Samsung is unveiling the Note 8 on August 23rd, and we already have an extremely clear idea of what it'll look like. Now, we might even know its specs. Today, VentureBeat’s Evan Blass published what he expects to see from the Note 8, going off of information from someone who was briefed on the device's configuration.
Here's what Blass' source says the device will have:
- 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio
- 162.5mm x 74.6mm with 8.5mm of thickness
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US and Exynos 8895 processor globally
- 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, as well as expandable storage
- Dual rear-facing cameras with 12-megapixel sensors; one is wide-angle while the other is a telephoto lens that enables 2x optical zoom. Both feature optical image stabilization
- A front-facing camera with an 8-megapixel sensor and an f1.7 autofocus lens
- Fast-charging 3,300mAh battery that's charged through USB-C or wirelessly
- Available in midnight black and maple gold. Later available in an orchid grey and deep sea blue
- Rear fingerprint sensor
- Will cost around €1,000, or a little over $900
Last year, Samsung emphasized its bigger 3,500mAh battery in the Note 7. This year, it's scaling back for obvious reasons. Instead, it's relying on the camera to be the device's standout feature, as well as the same Super AMOLED display technology we saw with the Galaxy S8. The Note 8 is slightly larger than the S8 Plus, which was 6.2 inches, but it includes the same bezel-less design with square corners. The notable difference between the devices are the camera systems and the S Pen support on the Note 8.
Like the S8, the Note 8 also features a rear fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, directly next to the cameras. This isn't great for fingerprint prevention. With these specs now out, there isn't much left to learn at Samsung's event, but maybe there's a chance the company will surprise us with something.