With Galaxy Note 7 proving to be a fatal launch for Samsung, there were speculations on whether the successor to it will be launched or not. Samsung has not dropped the idea though, if leaks are to be believed. The Note 8 will not be announced at MWC, but may make an appearance in March 2017 or so.
The design and display
The new device is supposed not to support S- Pen Stylus anymore. The phone will come with slim bezels and will have finger print sensor on the rear. The display size is likely to be bumped to 5.7 inch for the standard variant and 6.2 inch for the Plus version. Speculation mills have been suggesting that the Galaxy Note 8 may come with Quad-HD or 4K Super AMOLED display.
There is a likelihood of a 16 MP rear camera. It will have Optical Image Stabilization and f/1.7 aperture. The front facing camera is expected to be of 8 MP resolution. However, the rear camera can also have a resolution of 12 MP with improved imaging capabilities.
The Note 8 will come armed with Exynos 8895M - the in hose processor from Samsung. Some regional variants may have Snapdragon 835 powering them. The graphics will be handled by Mali-G71 GPU. The phone can come with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM. We may expect it to offer at least 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
The Galaxy Note 8 will run on Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box. There will the regular sensors from the Samsung stable - heart rate monitor, finger print scanner and iris scanner to name a few. It will also come with Bixby AI.
The new Note 8 is supposed to come with water resistance properties. The battery is likely to be at least 3500 mAh in capacity. It will support adaptive fast charging. The phone is also likely to offer wireless fast charging and USB Type C adapter.
Details on pricing may be too early to speculate on. However, if the trends and rumours can be believed, it may have a price tag of around Rs. 60000 to 63000.
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