Samsung is all set to launch the much-awaited Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on August 23 during an Unpacked event. As we are heading towards the launch, rumours and speculations about the upcoming smartphone are reaching all time high. Now, if the latest report is believed to be true then we have the final specifications of the Galaxy Note 8.
According to a report by Venture Beat, citing a person briefed on the device’s final configuration, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature IP68 certification, making it water and dust resistant. The report also reveals a press image of the smartphone, which shows its design language from all angles. The Galaxy Note 8 will a square-like design around the corners, as opposed to the rounded corners we have seen in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The back has a dual-camera setup, which is accompanied by a fingerprint sensor, autofocus and more. The antenna lines are at the top and bottom of the device and the front sports the Infinity display, similar to the S-series.
Talking about key specifications, the smartphone will feature a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and it will maintain the same aspect ratio of 18:5:9 just like the earlier S-series. The device measures 162.5mm x 74.6 mm x 8.5mm.
On the hardware front, the Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by company’s in-house Exynos 8895 SoC globally, while Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be there for the US market. Both the chipsets employ 10nm FinFET technology, however, in many benchmarking tests, the Exynos variant has emerged to be more powerful than the Snapdragon variant.
Moving on, the smartphone will be backed by a 6GB of RAM coupled with a 64GB of internal storage, which is further expanded via microSD card slot. In the camera department, the smartphone will boast a dual-camera setup with both featuring 12-megapixel sensors. The primary camera will be a wide-angle one with aperture f/1.7 and dual-pixel autofocus, while the other one will be a telephoto lens which will give a 2x optical zoom and has an aperture of f/2.4. For the front, there will be an 8-megapixel shooter with a f/1.7 autofocus sensor.
On the battery front, the device will be backed by a 3300mAh battery along with fast-charging support via USB Type-C port or wirelessly. The report further mentions that the Galaxy Note 8 will the first ship in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour variants, followed by Orchid Grey and a new Deep Sea Blue colours. As for the price is concerned, the phablet is reported to be brand’s most expensive smartphone ever. Multiple reports suggest that the smartphone could be priced at $1000 in the home country i.e. South Korea, which roughly translates to Rs 64,695. In other markets like the US and Europe, the Galaxy Note 8 will be priced at $1,100 (approx. Rs 71,165).