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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 News: Final Specs Revealed

By Harsh Soni , Aug 03, 2017 09:34 AM EDT
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Samsung is officially going to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 phablet during the Galaxy Unpacked event slated on Aug. 23. The date is exactly three weeks away and today what is purported to be the phablet's "final" specs have been leaked in full by the usually reliable Evan Blass.

According to the tipster, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to measure162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm in size. It looks to be tad larger and thicker than the Galaxy S8+. The device will be coming with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, which is similar to the Galaxy S8 series. The upcoming phablet will have 6.3 inches Super AMOLED, dual curve display with the 1440 x 2960 pixels and 18.5:9 of aspect ratio. The device will be powered by the 3300 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging feature, as reported by Phone Arena.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to be powered by the company's own Exynos 8895 system-on-chip globally, but a Snapdragon 835 variant will be available in the U.S. With both chips employing Samsung's 10nm FinFET fabrication process, performance between the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 should be comparable. The Galaxy Note 8 is also getting a boost in RAM over the S8, with 6GB standard, coupled with 64GB of internal storage and a microSD expansion slot.

On the optic side, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to have the two rear cameras feature 12 MP sensors, a wide-angle one with a f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, and a f/2.4 telephoto one which enables 2x fixed zoom. The rear side will see two lenses and both will come with optical image stabilization. On the front side, there will be an 8 MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, as reported by GSM Arena.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also have an S Pen stylus. While there are no particular details about it, it is assumed that Samsung has improved the new S Pen over previous versions. 

The Galaxy Note 8 is said to be available in only two color variants: Midnight Black and Maple Gold. The phablet is said to come around €1,000 in Europe, while it starts to ship in September.

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