After many months of speculations, rumors, and leaks, the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s latest flagship device, will be revealed later this week.
On August 23 at exactly 8 am PT, the Korean tech giant will be having a major Unpacked event and they are expected to reveal what’s next in the Note series. Evan Blass, a renowned leak specialist, has reported that the new Galaxy Note 8 will be available for pre-order the next day and it is expected to hit the market on September 15. He adds that the pre-orders were packed with wireless charger or a 360-degree camera, and a 256GB microSD, while the pre-orders for European countries will come with a DeX Dock.
Last year, Samsung had a major setback on the Note 7 after it started catching fire due to a failure in its battery. The company is now putting these issues behind and they are now aiming to win the consumers back again.
The latest Galaxy Note 8 was said to have a 6.4-inch Infinity Design just like the Galaxy S8, only it has a bigger display with 18.5:0 aspect ratio and innovative productivity features on its S-Pen stylus. The Note 8 will also feature a rear fingerprint sensor, Bixby AI assistant button, 12-megapixel dual rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera, and a whopping 64GB internal storage running on Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 CPU (in the US, it will run on Snapdragon 835).
The most important update that everyone is eager to know is the Galaxy Note 8’s battery. Samsung initiated an enhanced safety checklist after they found holes in the battery testing that result to the Note 7 debacle. And they followed the same procedure as part of the revised testing measure for the Galaxy S8 and the future Samsung phones.
Samsung is marketing the Note 8 with their core message, “Do bigger things.” The message makes sense since the Note 8 will be considerably bigger, however, it’s not only the size of the Note 8 is bigger, but its price tag too. As such, I believe that even if many users will embrace Samsung’s larger display, some will fix a limit on its retail price. Many assumed that the price of the Galaxy Note 8 will be over $900 and the contract deals will start at £40 per month.
Given all the outstanding features of the latest flagship from Samsung, we still have to wait until Wednesday to see what the company has in store for us, but all rumors, leaks, and reports are pointing to a gripping new smartphone.
Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 teaser below: