The specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have been leaked, as rumours surrounding the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint sensor in the Note 9 swirl.
Samsung is expected to release the Note 8 on September 15th, but it will be unveiled on August 23rd, at a Samsung Unpacked event. If these dates are accurate, it will likely beat Apple’s next iPhone to market, perhaps giving it the edge in the competition between the two companies.
The Note 8 is likely going to come with a stylus, something the ill-fated Note 7 also featured.
According to well-known leaker Evan Blass, the Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display. This may sound particularly large, but is only just bigger than that of the Galaxy S8 Plus, which stretches to 6.2 inches.
It is currently expected that the Note 8’s screen resolution and ratio will be the same as the S8 Plus. The Note 8’s corners, however, will be more square than those currently seen on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
The Note 8 will likely feature a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, following on from the Galaxy S8, which did the same to reduce the size of the bezels. The leaked images show that the bezels on the Note 8 will be just as small.
Mr Blass also revealed that the Note 8 will have the same processor as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chip in Europe and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the US). However, it will see its RAM boosted to 6GB. It will come with 64GB of storage, as well as a microSD slot to expand that.
The biggest change will be the dual rear camera. Mr Blass said both devices will have 12MP sensors, but one is expected to have a wide-angle lens, an f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, making it the primary one. Meanwhile, the secondary sensor will likely have a telephoto lens, with an f/2.4 aperture, along with a 2x optical zoom.
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