The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is scheduled to be announced tomorrow, Aug. 23, for the “Unpacked” event which will be held in New York. The pre-order of Samsung’s next phablet will be made available the following day.

How people would welcome the arrival of Samsung’s next phablet remains crucial considering the scandal created by its predecessor, Galaxy Note 7. And with just two days left, it seems most of the specification of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has already surfaced. Let’s find out more.


Bigger and faster

The upcoming Samsung phablet is said to be just 0.1-inch bigger compared to the Galaxy S8+ which was released back in April. Thus, the upcoming phablet will sport a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display and a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels at default. This phablet also happens to have the same ‘eye-candy’ Infinity Display which was made available on the S8/S8+ variants so just check on the Settings for the changes.


Aside from having a bigger screen display, this latest Note variant will also feature 6GB of RAM on all models for all regions. The upcoming phablet will also have three variants based on storage capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB; however, according to tech website WCCFTech, this variant will only be sold exclusively in South Korea.

This Note 8 will also sport the same 12MP rear camera like the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ except that it will have the dual-camera technology.

This provides 2x lossless zoom functionality like that of iPhone 7 Plus’ telephoto lens which means it can also create a bokeh-effect. Pretty much all features are the same including the 8MP front camera.

The design of the S-Pen is almost the same, aesthetically. The main difference is its functionality wherein the newer pen gives higher pressure sensitivity for an almost the same feel like using a normal, mechanical pen.

Same old mobile processor

But not all features received an upgrade. Earlier, there were rumors that the next Samsung phablet might feature a slightly improved version of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, to be known as Snapdragon 836. The Snapdragon 836 is said to feature an octa-core 2.5GHz processor compared to Snapdragon 835's 2.45 GHz.

However, it seems there will be no changes at all. Instead, depending on the region, this phablet will be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (U.S. and China markets) or Exynos 8895 (the rest of the world), the same distribution as the Galaxy S8/S8+.


Release date and pricing

As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled to the public this Aug. 23 while pre-ordering will commence the next day. The first batch of consumers can expect to receive their phablet by Sept. 15.

Some reports suggested that the amount of Galaxy Note 8 will be within €1,000. However, the price of this phablet may come in cheaper in the U.S. due to carrier deals, according to some reports.


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