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    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date, news and rumors

    Live on www.samsung.com on 23.08.2017

    We’re well into the second half of the year and that means a second wave of new flagship devices are coming. One of them is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

    Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

    Release Dates

    Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, according to the official twitter account of Samsung Mobile. When will it actually be in your hands? The company recently hinted at an early September release date in some countries, with others getting it in the fall of October.

    More specifically we’ve now heard from both an analyst and a South Korean carrier that the Note 8 will hit stores on September 15.

    That makes sense, as we’ve become accustomed to seeing a new S Pen-compatible Android phone every autumn. It also more or less lines up with earlier rumors, as trusted source The Korea Herald has reported the Galaxy Note 8 will come out in August in order to beat the iPhone 8 to market.

    TechRadar: The Note 8 will officially be announced on Wednesday, August 23, while it could hit stores starting on September 15. The good news is that the US, UK and Australia are very likely to be in the first wave instead of having to wait until October.

    Specs

    source: GSMArena

    Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
    Launch Announced Exp. announcement 2017, August
    Status Rumored. Exp. release 2017, September
    Body Dimensions 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.33 in)
    Weight
    Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
    SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    – IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
    – Stylus
    – Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
    Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 6.3 inches (~83.1% screen-to-body ratio)
    Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (~522 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes
    Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    – Always-on display
    – Grace UI
    Platform OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
    Chipset Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
    Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China
    CPU Octa-core
    Memory Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
    microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
    Internal 64 GB/128, 6 GB RAM
    Camera Primary Dual 12 MP, f/1.7 & f/2.4, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 3x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    Features 1/2.3″ sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
    Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
    Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7, dual video call, Auto HDR
    Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes
    – 24-bit/192kHz audio
    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
    GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    NFC Yes
    Radio No
    USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
    Features Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
    Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    – Samsung Desktop Experience support
    – Fast battery charging
    – Qi wireless charging (market dependent)
    – ANT+ support
    – S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
    – MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
    – MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – Photo/video editor
    – Document editor
    Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
    Misc Colors Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue
    Price About 1000 EUR

     

    Leaks

    From the last 6 months we have been getting leaks, photos, screenshots and even boxed images to confirm our views on the upcoming flagship of Samsung. The beast is yet to be properly and legally launched. Let’s have a look at these beforehand just to silent our tech savvy heart burns!

    GMSArena uploaded a picture stating the color choices for the Note 8, it seems a little different in form factor than other phone leaks we have, but let’s have a look and these beauties too.

    source: GSMArena

    At least the S Pen is color-coordinated with the back. A recent rumor says that Samsung will include a case, would that have a matching color too? *fingers-crossed*

    Conclude

    For the finals, check out this tweet and register for the #DoBiggerThings #Unpacked2017 show to have your eyes-on the beast!

    If you want to , sign up here and we’ll remind you to tune in to https://cards.twitter.com/cards/szms3/4mt1j 

    source: Samsung

    Till next time, Peace!

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