We’ve been bombarded with leaks about the Galaxy Note 8 for weeks with speculations that the highly anticipated would be coming out much earlier than anticipated. Now, Samsung finally sent out invites for the company’s next UNPACKED event which will be held on August 23, 2017 in New York. Like the usual practice that Samsung has been doing for years, the second UNPACKED event would certainly be the time that the company unveils their second flagship device the Galaxy Note series.
Though their teaser image didn’t say anything about the Galaxy Note 8 but something on the image that suggest that it be obviously just that. With the slogan “Do bigger things”, this would suggest that the device would be big and eventually will have a bigger display, something that have been with the Galaxy Note series since its inception.
The second more obvious about the image is the blue silhouette of the S Pen. The S Pen is a signature and built-in accessory to the Note series and with that along, it is understandably no other way that this isn’t the Galaxy Note 8.
From the leaks and renders that we had so far, the Galaxy Note 8 will embody the hailed design of the Galaxy S8 but is expected to be wider and narrower on the edges. And like the Galaxy S 8, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature Samsung’s infinity display at 6.3-inch. The handset is expected to be powered by either a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 depending on regions. A 6GB of RAM has been rumored at the base but we’ll have to take that at a grain of salt until then.
The Galaxy Note 8 will also be Samsung’s first flagship device to sport a dual camera sensor but that doesn’t mean its the first for Samsung as the Galaxy C10 took that crown awhile ago.
Another thing to note about the Galaxy Note 8 is that despite numerous speculations, Samsung can’t make it to include an in-display fingerprint sensor on the flagship citing concerns about reliability and security. So for the Galaxy Note 8, the fingerprint sensor, like on the Galaxy S8 will still find its way to the back but unlike the Galaxy S8 whose fingerprint sensor sits right next to the camera, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 8 will keep its distance from the camera sensor separated by its LED flash and heart rate sensor.
The Galaxy Note 8 looks to be a complete reboot on the Note series follow the demise of the Galaxy Note 7 of last year. Samsung should better be able to deliver a new Galaxy Note device without all the hiccups the Galaxy Note 7 had and is expected that Samsung would iron out the kinks that there are with the Galaxy S8 since the Galaxy Note 8 would be the Galaxy S8 with an S Pen anyway so customers expect them to be more refined and more sleek.
In addition to that, a new render courtesy of BGR has been outed online which shows how the Galaxy Note 8 could look like based on industry insiders: