Consumers are definitely excited as the expected release date for the Galaxy Note 8 draws closer. Users have already speculated that the flagship phablet has undergone some design changes, compared to previously leaked information about its physical appearance. It is suspected that Samsung has intentionally teased the public to drum up more interest in the upcoming smartphone. The South Korean electronics giant recently shared a tweet to promote its Exynos 8895 chipset. Tech-savvy readers will recognize it as the same one used by the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

An entirely different design

The smartphone showcased in the Exynos 8895 is visibly different, as noted by several users, Forbes Reported. Based on their observations the handset appears to have very small bezels on the top and bottom, which is unlike the slightly thicker ones on the S8 and S8 Plus. The image also seems to match the previously leaked press renders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Furthermore, it looks like it matches the curved display design indicated on the schematics shared to case manufacturers.

No comment from Samsung

Tech insiders point out that the “accidental” leak has generated a big buzz among Twitter users, but the company has not issued any statements about the tweet.

Additionally, they did not bother to remove the ad which further supports rumors that the featured image is of the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung seems to be enjoying the publicity it is getting for its next smartphone.

Making the first move

Samsung is aggressively taking the first step to attract consumers as Apple is also expected to reveal their next iPhone model soon.

Search giant Google is also set to release their follow-up to the successful Pixel and Pixel XL. The South Korean firm is obviously trying to recover from the Note 7 fiasco it experienced last year. It was discovered after an extensive investigation that the battery and manufacturing design caused the phone to catch on fire.

The company wants to get a head start over the competition to encourage those shopping for a smartphone to grab the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Final hardware and components

The retail model of the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to sport a dual-camera setup, a trend lately being followed by most manufacturers. It will also carry the same ingress protection rating of IP68 like the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Meanwhile, the recently leaked press renders seem to confirm that Samsung has not yet addressed the fingerprint sensor location. The S8 and S8 Plus received criticism due to the placement of its fingerprint reader. Most users found it difficult to reach with one hand, according to reports.