Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet is expected to launch in the coming months. The Note 7’s successor is one of the most-anticipated smartphones of 2017. According to latest rumors and thanks to a reliable tipster we now know the codename of this much-awaited Samsung handset.

What is the codename?

According to leakster Evan Blass, the Note 8 has been given the codename “Samsung Gr3at.” The information shared by Blass is worth relying upon not only because of the fact that his leaks are usually accurate, but also because an earlier report stated the codename of the handset along the same lines.

In March 2017, a report claimed that Samsung has codenamed the Galaxy Note 8 “Great.” Now after Blass’ tweet we can say that the information was technically right, only the spelling is different.

The codename “Gr3at” is an odd one for a smartphone and makes one wonder why the digit “3” has been included in the name. Apart from revealing the codename of the upcoming Samsung device, Blass did not share any other information.

When will the phablet launch?

On June 14, two separate rumors surfaced online, each detailing a different launch date for the Note 8. While one rumor states that the smartphone will follow the footsteps of its predecessor and will get a mid-August launch (Note 7 was launched on August 19) some experts are of the belief that Samsung will delay the launch until September.

The second rumor states that the South Korean OEM will launch the Note 8 phablet at the IFA 2017 in September.

Tech experts assert that the smartphone will launch in mid-August as this will give Samsung an edge over Apple’s iPhone 8. By launching before its rival, the Note 8 will be able to lure more consumers.

Rumored specs and features

The Note 8 is expected to boast a dual camera setup and may potentially be the first smartphone from the company to do so. The Samsung handset may also boast of a massive 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display.

Speculations are rife that the upcoming phablet will come with 6 GB of RAM and can be fueled by the Snapdragon 836 SoC and not the Snapdragon 835, which powers the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Other than that, one can expect the device run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, while featuring a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The Samsung phablet's camera may also offer 3x zoom and the device will support an improved S Pen stylus. It will likely be available in multiple hues.