The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date is fast approaching and the launch date is reportedly set for August 20th. This matches earlier rumors although it is slightly later than the recalled Galaxy Note 7 the company released last year.

While the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are still as popular as ever, something bigger and better is coming soon. That, of course, is the new Galaxy Note 8, which is an important release for the company and its Note line of smartphones.

Read More: 6 Things the Galaxy S8 Tells Us About the Galaxy Note 8

We don’t know too much about the Galaxy Note 8 yet but leaks suggest a design very similar to the Galaxy S8. Consisting of a huge 6.4-inch Infinity Display with curved edges, tons of upgrades and a new dual camera system on the back.

According to a brand new report overseas, Samsung will formally announce the Galaxy Note 8 on August 20th in New York City. This is similar to the launch time-frame in previous years, although a few weeks later than many expected.

Then, the Korean news outlet Naver states the same thing. Going as far as to say the Note 8 Unpacked event will be around August 20th, and the global release date is August 26th. However, another accurate source, @evleaks said it won’t arrive until late September.

And while that is only a few months away, some will consider it a delayed release date. This is because the Galaxy Note 5 arrived on August 13th in 2015. Not to mention last year the Galaxy Note 7 came even earlier, on August 2nd. Both phones went up for sale 2 weeks later around the globe. It is worth mentioning that August 20th is a Sunday, while past Samsung events took place on a Tuesday or Thursday. Our sources believe the Galaxy Note 8 launch event will be August 15th or 22nd, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Fan-made concept of the Galaxy Note 8

So what can buyers expect from the Galaxy Note 8? The image above is a fan-made render from TechnoBuffalo, which brings all the latest reports and leaks to life. Showing the big 6.3 or 6.4-inch Infinity Display like the Galaxy S8. Two big changes are the dual cameras and rear fingerprint scanner.

Early rumors believed Samsung could embed the fingerprint scanner into the glass display. Although the latest reports state the company couldn’t perfect this new feature and delayed it until the Galaxy S9 in 2018.

Still, we expect the Galaxy Note 8 to feature the latest Snapdragon 836 processor, tons of storage and an all-new dual camera array. These could be the best cameras in any Galaxy smartphone. Other details include IP68 dust and water-resistance, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a big 3,600 mAh battery. Samsung will likely continue with the S-Pen stylus, wireless charging, and Samsung Pay.

If August 20th is the launch date expect more details to surface in the coming weeks.

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Wait If You Want the Best Display

Wait If You Want the Best Display

If you want the biggest and best smartphone display on the market, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will be the phone to buy. In fact, we're hearing it will have a huge 6.3-inch Infinity Display that looks great. Earlier this year the company debuted the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both of those phones have bigger screens than any prior year, and tiny bezels or black bars around the screen. 

The Galaxy S8 release tells us a lot about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Samsung will likely offer a similar screen where there are no physical button or a fingerprint scanner. It's all screen on the front. The sides will curve off the phone, and the black bars of bezel at the top and bottom are very minimal. Which gives it an edge-to-edge look Samsung calls an Infinity Display. 

Samsung went from 5.5-inches in the Galaxy S7 Edge to 6.2-inches with the Galaxy S8+. The company offered the same big jump from the Galaxy S7 to the Galaxy S8, and we anticipate the same for the Galaxy Note 8. 

If you want a big 6.3-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Infinity Display with tons of space for apps, games or business, the Galaxy Note 8 will be worth waiting for. Recent leaks suggest the bezels could be smaller than what we see with the Galaxy S8 too, making it feel like the entire phone is all screen on the front. 

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