SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8: SPECIFICATIONS, LAUNCH AND PRICE

We were afraid to see one of Samsung’s most acclaimed ranges disappear but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has ended our fears. The disaster of the Galaxy Note 7 was a turning point in the quality policy of the company, which even made the whole telephony industry falter. The launch of the  Galaxy S8 has been a test of fire and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the new phoenix. Update : latest rumors about technical features , price  and design .

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will your design and finish be so similar to the S8?

Ice Universe brings back a leak, this time it is a screensaver for the new Note 8. As we see in the tweet the corners are somewhat more square than the S8 but maintains all the essence of minimum edges of the flagship. The phablet inherits, as it could not be otherwise, the Infinity screen that we suppose maintains the format of 18,5: 9.

A filtered render confirmed the suspicions of  Venture Beat . BRG  has published these images of a 3D CAD that seems to come directly from the design chain of Note 8. Here it is clear how Samsung would repeat the controversial decision to place the fingerprint reader in the same plane as the camera. To the right we have the flash and a camera with two sensors that this time are aligned in horizontal.

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Note 8 would repeat with the fingerprint sensor on the back. / © BGR

A render of the Galaxy Note 8 filtered through the Internet approached the design of the photos a little lower: same design of the S8 and S8 + , apparently also an 18.5: 9 screen format with a few edges in its minimal expression ; Camera module now double . Also this time the flash would be just below the camera instead of to the side as before.

These are the first filtered images of the supposed Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with the new design. The most remarkable aspect is that in these images we can see how the supposed device looks identical to its prime brother, the S8 and especially the S8 +. The only difference we can detect in the photographs would be that it has a dual camera and is positioned vertically.

It seems that Samsung has corrected the untimely position of the fingerprint reader of the S8 that was in the back and made it easy to cover or dirty the camera. In this case we do not observe the biometric sensor either on the front or the back of the device, so it seems that it will be integrated in the screen.

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Images of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 / © Price Raja

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Screen Will It Be Giant?

The screen of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appeared in a filtered video on Twitter. From the images it seems that the brand wants to repeat and enlarge more possibilities of the Galaxy S8 +. The front panel seems to offer a diagonal of 6.3 with the same format as the S8 of 18: 5: 9. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen also comes equipped with Edge edges and will be AMOLED technology. It repeats the new philosophy of the manufacturer “a lot of screen in a relatively small body”.

It seems that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come equipped with Quad-HD display or 2K resolution. This is going to be a succulent improvement for the field of virtual reality (VR). We also assume that it will arrive with a virtual reality glasses, Gear VR , but it is not so clear that points to the car of Google Daydream View .

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Software

The development of the software that will bring the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is already underway. We hope that the device is perfectly adapted to the virtual reality but not forgetting the main characteristic of the Note range: the S-Pen. Samsung’s artificial intelligence, Bixby, which made its debut on the Galaxy S8, will also be part of Note 8.

We found, obviously, Android Nougat with its interface TouchWiz and the new owner of Grace UX that now has happened to be called Samsung Experience. As usual, Samsung will pre-install some of your applications and also third-party devices.

Sammobile  confirmed already some months ago, the beginning of the development of the firmware of the new phablet with the filtration of the compilation numbers for the international version:

  • Galaxy Note 8: N950FXXU0AQC6 / N950FOXM0AQC6 / N950FXXU0AQC6

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Finally dual camera

According to a report by  The Korea Herald  Samsung is going to be inspired by Apple (more specifically in the iPhone 7 Plus) to provide the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a camera that combines a lens with a wide angle and a telephoto lens. It is curious that the last flagship of the Korean brand, Galaxy S8 , do not bring a dual camera as is current trend in the smartphone market.

Samsung has changed its mind and it seems that the Galaxy Note 8 will come equipped with one of these double cameras. The wide-angle lens would come equipped with a 12 MP sensor and the telephoto lens would count with another 12 MP. It is also rumored to have a dual image stabilizer and a 3x optical zoom.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specifications and technical characteristics

It seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 processor will be the last Snapdragon 835 SoC, but as usual this will only be seen in the US, the rest will have to conform to Xynos, as with the S8.

Another possible technical feature is the 6GB of RAM. Also, some sources confirm that it will come equipped with the S Pen and with a battery of 3300 mAh. Samsung remains discreet in choosing the battery for the new Galaxy Note 8 and not repeat the same error he committed with Note 7.

In line with industry trends, another area of expansion in this 2017 is artificial intelligence. With the Galaxy S8 we have seen the debut of Bixby, the personal assistant created by Viv Labs, a software company acquired by Samsung in October 2016 and creators of Siri, Apple’s personal assistant.

We assume that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will bring like the Galaxy S8 Bixby and Google Assistant.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date and price

According to VentureBeat , the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be 999 € which would make it the Samsung smartphone with the most up-to-date market price to date.

The latest rumors suggest that, like its predecessors, the Galaxy Note 8 will be presented at an independent Samsung event before the IFA Berlin, specifically between August 14 and 20 in New York . In this way Samsung would advance to the launch of the iPhone 8 taking the lead in front of Apple.

Jens Heithecker, executive director of the IFA, stated during a press conference in Lisbon that the international electronics fair in Berlin would be the best place to introduce the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The last device Note that came to the IFA was the Note 4. The last two Galaxy Note were presented in August, thus anticipating their traditional appointment at the IFA Berlin in September.

This year all the attention is placed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which seems to be the great announcement of IFA 2017 in Berlin. We will see if this year Samsung is not ahead of the date.

The Galaxy Range

The Note is undoubtedly one of the star families of Samsung and now the company has two good reasons to make the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 a spectacular device. The first is, as we have said, to continue the success of this line; And the second is to clear his name and restore confidence in the brand. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 should not only match but exceed by far the promises of Note 7 and become without doubt in one of the best Android smartphones of 2017 .

Baikal is the code name of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, a name known to Samsung employees and has been used for its development process. Baikal is one of the deepest lakes in the world and one of the largest water reserves on earth, lies to the south of Siberia.

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