Samsung is expected to unveil one more premium handset by the end of the year, this device being the Galaxy Note 8. The phablet is the successor to the now defunct Galaxy Note 7. Needless to say, there is a lot riding for the South Korean company on the performance of this handset. Samsung has changed many of the features since last year. However, a new leaked image shows one particular feature that does not seem to have undergone much change, i.e. the S Pen stylus.

S Pen stylus image leaked

Earlier on a leaked render allegedly belonging to the upcoming phablet teased what the device would look like and some of its features.

Alongside the device, however, the render also revealed the S Pen which Samsung will offer fans who buy the Galaxy Note 8. In that image, the stylus did not really stand out as it looked quite familiar to the S Pen from the Galaxy Note 7.

However, on Friday, July 21, an image which allegedly belonged to the S Pen coming with the next-gen device was leaked on Slash Leaks. The two pictures uploaded are not of great quality and show a hazy image of what the leakster claims to be the stylus pen coming with the new phablet from Samsung. Once again, it does not look any different from last year’s S Pen and could very easily be the stylus that came with Samsung's last year's phablet.

S Pen Leak: Is it authentic?

It’s very difficult to determine whether the image is authentic or not, considering that the S Pen shown off is completely similar to what the predecessor to the Galaxy Note 8 came with. It is quite natural that Samsung would have updated the S Pen as well along with all of the specs of the impending phablet.

In that respect, these leaked images may not be authentic as they seem to be a complete copy of the last year’s stylus.

Sometime after the Slash Leak images surfaced online, a Twitter user going by the handle Ice Universe claimed that these images were fakes. The user claimed that they were actually the S Pen that was shipped with the defunct Galaxy Note 7 last year.

Currently, there is no real confirmation on these images or whether they are the real ones.

Interested fans of the Galaxy Note 8 will probably have to wait until late August or early September to find out what the phablet actually sports. Samsung is expected to launch the device a bit sooner this year owing to the poor sales of the Galaxy S8 flagships. For the moment, smartphone enthusiasts should take all rumors regarding the phablet with a pinch of salt.