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By Team Asianet Newsable | 04:18 PM July 14, 2017
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coming in August? Here's what we know

Highlights

  • After the Note 7 fiasco, fans were left wanting for something really exciting.
  • Galaxy Note 8 is said to come with the same Infinity Display design but with a slightly bigger screen.
  • The dual rear camera would be the most distinguishing feature of the Note 8.

Among the most highly anticipated devices of the year is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The recent reports (via TheVerge) point out that the device could be launched on 23 August, and just before that, Samsung has tweeted an image stating how 'Exynos can handle it all'. 

 

 

The image in the tweet is being speculated to be the Note 8, as it talks about 'infinite possibilities' offering a look at the Infinite Display. Meanwhile, a lot is already been said and written about the device. A recent leak came in the form of cases from a case maker called Sanfeng as well as from another third-party case maker (via BGR.com) posted by a Weibo user, giving a sneak peek into the phone design. It shows the fingerprint and camera sensor cluster on the rear side. One of the leaked images showing the lower edge further confirms that the company will retain the 3.5mm audio jack. 

 

The dual rear camera would be the most distinguishing feature of the Note 8, something that the company skipped on the Galaxy S8. While its presence had been rumoured since Note 8 virtually came to existence. But last week BGR hinted use of new dual Isocell sensors that the company announced at MWC 2017 Shanghai.

 

The rumours so far says Note 8 will have two 12MP sensors, but fitted with their own Optical image stabilization (unlike on the iPhone 7 Plus where only one sensor has it). One sensor might get a telephoto lens for the ‘Zoom-in’ function while the other would come with a usual lens.

 

Galaxy Note 8 is said to come with the same Infinity Display design but with a slightly bigger screen. But nobody knows if it will have 4K as the native resolution. Given its 6.3 inch size, the AMOLED panel will be a battery guzzler for the phone. 

 

Note 8 is essentially a phone with a pen, a pen that works wonderfully with the phone. After the Note 7 fiasco, fans were left wanting for something really exciting, and probably an old design with a safe battery counts good enough for that.

 

Note 8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch AMOLED display, an Exynos 8895 chipset accompanied by 6GB RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage, IP68 water and dust resistance, 12MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter, some new battery safety features and new TouchWiz built over the Android 7.1.1. But its price will also be something no other Samsung phone had before. Galaxy Note 8 is said to be the costliest Samsung phone in history.

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