Another day and a new Note 8 image has ‘leaked’ online. Whether it really is a leak in the strict sense of the term or part of a carefully calibrated marketing strategy can be a matter of debate. However, what is evident is that there is nothing that remains unknown of the device, which means Samsung won’t have any surprise to reveal when the phone is officially launched later this month.
As for the latest leak courtesy of Evan Blass, it is the Note 8 depicted in all its glory. The phones are seen donning a shade of Midnight Blue and Maple Gold and have the front, rear and sides depicted, complete with the S Stylus pens as well matching the respective colors.
Now, there is nothing too earth shattering with the looks of the device, if you haven’t got used with the Infinity Display design theme of the S8, that is. So it is largely the same looks, except that the top and bottom bezels are a tad thinner on the Note 8. The corners though are a bit more squarish on the Note 8, something that applies to the display as well. Also, while still on the screen, it is going to be that wee bit larger at 6.3-inch of Super AMOLED goodness, having a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
Another notable quality of the Note 8 and which also is slated to be a Samsung-first is the dual rear cam. Both are going to be of 12-megapixels though one will have dual-pixel autofocus wide-angle lens of the f1.7 aperture. The secondary lens will have an optical zoom of 2x and f 2.4 aperture. The front cam again will have an autofocus lens of f 1.7 aperture and 8 megapixels resolution.
Powering the handset will be either the Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 depending on the region where it is sold. It will have 6 GB RAM along with 64 GB of native storage on the most basic version. Lighting things up will be a 3300mAh battery.
On the whole, the Note 8 is turning out to be a promising device though unfortunately, there is not going to be the under-screen fingerprint sensor that many had hoped with a debut on the phone. If that is not all, the fingerprint sensor has again been placed on the exact same spot beside the camera complex that most complained to be extremely awkward.
Nonetheless, the handset is slated for a grand unveiling on Aug 23 in New York. However, that being some time away, it would be interesting to see what the next leak has to reveal.