This year’s iteration of the Galaxy phones swept smartphone enthusiasts off their feet with a special focus on size. The newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have augmented their displays compared to their predecessors, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

The next Galaxy Note flagship will be massive

Lining with this, Forbes' contributor Gordon Kelly claims the Galaxy Note 8 would be simply "massive." Kelly cited a new render procured by SlashLeaks which according to him coincides with Olixar’s official Galaxy Note 8 cases.

It also confirms that the Note 8 will come with an Infinity Display which covers an even larger proportion of the front than the Galaxy S8 and even its bigger sibling, the Galaxy S8 Plus.

This lines up with previous reports from Forbes and other websites which indicated that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a colossal 6.3-inch display, which is a considerable 0.6-inch more than the controversy-plagued Galaxy Note 7.

Features and more details

Aside from that, the render implies the Galaxy Note 8 will resort to using the same extended 19.5:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8 series, which allows users to effortlessly hold larger phones and use it with just one hand.

The move seems quite logical considering the South Korean handset maker uses (and improves) the newest technology popularized in each Galaxy S branded smartphone with the arrival of every new Galaxy Note generation later in the year.

It will be interesting to see how Galaxy fans receive this massive 6.3-inches display.

Meanwhile, Apple is gearing up to launch what Kelly deems as its largest iPhone redesign yet within just one month of the Note 8's scheduled August release.

In terms of optics, the new Galaxy Note 8 will feature dual 12MP cameras equipped with OIS (optical image stabilization).

Interestingly, it will not oust the standard headphone jack and will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

There's a possibility the fingerprint sensor could prove to be a deal breaker for the huge Galaxy fan base, in the case that the iPhone 8 meets the same fate as predicted by KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s renowned Apple Insider Mark Gurman in their earlier reports.

There's still no word regarding the official specs of the Note 8; however, reports from BGR that allude to recently surfaced leaks suggest it will come with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution. Under the hood, it will pack Exynos 8895 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of RAM.

It will be backed by a 3,300 mAh battery. More concrete details about the Galaxy Note 8 are likely to surface online sooner rather than later. In the meantime, Samsung continues to leave no stone unturned in the bid to ensure its new Note 8 flagship amends the company’s run-down reputation, thanks to the Note 7 fiasco.

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