Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is just two weeks away from getting officially unveiled, but it seems the rumours mills are leaving no stone unturned to pass even a minute detail about the upcoming phablet. The latest news is regarding the retail box, which is said to include a transparent case, which was also there with the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition.
According to a report by ETNews, Samsung will add a transparent plastic cover in the Galaxy Note 8 retail box. The case will protect the back and sides of the device, and the report adds that it will be noticeably thin so that users can have the sense of grip while holding the upcoming phablet.
The report further adds that the case will cost somewhere between 20,000 KRW (approx. Rs 1,132) to 30,000 KRW (approx. Rs 1,698) when purchased separately. However, it is also reported that the case will not be available in the United States, Europe and Russia.
Recollecting some previous specifications, the Galaxy Note 8 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 will measure 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.
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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 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).