Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launching Today: Everything We Know So Far


Earlier this year it was confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled on August 23, 2017, at an event in New York City and while the official release is scheduled for 8:30 pm (IST) here is everything we know about the device so far including rumoured specs and features.


Soon after the release of Samsung’s flagship device — the Galaxy S8 and S8+ —rumours about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship phablet began to do rounds.

According to the leaked images, the Galaxy Note 8’s front panel bears a striking resemblance to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the slim bezel less end-to-end display.

On the rear though, the Galaxy Note 8 sports dual-lens camera on the rear panel and fingerprint reader besides the camera too.

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Fingerprint Sensor Placement

There had been rumours about the Galaxy Note 8 coming with under-the-display fingerprint sensor but those were dismissed as soon as new leaked images surfaced placing the fingerprint sensor at the same position on the rear panel which was loathed by many.

People weren’t impressed by the placement of its fingerprint sensor besides the primary camera on the rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and the same feature seems to be back on the Note 8.

The noticeable dissimilarities are the squared edges and the slight replacement of the fingerprint sensor which is now located a bit away from the camera lens. Maybe now you’ll smudge the lens a bit less than the flash.

Wireless Audio

Another set of rumours indicate that the Note 8 might come with wireless earbuds similar to Apple’s AirPod. The South Korean giant might launch a pair of wireless earplugs with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 device that will be powered by its artificial intelligence assistant ‘Bixby’.

The earphones will also feature noise cancelling technology and will also work with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Rumoured Specs of the Galaxy Note 8

  • Display: The Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio (1440 x 2960).
  • Processor: The device will be powered by Samsung Exynos 8895 chipset globally and the Snapdragon 835 chipset in the USA.
  • Memory and Storage: The base variant will sport 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
  • Camera: The dual-lens rear camera setup features two 12MP sensors — one wide angle and the other telephoto. The selfie camera gets an 8MP lens.
  • Battery: The Galaxy Note 8 will be backed by a 3300 mAh battery unit which can be charged either via USB Type C fast charging or wireless charging.

The device is expected to come in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue and might start shipping by September 2017.

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