The South Korean tech giant is expected to release the next generation Samsung Galaxy Note on August 23, 2017. New leaked images of the device are spreading online ahead of its official release date. The leaked image shows the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a midnight black color. The image came from the Twitter post of Venture Beat's Evan Blass, who has a long history of releasing accurate leaks.

New leaked image shows Note 8’s features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 looks to be almost all-screen with a bezel-less design just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

The smartphone is rumored to have a 6.3-inch screen, which makes it bigger compared to its predecessors. The company will launch the smartphone at an event in New York.

People still remember the issues of the faulty Galaxy Note 7, which makes the Galaxy Note 8 a big deal for Samsung. The company is hoping to salvage their reputation after the previous model dragged the company’s name down. The Note 8 is expected to sport most of the Galaxy S8’s features with some improvements.

The upcoming Samsung smartphone will also have a dual-lens camera and dual-flash array on the reverse. The Galaxy Note 8 will feature a fingerprint scanner on its back portion next to the camera, just like the Galaxy S8.

Its Bixby button will be located on the right side. The infinity display on the smartphone means that it will have no physical home button.

Google’s Daydream VR headset compatible with Samsung devices

In other news, Samsung will be joining the list that will make the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus fully compatible with Google’s virtual reality service called Daydream.

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Back when Google introduced its virtual reality platform (Daydream) at the I/O developer conference in 2016, it also announced that there would only be a few manufacturers compatible with Google’s virtual reality service.

Samsung already has its own virtual reality headset called Gear VR. It is also compatible for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but it is always better to have more choices.

Users can now sync either the Gear VR or Google’s Daydream VR headset on their smartphones.

The Google Daydream VR headset has a small motion controller, but when the Gear VR was first launched it did not have one. Shortly after Google’s Daydream VR launch, Samsung also released a new Gear VR bundled with a controller that is compatible with smartphones like the Galaxy S8, S7 and S6. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.