Thanks to months of rumors and countless leaked photos or video, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Galaxy S8. Which means we can also start to speculate over the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Below is a new Galaxy Note 8 concept render that teases a sleek new design based on all those leaks.
Samsung recently confirmed the Note series will continue in 2017. After the recalled Galaxy Note 7 many expected the model to die, but that’s simply not the case. The Galaxy Note is still extremely popular, and many will be waiting for the next big thing. Note users love their big phone and its stylus.
Multiple highly trusted sources have revealed plenty about the Galaxy S8 before it arrives in early 2017. A huge screen with nearly no bezel, the fingerprint scanner on the back and more. It’s looking pretty great, and you can learn all about it with our link above. As a result, many of those key changes and improvements will make their way into the Note 8 later this year.
And while nothing is remotely official yet, it’s highly plausible that Samsung will follow the same trend they’ve used for years. Release a stunning new Galaxy S in the first half of the year. Then make it bigger, better, faster and add more features in addition to the S-Pen, and release it in August or September.
That’s how the company has operated for years, which makes a potential Galaxy Note 8 extremely exciting. A huge screen, tiny bezels, and all the bells and whistles. Check out the concept video below for our first teaser. The guys at TechConfigurations used everything we know about the Galaxy S8 right now, and combined it with the Note 7 to bring the possibilities to life.
Shown above is potentially a pretty close representation of what the Galaxy Note 8 will look like. The designer is using relatively new information about the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, and combining it with the stylus-touting Note series.
Making the bezels tiny and the screen bigger, curving the front and back glass, and putting the fingerprint scanner on back. We’ll have a lot better of an idea once the Galaxy S8 is official, but this is as close as we’re going to get for the foreseeable future.
For months on end we’ve seen evidence to suggest Samsung will ditch the home button for the first time in seven years. Instead, the fingerprint scanner will be on the back of the phone. Or, with the Note 8, embedded inside the display up front and be a new optical fingerprint sensor. By removing all the buttons and slimming down the bezel, we have huge screens. In fact, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus coming in March will have bigger screens than any Galaxy Note to date. Coming in at 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches with the S8+. This has been confirmed time and time again by sources, and @evleaks.
I've been seeing this misreported quite a bit, so, just to clarify:
GS8 – 5.8" QHD
GS8+ – 6.2" QHD
Both displays are, ofc, SAMOLED.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 12, 2017
If Samsung continues the trend of making these devices similar, the Note 8 could come in around 6.4-inches. If not bigger. Not to mention use a new 4k resolution display or their foldable display technology.
Again, nothing is remotely official right now. For the Galaxy Note 8 or even the Galaxy S8. That said, here’s a potential list of the specs we could see come August or September of 2017.
Galaxy Note 8 Specs (Speculation)
- 6.4-inch Quad-HD (or 4K) Curved Infinity Display
- 8-core Samsung Exynos Processor with 6GB of RAM
- 64 or 128GB of storage and micro-SD expansion
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat with TouchWiz
- 12-16 DualPixel Camera with OIS, f/1.7 aperture, more
- 8MP front f/1.7 aperture wide-angle camera
- Rear or Screen Embedded Fingerprint Scanner, Iris Scanner, Object Tracking Camera tech
- 3,600 mAh battery with Fast and Wireless Charging
- IP68 Dust & Water Resistant
- Improved Always-On Display
- Dual Stereo speakers (top left and bottom right)
- S-Pen Stylus, USB Type-C, more
Based on previously released devices, Samsung’s current device that’s coming soon and earlier years, the information above could be rather accurate. It’s just speculation for now, but once the Galaxy S8 arrives leaks will turn towards the Note 8.
Galaxy Note 8 Rumors
What we do know though, is the Galaxy Note 8 will be a thing. The company hasn’t scrapped the phablet idea. Recently the first few reports have started to surface too. According to SamMobile the Note 8 is codenamed “Baikal” which stems from the name of the deepest lake in the world. Suggesting Samsung could offer the deepest clarity ever with a 4k display. Or dig deep and offer their best phone to date with the Note 8.
Additionally talks of a 4k display continue, along with Samsung’s use of their new AI technology.
For what it’s worth, the Galaxy Note 7 received glowing reviews and won plenty of awards before the recall. Arguably Samsung’s best smartphone yet, but riddled with dangerous and explosive batteries inside.
If Samsung can get back to their A-game and blend the best of last years failed device with the new style of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 could be extremely impressive. Enjoy the video, photos and information above, and stay tuned for more details as 2017 continues.