Samsung’s launch of Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 faced an utter disaster. Now, the company is said to be working on really hard to win back its loyal consumers by frequently teasing details of the upcoming Note 8.

Specifications, features, and price

With just a week prior to its official release, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is already seen frequently on numerous benchmarking sites. It can be remembered that the Snapdragon 835 variant of the device was seen on AnTuTu yesterday, but now, another listing for the device on AnTuTu has popped up featuring an Exynos SoC.

According to the listing, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with a model number of SM-N950F, will house an Android 7.1.1 operating system backed by Exynos 9 Series (8895). The 8895 SoC will be matched with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in storage. Note 8 will boast 6.4” display and special stylus pen. The device will also support 1080 x 2220 screen resolution that can be tweaked to 1440 x 2960 pixels and will feature 8MP front snapper and 12MP rear camera.

The AnTuTu listing didn’t provide any details on the device’s battery capacity, but earlier leaks and reports mentioned that Galaxy Note 8 is expected to carry 3,300 mAh battery. The phone scored more than 179,000, which was higher than Galaxy S8+’s 168,133 scores.

Gear Fit 2 Pro specs, features, price

Samsung isn’t only known for manufacturing smartphones, as the Korea-based company is also into manufacturing smartbands. In conjunction with the upcoming release of Galaxy Note 8 at IFA, it is said that the company will also unveil its waterproof Gear Fit 2 Pro smartband.

According to Venture Beat, Gear Fit 2 Pro will boast a “5 ATM water resistance” and will feature swim tracking via its Speedo On application.

The Fit 2 Pro, which will be compatible with Android and iOS, will run on Tizen OS and will support music playback and GPS.

The exact release date and price details for the smartband are yet to be known.

Samsung’s other investments, partnerships

According to Nasdaq, Samsung, Keyssa and Foxconn are working on a cable-less technology that will allow huge data transfers without the use of wires or even WiFi connections.

It is said that Keyssa, which is a startup company located in California that is backed by Tony Fadell, is currently working on “Kiss” technology, allowing the flow of huge data transfers like movies within two computing devices in “just a few seconds.” It was announced in October that they already came up with a design for 2-in-1 laptops, and they will be making a similar design for mobile phones with their partnership with Samsung and Foxconn.