Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumour roundup: Everything we know so far

The Galaxy Note 8 is perhaps the most high-profile smartphone coming from Samsung's stable this year. Even though the Galaxy Note 8 isn't coming anytime soon, and there's still time before the flagship smartphone hits the market. Here's everything we know about the Galaxy Note 8. 

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 4:17 pm
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The Galaxy Note 8 is perhaps the most high-profile smartphone coming from Samsung’s stable this year. After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung would like the Note 8 launch to happen without any controversy.  Which is why it is taking extra precautions to make sure the end product turns out to be fault-free.

Even though the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t coming anytime soon, and there’s still time before the flagship smartphone hits the market. Here’s everything we know about the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumour roundup Design, display

The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to sport the same design language like the Galaxy S8 series, barring a few cosmetic changes. Given that the smartphone will be launched in the Note series, the phone will ship with the S-Pen. And that’s enough to differentiate the Note 8 from the Galaxy S8+.

So while the design is expected to remain the same, the Note 8 might feature a slightly bigger 6.3-inch QHD ‘Infinity Display’ Super AMOLED display. That’s according to popular tipster Evan Blass. In contrast, the Galaxy S8+ ships with a 6.2-inch display. It will have the same edge-to-edge display and 18:5:9 aspect ratio.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumour roundup Dual camera, fingerprint scanner 

Latest reports suggest the Note 8 might have a dual rear camera setup, similar to Apple iPhone 7 Plus, OnePlus 5 and Huawei P10. Apparently the phone will feature two 12-megapixel cameras stacked horizontally and not vertical, as speculated earlier. The dual camera setup is claimed to come located to the left of flash and heart rate sensor.Previously reports in the past have claimed the Note 8 to feature  a dual camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens.

Samsung has been trying to embed an optical fingerprint sensor into the phone’s display for quite sometime. However, the company has unable to do so because of technical issues.  Which is why the Galaxy Note 8 may not feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner embedded into the Note 8’s display.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Processor, RAM 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to get minor hardware upgrades over the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Note 8 might feature the same Snapdragon 835 as the Galaxy S8 series.  Although the RAM is expected to be more generous at 6GB. On the battery front, the Note 8 is rumored to come with a smaller 3,300mAh battery. In contrast, the Galaxy S8+ features a bigger 3,500mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price

The Galaxy Note 8 might the company’s most expensive smartphone, claims Evan Blass. The phone will cost 999 euro (or approx Rs 72,123). meaning it will priced on a higher side. This may not come as a big surprise. Apple’s iPhone 8, which is likely to be launched in the first week of September, is also rumoured to cost upwards of $1000 ( or approx Rs 67,000) for the base variant.

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