We may finally know exactly what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will look like, thanks to a substantial leak that shows off the phone from basically all angles.
The leak appears to be a series of official press images depicting the upcoming Samsung phablet in a variety of colors and from basically all sides. The pictures were posted to Twitter by noted phone leaker Evan Blass, who has a great track record of disseminating accurate information about upcoming devices. You can view the tweets below.
When it rains etc. pic.twitter.com/D0lFR5Wn1B
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017
Samsung Galaxy Note8 (in Midnight Black) pic.twitter.com/QZii9xFarQ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 31, 2017
The images appear to confirm several rumors about the upcoming Note 8, including the fact that it will sport a horizontally aligned dual-camera setup with 12-megapixel sensors and optical image stabilization like the iPhone 7 Plus. Also, it appears that the phablet will retain Samsung’s characteristic rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. When compared to the Galaxy S8 lineup, the Note 8 appears to have even smaller bezels — though not by much — that are a bit more squared-off. Compared to the Galaxy S8+’s 6.2-inch screen, the Note 8 is also rumored to have a slightly bigger 6.3-inch AMOLED display. You can compare the two phones below.
Galaxy S8 v/s Galaxy Note8.
Botnh the images are of @evleaks.https://t.co/vEOHjne9M1pic.twitter.com/gQAZBg4dAF
— Raj. A. Desai. (@DesaiRaj414) August 1, 2017
In addition to its massive display, the Galaxy Note 8 is largely expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 3,300 mAh battery, 6 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of onboard storage. It’s also expected to feature wireless charging, a separate stylus, and will presumably run a version of Android Nougat 7.0.
True to Samsung’s long-standing tactic of trying to beat Apple to the punch, the Galaxy Note 8 is slated for an Aug. 23 launch — though recent reports suggest that, like the iPhone 8, the Samsung phablet might face a delayed shipping timeline. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the Note 8 will win back the brand loyalty that Samsung lost due to the fiery Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.