Despite the damages that the Galaxy Note 7 has endured to Samsung’s S Pen toting smartphone line, the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 still is this year’s highly anticipated Samsung flagship and perhaps the entire smartphone market.
Disagreeing with early rumors and leaks, Evan Blass (@evleaks) pointed out that the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled by the second half of September, also a month late than previously expected.
According to some insiders, the Galaxy Note8 will be Samsung’s most expensive handset yet with a price that’s expected to go as 999 Euros in Eurozone and that more than a thousand dollars in the US in equivalent exchange rate. Though that information may not be as surprising as it sounds as the current Galaxy S8 and S8 flagships already has an expensive price tag in them and it should also be the case with the Galaxy Note8 as it comes later this year and that it packs a lot more and exclusive features that a regular flagship smartphone.
Though, this has never been verified but sources close to the company suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch display, that’s just a millimeter larger than the Galaxy S8+ and is expected to be wider though and probably one of the reasons why the millimeter difference on the display.
Inside, we may see the same powerhouse and the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ innards with an Exynos 8895 for the world market while a Snapdragon 835 is expected to grace in the US. What makes it different perhaps with the Galaxy S8 is that it comes with 6GB of RAM natively and might even ship with 8GB of RAM in selected markets.
The handset will house a dual camera module with two 12 MP sensors, while the Galaxy C10 may be the first Samsung device to include a dual camera module but the Galaxy Note8 will make them more improve, responsive and even better all over.
With Samsung already announcing that they will not include the in-screen fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy Note8 due to security and stability issues, the handset will and still places the fingerprint scanner next to the camera sensors closely similar with the Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy Note8 is also expected to house a slightly smaller 3300 mAh battery. This is to be expected as the Galaxy Note8 will have to accommodate the S-Pen port which consumes a considerable amount of space inside the handset.Talking about the S Pen, Samsung will further improve the S Pen on the Galaxy Note8 will full sentence translations and currency conversions and pinning notes on the Always on display just to name a few.
The Galaxy Note8 will also support Samsung DeX interface which users can turn the handset into a working desktop PC along with connected keyboard, mouse and external display.