Last week, several reports out of South Korea claimed that Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy Note 8 in the month of August this year. The info has now been confirmed, as Samsung CEO Gao Dongzhen has made it official that the Galaxy Note 8 will indeed be announced in late August. However, most of you will need to wait until October to get your hands on the phablet.
Even though Dongzhen did not reveal any specific announcement date, he did say that the Galaxy Note 8 will be launched in two phases. Initially, it will go on sale in key markets such as the US, Korea, and the UK in early September. In the second phase, the Galaxy Note 8 will be launched in other markets around the world the following months (October).
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature the same 6.2-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display that we have already seen on the Galaxy S8+. While the resolution hasn’t been confirmed so far, it is likely that Samsung will stick with the same 1440 x 2960 Quad HD+ resolution. Under the hood, things won’t be any different either. The phablet is tipped to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset in North America and China, while in other markets it will be powered by Samsung’s in-house developed Exynos 9 8895 octa-core chipset. However, the Galaxy Note 8 will come equipped with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, making it Samsung’s first flagship handset to offer more than 4GB of RAM.
Another major difference between the Galaxy S8 duo and the Galaxy Note 8 will be the presence of a dual-camera setup at the rear. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to boast a 12MP + 12MP dual-camera setup, with each sensor equipped with independent optical image stabilization. One area where the Galaxy Note 8 will actually be a downgrade over the Galaxy S8+ could be battery life. Instead of a 3,500mAh capacity battery, Samsung will reportedly use a 3,300mAh capacity battery inside the Galaxy Note 8. However, with great optimization, Samsung should be able to ensure that the Galaxy Note 8 offers roughly similar battery life to the Galaxy S8+. The phablet will also include an improved S-Pen with newer features and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.