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Rumor: Samsung to Announce the ‘Bezel-less’ Galaxy Note 8 in August

Recent Galaxy Note 8 rumors have suggested that the upcoming Samsung flagship phablet will be the company’s first to feature a dual-camera setup at the back. On the front, the Galaxy Note 8 has been rumored to sport a near bezel-less InfinityDisplay, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones. A new report published today by Korea Herald “confirms” the presence of a dual-camera setup, while shedding some light on the phablet’s release date.

The report claims industry watchers are expecting Samsung to “succeed” the Infinity Display that it debuted with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ earlier this year. Thanks to ultra-thin bezels at the top and bottom, the Infinity Display allows users to enjoy a bigger screen size while maintaining smaller physical dimensions. Of course, Samsung isn’t the only manufacturer to offer this advantage. Xiaomi was the first to go “bezel-less” last year with its Mi Mix phablet, which boasts a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. While we still have no idea regarding the screen size of the Galaxy Note 8, it does seem likely that Samsung will equip its next Note flagship with a bigger display than the Galaxy S8+. As far as the resolution goes, we think it is more likely that Samsung will stick with the same 1440 x 2960 QHD+ resolution instead of moving to 4K this year.

More interestingly, the report confirms that Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Note 8 before Apple releases the new iPhone 8. Just like last year, Samsung will be holding a Galaxy Unpacked event in August to unveil the Galaxy Note 8. In addition to an Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with a dual-camera setup at the rear, although it remains to be seen if Samsung will use the two sensors to deliver optical zoom capability or if the company has something else in mind.

What are your expectations from the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?