Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specs, Features and Rumors and Updates

Samsung is back with a BAM in the phone market and unlike last year with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, this BAM won’t be literal. After the success of the current Flagship phones, The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with a huge success story in all markets around the world, Now We have Rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has recently surfaced, along with significant details about what we should be expecting from Samsung’s newest phone. Samsung has every intention to live up to its expectations as the company faced major problem last year due to battery issues in the Samsung galaxy note 7 that caused the phone to explode, the company is committed to getting this phone absolutely right this time. Here’s everything you should know about the news the Galaxy Note 8.

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

Is the news about Galaxy Note 8 real or a hoax?

The company has already confirmed launching a brand new note, Chief DJ Koh confirmed the existence when speaking to CNet and the news surfaced on January 23rd, 2017.  Even after the catastrophic outcomes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 the company insists on providing quality products, as Chief DJ Koh already mentioned: “Better, safer and very innovative Note 8”.

Release Date: When will Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Come out?

The company has already confirmed that the phone will be launched in the year 2017, however, they haven’t provided any further detail as to exactly when the phone will be officially released. Previously Samsung has always timed its releases with that of Apples’ iPhones, so the expected release date can be around August (Source: The Korea Herald), as the newest iPhone 8 is said to surface in the market in August.

If it’s competing with Apple, will it come without a headphone jack?

The newest iPhone was the hot topic of discussion due to its decision to eliminate its headset jack since the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is competing with iPhone is it also eliminating its headset jack? Samsung has confirmed that the new Note 8 does, in fact, have a headphone jack, so we can expect the Samsung Note 8 to play our music the traditional way.

However, since no official release date is published by the company itself, there are many possibilities, the company might release the phone earlier to fill the void of Note phones people have faced since the last year or it might release the phone later than August. The S8 along with S8 Plus were released later than their estimated date, chances are the company is investing extra time to make sure their latest phones are 100% safe. The company might also be stalling for time to give S8 enough leverage in the market before they decide to launch the new Galaxy Note 8, nothing can be said for sure until further details are published.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What’s New and what should you be Expecting?

Infinity Display:

Infinity Display was introduced by Samsung on its Galaxy S8 design, leaks have stated that the infinity display design will also be a part of Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The new infinity display shifts the home button to the back of the handset, allowing a sleeker appearance along with the curved edge-to-edge display. The top portion of the bezel is comparatively slimmer, providing for a larger portion of the phone display.

What’s more, is that infinity display also enables more of the screen to be packed in the standard body size, in comparison the Galaxy S8 Plus is marginally bigger than the Galaxy S7 Edge and hence the screen sized switched from 5.5 inches to 6.2 inches. Similar screen size gains can be expected from the newest Galaxy Note 8.

Pixel sense 4k Resolution:

The Galaxy notes are famous for their groundbreaking state of the arts Screens but this time around leaks have stated that the newest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be jam-packed with an incredibly pixel dense screen of 4k.

Won’t having a pixel sense of 4k resolution shorten the battery life? What’s the need for a 4k display on a smartphone?

When it comes to using a cell phone a 4k display might be a bit over the top but rumors have stated the newest galaxy note 8 will come with such a display. The best time for a company to use a 4k display screen on a smartphone is when it comes to “Virtual Reality”. Now for the battery draining issues, the jam-packed screen is bound to suck the life out of your battery, the Samsung S8 comes with an HD display and it’s up to the user to switch it up or not, a similar case can be expected from the Note 8.

What would be The size of the Note 8?

Leaks have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a size of 6.4 inches.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Camera:

Here is what the hottest leak state about the Note 8’s camera, a 12 Mega Pixel wide angle lens, and a 13 Megapixel telephoto one. A dual lens camera! With the combination of a 3x optical zoom! (source: analyst Ming-Chi Kuo)

Not to mention the phone is expected to have optical image stabilization and a 5-8 Mega Pixel front facing the camera with the ability to autofocus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Processor:

It is highly likely that the New Note 8 will have the same processor of Galaxy S8, the two strongest possibilities are either:

  • Samsung’s custom-built Exynos 8995 chipset
  • Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 835 chip

Either way, we will be getting a processor that is efficient and less power hungry.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Operating System & Power:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have Android Nougat. The phone may also have a RAM from 4GB to 6GB.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery:

The company has faced many issues regarding the previous battery scenarios and concerns have surfaced for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s batteries, leaks suggest the batteries would be within a safe range of 3500 mAh. The 4k resolution might force us to conclude that the battery life of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would be around 5,000 mAh but the company’s intentions on making the phone safer make us reconsider.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Other Features:

Some of the expected leaked features are,

  • A fingerprint scanner built into the screen
  • An iris scanner
  • Dust and Water Resistance
  • Bixby AI 2.0
  • A stylus with a speaker

With all the above mentioned High-End specs sheet, The price tag of the device is expected to be matching the same heights. Yes the most expected price tag for the Galaxy Note 8 for the base mode is $900. As mentioned in many top blogs.

Wireless charging, Iris scanners, dust and water resistance are just some of the perks the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have, a lot of details haven’t been officially published as of yet but the note 8 has already become one of the most anticipated phones of the year.

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