Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 "to launch in September"
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 18:58
It will have the same edge-to-edge display and 18:5:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8 series.
Rumors have suggested in past that Note 8 will come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 836 SoC, but now it has been heard that Samsung has chose to stick with 835 for now. However, it's now believed that the Galaxy Note 8 might kick things up a notch by asking for €999. In contrast, both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature 4GB RAM, though Samsung also sells the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM in selected countries. That said, Samsung will justify the inflated price tag with features such as S-=Pen support and dual-lens cameras.
This can be considered an uncorroborated rumor at the time of writing, as the official was not authorized to speak on the Galaxy Note 8 launch publicly.
Once again, Samsung has made the controversial choice of placing the fingerprint sensor on the same plane as the camera lenses - to the right of the flash and heart rate sensor - but at least this iteration sees them separated by a greater distance.
After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, it looks like Samsung simply does not want to take any risk with a big battery. For professionals, Samsung will offer improved split-screen multitasking and other improved S-Pen features such as full-sentence language translation, currency conversion, and the ability to pin handwritten notes to the always-on display. This is very much consistent with earlier reports on the subject, which have tended to suggest that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch or 6.4-inch display.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 8 will come equipped with the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets as the Galaxy S8 and S8+.