by the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
The Note 8 is speculated to boast a 3,300 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery, which is lesser than the Note 7’s 3,500 mAh battery, but Samsung seems to be prioritising stability over capacity at the moment. A battery of this size shall offer about a day’s worth of juice, considering the large screen and Stylus usage.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumoured to be priced around Rs. 65,000 and is expected to launch in September this year.