Samsung has confirmed when its next flagship mobile device will be unveiled. The South Korean tech titan will announce the #Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event on August 23. The manufacturer already sent out invitations to members of the press.

According to TIME, the invitation provided by Samsung to press members showed the outline of a mobile device that resembles the Galaxy S8’s shape. It also showed a stylus, which has been the Note line’s key feature.

Device to go on sale in September

Following Galaxy Note 8’s August launch, the smartphone is expected to go on sale in September in major markets such as Korea, Europe, China and the U.S.

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Smaller markets are expected to have the phablet in October. The release strategy of the Note 8 is very similar to how the tech giant rolled out its Galaxy Note devices.

The Galaxy Note 4, as well as older versions, hit the shelves in the September-October timeframe. But, after Apple launched its iPhone 6 in 2014, the South Korean company pushed the release date of Galaxy Note 7 to August.

Nonetheless, Samsung’s highly anticipated smartphone will be announced ahead of several rival smartphones, such as LG V30 smartphone, which is expected to be unveiled during the IFA conference on Aug. 31. Meanwhile, Google may also reveal the next-gen Pixel smartphones sometime in October.

The release of the Galaxy Note 8 will reveal what the tech company has done with the design of the phablet. A number of leaks suggest that the mobile device may come along with a thick upper bezel.

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The launch of the device will confirm whether or not the tech titan will once again equipped its flagship mobile device with a rear fingerprint scanner.

Smartphone’s specs

The Inquirer reported that the smartphone is expected to be available with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED curved Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, an S Pen support, built-in Bixby digital assistant, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C, Android 7.0 Nougat and an IP68 certification. The mobile device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 6GB RAM and a 64GB of internal storage (with microSD for expansion).

The soon-to-be-released smartphone is the company’s chance to reassure Samsung fans after the explosive disaster of the defective Note 7 batteries that caused handsets to catch fire. Despite the fact that the same fiasco did not happen to the Galaxy S8, the company needs a fire-free Galaxy Note 8 to put the issue to rest.

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