August has begun and it is the month towards the end of which we will be seeing the highly anticipated, the most powerful, most advanced and the most radically designed Galaxy Note 8. As we get closer to the launch date of August 23, what we have here today are supposedly the ‘final’ specifications for the upcoming Samsung device.
Nothing dramatically new here, although, the information mostly confirms all that we know about it and, as always, the information comes from a ‘company insider’.
First off, the design is seemingly similar to that of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but it appears sharper and slicker – a more polished version we can say. That touch of edginess comes primarily from the less rounded corners (compared to the S8 duo) and a hint of sophistication from the Note-exclusive ‘S Pen’. Other than that, the Note 8 carries forward the screen dominant display with a larger 6.3 inches of screen that maintains an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The resolution is, of course, 2,960 x 1,440 pixels.
Turning the phone around reveals the back with the first-for-Samsung dual camera setup where each lens is of 12 mega-pixels. Furthermore, the primary lens has an aperture of f1.7 while the secondary lens has an aperture of f2.4 for telephoto as well as 2x optical zoom. The whole setup comes with Optical Image Stabilization. Lastly, in the camera department, the front camera is an 8 mega-pixel unit with an impressive f1.7 aperture.
The image of the back portion also confirms the position of the fingerprint sensor which is right besides the camera. As far as the processing power goes, the handset will come equipped with both Exynos 8895 processor as well as the Snapdragon 835 processor (both made on the 10nm process) along with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Run time will be provided by a 3,300mAh battery and it will also support wireless and fast charging. Expect the USB-C port too.
Our initial observation is while the screen will be as good as the S8 in terms of features like it being HDR 10 compliant, we are not sure if it is going to be anything new or different. However, we will find that out in the near future when the phone is finally revealed.
Keep watching this space for further updates.