Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s release date is almost here, and now we are finally able to form a picture based on the pieces of details that have been slowly leaking out. From the currently available information, it looks like we’re looking at a device with a huge screen and dual cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Be Bigger Than The S8 Plus
With bigger, we mean literally and figuratively. Per The Android Soul, the Galaxy Note 8 is going to have a humongous 6.3-inch display. This is a huge jump from its predecessor Note 7 with a 5.7-inch screen, but only a little bit larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch display.
A bigger screen size is only expected, and since the S8 Plus is quite a massive gadget, the Note 8 should rightfully have a larger display – even by 0.1 inch. We can also pretty much expect it to have an 18:5:9 aspect ratio similar to its S8 cousins so that it can still be usable with one hand.
We might also be seeing a 4K display on board, as we have heard previously. Earlier this year, Business Korea cited an official from the electronics industry who said that the company is fitting a 4K resolution display in its phablet to enhance its VR capabilities.
— Android Headlines (@Androidheadline) April 8, 2017
The same report claimed that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus would have 2K displays and Bixby, both of which have already come true. If the rest of the official’s claims are true, then we will certainly see ultra-definition VR and more stylus features on the Galaxy Note 8.
In addition to these rumors, a curved display is also on the cards given that the Note 7 no longer has a flat screen option and neither do the S8 siblings. It seems Samsung has reserved the flat screen for its mid-range and low-end phones, giving its flagships the premium look and feel of 3D screens.
The Galaxy Note 8 Will Be Samsung’s First Dual-Camera Phone
Samsung is running late to the dual-camera hype as most flagships today already have this feature. Even the OnePlus 5 that is slated for release this summer will supposedly sport dual cameras, Inquisitr previously reported. Fortunately, the company will remain competitive as it prepares to unveil its first dual-camera device – the Galaxy Note 8.
To compensate, the South Korean company will reportedly bring an even more impressive set-up than in the iPhone 7 Plus, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note. The set-up should include 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel cameras with 3x optical zoom and dual optical image stabilization, 9to5Mac reported.
— Hi-TechDays (@hitechdayscom) April 18, 2017
This claim was backed up by The Korea Herald, which also revealed that dual cameras were first considered to be on the Galaxy S8. However, due to cost issues, the company had no choice but to limit it to a single camera. Despite that, the smartphone’s main snapper is still performing rather well.
Hopefully, Samsung will be able to resolve its issues before the Note 8 arrives, else it will severely lag behind its competitors. The iPhone 8, Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone, is expected to improve upon the iPhone 7 Plus set-up, so the Korean tech giant should level up its camera game accordingly.
Other than a big screen and dual cameras, the Galaxy Note 8 should also have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage apart from the S Pen. Inquisitr reports that a Q4 launch for the tablet is currently the general belief instead of the third quarter, which is when Note devices are traditionally unveiled. Another gadget may be revealed at that time, but we are yet to see if this is true.
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