Samsung has finally announced its Galaxy Unpacked Event on August 23 in New York where the company will launch the new Note series device Galaxy Note 8 with new design and features. Samsung has confirmed this news via an official blog post in which a teaser has been posted by the company that says “Do Bigger Things” and comes with a glimpse of the phone’s outer part with an S-Pen Stylus that is the signature of the Galaxy Note series. Samsung might be taking serious measures to prevent the battery related issues we saw with the Note 7 whose production was halted after a number of explosion incidents reported across the world and the company was forced to recall all the Galaxy Note 7 units.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was leaked a number of times online confirming most of the specifications of the device. According to the rumors, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.3 inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and is similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by the Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which will be region based. The device will have 6GB of RAM and will be the second device from the company getting more than 4GB of RAM, previously Galaxy C9 Pro was launched with 6GB of RAM. It will run on the Android O 8.0 OS out of the box and might feature Hybrid Dual SIMs in some regions.
The Galaxy Note 8 will be the first Samsung phone to feature a dual camera on the rear side with two 12-megapixel sensors and will have independent optical image stabilization for the lens. Evleaks further claims that the camera lenses will be configured horizontally, and will be placed to the left of the flash and heart rate sensor. The fingerprint scanner will be placed on the rear side just like the Galaxy S8 Duo, it will be placed on the rear panel to the right of the flash and heart rate sensor. The device will be backed up by the same 3300mAh battery that powered the Galaxy Note 7 and will have an improved S-Pen that will allow its users to perform full-sentence language translation and currency conversion.
The device will be available with black, blue, and gold color options. It will have a €999 retail price that will be similar to around $900 in the US given that the €799 Galaxy S8 and €899 S8+ initially sold unlocked for about $725 and $825. The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will start on August 23, 2017, at Park Avenue Armory in New York City with doors opening at 10 a.m. (EST) and the official event will start at 11 a.m. (EST). Stay tuned.