The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch event is officially set for August 23, with only a few weeks left. Then, a few weeks later, the release date. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 8 release date, pre-orders, rumors, features and the latest news.
Recent Galaxy Note 8 rumors point to some big changes that should get potential buyers excited. From the dual camera on the back to the larger bezel-less Infinity Display similar to the Galaxy S8. Here’s what the Galaxy Note 8 looks like.
The Galaxy S8 tells us a lot about the Galaxy Note 8. Then, more information will begin to surface as the launch nears. We already have a good idea of what to expect, and below we’ll tell you important Galaxy Note 8 details as we await its arrival.
August 23, 11:00 ET in New York (Publication September 15, rumor has it)
Over $879 to $979 based on rumors and previous versions
It’s Samsung’s biggest flagship smartphone, offering the latest specs and features. A phablet with a large screen and S-Pen pen for content creation. It is likely to feature a premium metal design with an edge-to-edge Infinity display that covers the entire front of the phone and curves sideways. Leaks have confirmed that it has dual cameras on the back like the iPhone 7 Plus.
Now that you know some basics and have answered some important questions, read on for the latest news and rumors.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date
Both the Galaxy Note 5 and the cursed Galaxy Note 7 arrived on August 21 and 17. As a result, the same thing is happening this year. Note 8 launch date is August 23. This is picture from Samsung themselves. Each previous release was about two weeks after the announcement.
August 23 launch event but when can you buy it? Reports reliable korean sources I believe the Galaxy Note 8 will arrive on September 15th. This is exactly three weeks after the launch event earlier this year, which coincided with the 3-week launch period of the Galaxy S8.
We hear that pre-orders start on August 25 and the official release date in Korea is September 15. While we can’t confirm the same date for the US, we’re pretty sure it will be the same day. Samsung’s phone has already passed the FCC certification process, which was a major hurdle ahead of its release date.
By AusDroid, leaked documents from Samsung indicate that the Note 8 will be available for pre-order on August 25. The information continues to discuss a new free screen replacement program that will of course be released on August 25. We’ll have to wait and see.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Display
The bigger screen is one of the most exciting aspects of the new Galaxy Note 8. Similar to the Galaxy S8, Samsung will likely remove the bezels on the side of the phone and introduce a fully curved AMOLED display. At the same time, thin the top and bottom bezels and let go of the physical home button. The result is what the company calls “Infinity Display.” Courtesy of the Galaxy Note 8 shown below @Evleaks and possibly our first real photo of the upcoming device.
Based on what we saw on the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, the new Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch Quad-HD display. It offers tons of screen real estate in a small package that’s easy to hold and use. For comparison, the Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen.
The Galaxy S7 Edge went from 5.5 inches to 6.2 on the S8+, so we could see the Galaxy Note 7 leap from a 5.7-inch display to a massive 6.4-inch phable. Although most reports and rumors state that it will have a 6.3-inch screen.
Initially, leaks and rumors suggested that the Galaxy Note 8 would look identical to the Galaxy S8, at least in terms of the front display and bezel-less design. However, we are increasingly see images as above. This one has an even smaller bezel at the top for a virtually borderless experience. The size is almost the same, but looks slightly smaller.
Samsung’s official teaser image at the top of the page suggests a design that’s almost identical to the Galaxy S8. If a recent leak is true, Samsung may offer a free screen replacement once a year under a program called Samsung Screen Assure.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Design
As we said above, the design will likely mirror that of the successful Galaxy S8. The company will once again try to use premium metal and glass materials, but we may see a titanium frame for added durability. Curved glass on both the front and back makes Samsung devices extremely fragile, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Following a similar path to Apple, LG and others, Samsung will use two Dual Pixel cameras on the back for better photography. This could be the biggest change to the Note 8 design. Initial images lack two rear cameras, a flash, AKG branding for enhanced audio, and surprisingly no rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
At this point, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is almost confirmed. Here is one latest press photo From a reputable case maker that demonstrates what they believe is the ultimate design.
A crucial decision will be where Samsung will put the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 8. Initial rumors suggest it will use an optical scanner built directly into the glass of the display, rather than placing it behind the screen. Everyone knows the Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner location is terrible and we hope Samsung has found a practical solution.
However, a final report He suggests that Samsung failed to get this tech to work in time and dropped that idea with the Galaxy S9 until 2018. Another report claims that Samsung has successfully added the fingerprint scanner to the screen. app is not perfect. Mentioning an issue with the screen brightness around the browser being different from the rest of the device. As a result, the phone doesn’t look right and Samsung has scrapped the idea. Basically, the fingerprint scanner is on the back right, separated from the camera by the flash and heart rate sensors.
We hear that Samsung is aiming to perfect the design. align all ports at the bottom, add texture dedicated Bixby AI button and add a vibration motor S-Pen pen so owners can use a new “Find My S-Pen” app to find a lost pen. It sounds promising, but until further notice we’ll take these rumors with a grain of salt.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Cameras
The most striking feature of the Galaxy Note 8 is the dual camera on the back. This is Samsung’s first phone to offer such a system and we hear it should come with a lot of software improvements.
If true, we could see 12 DualPixel lenses similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, followed by an extra 12 megapixel telephoto lens with 2-3x optical zoom. It allows users to quickly switch the secondary camera to zoom for incredibly sharp and detailed close-up photos.
As we all know, zooming in to take a photo on a smartphone never yields good results. Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus has two cameras, one with 2x optical zoom to solve this problem. This makes it possible to take impressive pictures of distant objects. A Report from MyDrivers It suggests the Note 8 camera will bring Apple together and offer 3x telephoto zoom. We’ll have to wait until August 23 to know for sure.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Features
Every year Samsung’s Note device is slightly better than the Galaxy S arriving earlier in the year, has the latest features and introduces a few new features to stand out. So far we’re hearing exactly what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8. features list and features have surfaced on Twitter, and here’s what we can expect when we combine this new report with other leaks.
It’s worth noting that these are just rumored features and nothing is remotely official at the moment. Other leaks believe the phone will have 4GB of RAM in the United States and 6GB of RAM in China.
Otherwise, expect a decent jump in options on the Galaxy S8 while keeping the same screen resolution, 4/6GB RAM and 64GB storage with microSD slot. There is also a rumor that the Note 8 will deliver. Netflix HDR video playback.
Galaxy Note 8 Concepts
While we already have a good idea of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8, it’s fun to see fan-made concept photos and videos. They bring the rumors to life and offer potential buyers a glimpse of what could happen. Expect the Note 8 to look almost identical to the Galaxy S8 from earlier this year, only significantly larger.
The image and video below are from DBS design, a studio that has created some stunning and highly accurate concept designs. It shows off the Galaxy Note 8 with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, albeit somewhere better than previous devices. It is probably the most practical point to place it under the camera by turning it sideways.
Concept photos are pointless at this point because we have a pretty good idea of what the Galaxy Note 8 will look like.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price
The Galaxy Note 8 price is completely up in the air. It was the highest priced Samsung smartphone in previous years and with all the upgrades we expect something similar this year. The Galaxy S8+ was its most expensive phone, coming in at around $849. That’s almost as much as the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016.
Between the bigger screen, dual cameras, water resistance, and potentially more storage and RAM, we could be looking at Samsung’s first $1,000 smartphone. Although this estimate may fall as the fingerprint is not mounted inside the glass screen. Realistically, expect it to drop around $899 or $949 and be available from carriers with a low monthly payment plan. Evan Blass informs the price It’s over $900, making it Samsung’s most expensive version.
Either way, this is going to be an expensive smartphone, given all the upgrades and new dual cameras. The company has a lot on it, not to mention the millions of eager Note 7 refugees waiting for a new Note. The phone is almost here, so stay tuned for more details.