Galaxy Note 8’s Final Specs Leak Reveal a Dual-Camera With 2x Lossless Zoom and a Display That’s Barely Larger Than a Galaxy S8+
Samsung is prepping to announce its Galaxy Note 8 on August 23 in New York City, making the unveiling take place ahead of Apple’s iPhone 8 announcement in order to garner as many pre-orders as possible. Now, the phablet’s hardware specifications have been detailed here and they are more than a few similarities between the Note 8 and Galaxy S8+ as you’ll soon find out. However, there are going to be some notable upgrades not present in either of Samsung’s earlier released smartphones.
6.3-Inch Diagonal Display Measurement Makes the Galaxy Note 8 Only Slightly Larger Than Galaxy S8+ – Comes With Smaller Battery Capacity Compared to Note7
According to VentureBeat, the corners of the Galaxy Note 8 are expected to be more squared when comparing the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Samsung is going to retain the crisp Super AMOLED panel on the upcoming flagship, along with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 in an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Given below are the dimensions of the handset.
- 162.5mm x 74.6mm, with an 8.5mm thickness.
Just like the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8+, the U.S.-based version of the Note 8 will come powered with a Snapdragon 835. There were rumors that a more powerful Snapdragon 836 is going to be Incorporated in the 6.3-inch handset, but it looks like that is not going to be the case. For models being sold outside of the U.S., an Exynos 8895 is going to be present.
In addition, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to get a RAM upgrade to 6GB LPDDR4X coupled with 64GB of onboard memory that comes with the option to expand your existing storage. It has not been confirmed if there are going to be exclusive Korean models with better hardware being sold in the near future, but we’ll find that out eventually.
In terms of imaging, Galaxy Note 8 will have two main rear shooters, both featuring a maximum image resolution of 12MP. The primary wide-angle one will have a F/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, while the telephoto lens will feature a F/2.4 aperture and comes with 2x optical zoom functionality. Both lenses will be optically stabilized as they should, given that you’re expected to pay a huge sum for the phone.
Just like its predecessors, the Note 8 will provide support for wireless charging thanks to its glass and metal exterior, but there’s a smaller 3,300mAh battery present underneath the hood. The Type-C USB port can be used for multiple purposes and for color options, you will have access to four of them:
- Midnight Black
- Maple Gold
- Orchid Grey
- Deep Sea Blue
Expect to pay a premium for the smartphone because according to previous reports, the Galaxy Note 8 will get a €1,000 price in Europe when it starts to ship in September.