Samsung has finally announced the release date of the Galaxy Note 8 and begun sending out the invite for the launch event. The successor of the Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Carnival scheduled on August 23, 2017, at Park Avenue Armoury in New York City.
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The launch date is absolutely in-line with what we previously reported. Looking at the official invite, it is quite evident that the Samsung’s upcoming flagship shall come with a 2:1 (18:9) Infinity Display similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, it seems like the Note 8 will feature slightly broader bezels than the S8 line-up.
Coming to the specifications, the upcoming smartphone is expected to pack a 6.32-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen. Inside, there should be a Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 SoC with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. However, some speculations suggest that the Samsung may introduce a newer Snapdragon 836 chipset.
Speaking of the optics, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would rock a dual camera setup at the back and a single selfie unit. The former will reportedly consist of two 13 MP snappers with support for up to 3x optical zoom and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
Connectivity-wise, the upcoming flagship should feature 1 Gbps 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack, etc. The phone might still come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.