Update: a new render found by popular tech review site Trusted Reviews has appeared!
The render found by Trusted Reviews was posted on twitter by Jonathan Endicott, CEO of Slickwraps, a company that specializes in making phone skins for many popular phones today. The image is a CAD render, used to design smartphone accessories in time for the phone launch. The caption below the picture states, “Working Hard on the Note 8”.
The render does match up to the specifications that have been leaked about the Note 8 pretty much to a T. While it does resemble leaks around the internet, and another design render as mentioned in the article, it still may be too early to say whether the renders are real or not. Who knows?
This blog talks about current Galaxy Note 8 leaks made public ahead of the August launch.
We have now reached the time where the rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note flagship come full force. After the Galaxy S8 the Note 8 will be the most important Samsung device to launch in 2017. The Galaxy Note 8 will be an incredibly important release due to the complete and utter failure that was the Galaxy Note 7.
For those who happened to be living under a rock in 2016, the Note 7 had multiple issues with batteries exploding, and causing fires for the short amount of time the Note 7 was available. The Galaxy S8 launched with huge success, and still sells in the millions to this date. With August just a month away, it only makes sense that we are hearing more about the Note 8.
Renders of the Note 8 have been revealed last week, and now we have specs leaked along with those renders. According to sources found by BGR, the Note 8 will have a 2K resolution 6.3″ Super AMOLED Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, either Samsung EXYNOS 8895 or Snapdragon 835 Processors (depending on where you live) , 6GB of RAM, a dual 12MP Camera with Optical Image Stabilization, and a 3300 mAh battery. DeX support, an enhanced S Pen Stylus.
The specs make sense being compared to the S8+ 6.2″ Display. The Galaxy Note Series always ends up as the largest of the Galaxy series of devices. The specifications fall in line with other Note series of phones. The Note 7 also had 6GB of RAM, and the 3300 mAh battery also makes sense considering Samsung’s renewed focus on battery safety.
First, as the picture above the article reveals, Samsung has decided to leave the fingerprint scanner in the ridiculous position that the Galaxy S8 had the fingerprint scanner. Doing this on a rather large phone like the S8 was bad enough. Putting the fingerprint scanner on an even larger phone like the Note 8 is even more of a disaster. These Olixar case photos make me so sad for the Note 8.
Now questionable fingerprint scanner placement aside, the Note 8 should be a very interesting device when it launches in August. Rumors currently have the launch of the Note 8 in late August, while placing it just before the iPhone 8 (or X, or Anniversary Edition) it will hopefully give the phone enough time to get any battery kinks out of the way before the phone hits prime time.
top photo credit: BGR
bottom photo credit: Forbes