The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be based on the design and build of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, think of wider Galaxy S8+ but with an S-Pen. The company will launch the Galaxy Note 8 with a lot of firsts, it will be the first Samsung smartphone with a 4k display, a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors. The phone is expected to feature a dual camera setup to directly compete with the iPhone Plus variant. News for this was just announced by Samsung, pointing to a dual 13 MP camera array with their IsoCell sensors. Both sensors feature 1.12 micron pixels and an f/2.0 aperture lens. However one is an RGB sensor and one a Monochrome sensor much like those seen on the Huawei phones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is set for launch on August 26th in New York , according to reports, but a Saturday launch seems unlikely for the company. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also expected to feature 6 – 8 GB of RAM as the company has finally been seen pushing 6 RAM in their mid-high range phones.
The phone along with the infinity display design is expected to have some interesting S-Pen features including new modes with which the pen will interact with the handset. For markets like India the launch will happen first week of September with availability tied in with the global release of 9th September.
The pricing of the Note 8 is what Samsung seems to be struggling with, and the phone is expected to cost US $ 1000 for the 128 GB variant and more for the 256 GB variant which will be the two variant to go on sale. In India, however, this time around the Samsun Galaxy Note 8 will be cheaper than the $1000 price and is expected to sell at INR 64999 for the 128 GB variant.
Recent case leaks of the Galaxy Note 8 on mobilefun’s website show a dual rear camera with the fingerprint sensor next to it, in a Samsung Galaxy S8 type setup. However rumours point to a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display, where the physical button is intended to be.