Samsung is all geared to announce the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 flagship at an event on August 23. Key sources have already revealed that the upcoming phablet is going to be a big handset. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7’s successor, and rumors have already given us a fair idea about the device. Now, the latest leak comes in the form of a new render from Forbes which suggests that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be a massive device.
According to the leaked render, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be bigger than the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. The new render acquired by Forbes shows the upcoming phablet from all angles. The render also falls in line with past leaks, revealing that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 might be Samsung’s first smartphone with a dual-camera setup.
The new render also shows that the fingerprint scanner has been slightly repositioned. It also shows very slim bezels, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In other related news, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku said that the Galaxy Note 8’s camera will support up to 3x optical zoom, which is slightly higher than the 2x optical zoom found on the iPhone 7 Plus.
Elsewhere, Samsung might have accidentally leaked the Galaxy Note 8 pre-order date. Reports have cited a document posted on Samsung’s Australian website. While it does not reveal the exact pre-order date, instead the document does show pre-order dates for some of their promotional terms which might be a good indicator when the handset will be available for pre-order.
The document posted on the company’s Australian website reveals that their screen replacement program promotional period begins on August 25, which has led to speculations that Galaxy Note 8 might be open for pre-orders starting August 25. Though it goes without saying that readers must take this information with a grain of salt, as nothing is officially confirmed yet.