Tech fans and experts are expecting Samsung to unveil its Galaxy Note 8 phablet during its Unpacked event on August 23. The popular tipster, Evan Blass, shared several renders of the mobile device. However, the renders did not reveal the real life look of the device. Nonetheless, new leaked images and information from retailers unveiled some of the mobile device's details and most especially the release date.

While the South Korean tech giant has officially confirmed the smartphone's launch on August 23, ETNews made it known that the mobile device would be delayed for three weeks until it goes on sale.

Nonetheless, Forbes reported that the Korean media outlet has a good reputation with regards to carrier contacts. Forbes cited an ET sources a saying, "Samsung Electronics decided on the release date of Galaxy Note 8...There is almost zero chance that it will change the release date of Galaxy Note 8.”

The smartphone could be up for grabs on September 15

Tech Radar pointed out that if Samsung releases the mobile device on September 15, it will most likely beat Apple’s iPhone 8 to the market, which will be launched from mid-September, and go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2017.


Meanwhile, the latest leaked photos from MyEverydayTech revealed Galaxy Note 8’s Midnight Black model, but the page has since been removed. The leaked photos seem to resemble Evan's renders. Based on the renders, the Android smartphone will come along with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is located next to the handset's dual-camera setup.

Specs of the phablet

On the camera front, the smartphone will be available with two rear-facing cameras. One of the cameras is equipped with a deeper zoom, while the other one is packed with a wide-angle. Both cameras will boast 12MP while the front-facing camera will have 8MP. The smartphone’s dual rear-facing camera is expected to arrive with advanced imaging, such as a better low-light photos, ability to edit an image's perspective as well as a powerful optical zoom.

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The battery of Samsung’s phablet will arrive with a fast-charging 3300mAh, which would be better compared to Galaxy Note 7’s 3500mAh battery.

The mobile device is expected to be powered by the Samsung Exynos 8895 processor or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. The smartphone will come with 6GB of RAM, a minimum of 64GB of internal storage, Android Nougat, the Bixby personal assistant and the tech company's overlay TouchWiz.