We already have a fair idea as to how the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship is going to look like, thanks to a barrage of leaks and rumors in the past. Now, credible smartphone tipster Evan Blass aka @eveleaks has tweeted a photo, which apparently appears to be an official press render of the upcoming phablet from Samsung expected to go official on August 23.
The image shared by Blass reveals that the Galaxy Note 8 will have subtly curved edges and very slim bezels, just like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Also, the image shows that the handset has no physical home button, which suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 will likely feature on-screen navigation buttons much like its S8 cousins.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 (in Midnight Black) pic.twitter.com/QZii9xFarQ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 31, 2017
Previous leaks have also claimed that the upcoming phablet will have its fingerprint sensor on the back just like the S8 series, though slightly repositioned towards the right. Finally, images shared by Blass also reveal that Note 7’s successor will be the first handset from Samsung to come with a dual-camera setup.
When it rains etc. pic.twitter.com/D0lFR5Wn1B
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 8 in New York at its Unpacked Event on August 23. In terms of specs, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to get powered by Exynos 8895 chipset. Notably, the US variant of the Galaxy Note 8 will run the latest Snapdragon 835 processor.
As far as storage goes, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage. On the front, the phablet is said to sport a massive 6.3-inch Infinity display, while juicing up the device is expected to be 3300mAh battery. Not to forget, the upcoming phablet is also said to feature improved S Pen capabilities.
The Galaxy Note 8 is also expected to offer higher optical zoom compared to the iPhone 7 Plus. Well-known analyst Ming Chi Kuo suggests that the phablet is expected to feature a 3x optical zoom, higher than the 2x optical zoom offered on the iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, Kuo also suggests that the phablet could feature an optical image stabilization (OIS) feature.