The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone is expected to be announced at the company’s Unpacked event scheduled on August 23. Thanks to a barrage of leaks and rumors, we already have a fair idea as to what to expect from the upcoming phablet. Now, the device has reportedly been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
A new listing with the model number SM-N950U was spotted recently on FCC’s website. While nothing is official at the moment, but going by the naming scheme, our guess is that SM-N950U is likely the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Last year’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 carried the model number SM-N930, which only suggests that the new FCC listing could be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to get powered by Exynos 8895 SoC. 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.
In other related news, we already know based on earlier reports that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 13MP wide-angle and a 12MP telephoto lens. Though, chances are that it might 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 Galaxy Note 8 could feature an optical image stabilization (OIS) feature.
More information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is likely to surface in the coming weeks ahead of its launch on August 23. Till then, keep checking this space for more updates.