Final specs of the Galaxy Note 8 suggest Samsung is too scared to push it further

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Just this week, famed tipster Evan Blass published the first official images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from all angles along with the S Pen.

At the time, Blass only gave us the details of the phone’s looks and nothing about the specs or features. However, the same person has once again risen to the occasion, giving the world a list of the final specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 thanks to his trusted sources that are close to the team behind the manufacturing of the flagship.

According to Blass, the Galaxy Note 8 will measure 162.5 mm tall, 74.6 mm wide and 8.5 mm thick. For comparison purposes, the Galaxy Note 7 measured 153.5 mm tall, 73.9 mm wide and 7.9 mm thick while the recent Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5 mm tall, 73.4 mm wide and 8.1 mm thick. You can see the Note 8 is set to become the thickest of all these phones – as well as the largest in all aspects – but not by much.

What makes the Galaxy Note 8 this big is the presence of a massive 6.3-inch AMOLED display screen with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 1440p resolution. From the recently leaked images, we saw the phone’s display will come with less rounded corners when compared to the Galaxy S8 and the bezels will also be smaller than the S8 family.

In terms of performance specs, there are no surprises whatsoever. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will ship with the same processor that is found on the S8 pair – a Snapdragon 835 for the U.S. market and an Exynos 8895 for the rest of the world. This will then be paired with a 6GB RAM and the base model will give you 64G of internal storage, which should be expandable via a microSD card.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be the first Samsung flagship phone to make an appearance with dual cameras. According to Blass, this setup will feature two 12MP sensors and both will have OIS, but the primary sensor will give you an impressive f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel AF while the second telephoto sensor will have a smaller f/2.4 aperture and support for 2x optical zoom. On the front, you will get an 8MP shooter with f/1.7 aperture, same as the one used on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Given that the Note 8 is the thickest when compared to the S8+ and Note 7, it would have made sense for the phone to come with a bigger battery unit as well. However, it seems Samsung is scared of pushing things a little too far this time following what happened last year. As a result, the phone will reportedly come with a 3300mAh battery unit, 200mAh smaller than the one used on the S8+.

The battery will still use a USB-C cable for charging, but users will also have the option to turn to wireless charging as well. Both forms of charging will support fast charging technology. Initially, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be launched in two color variants of Midnight Black and Maple Gold and later on, Orchid Gray and Deep Sea Blue will come in.

Apart from the new S Pen functionality and features, it looks like there will be little to learn when the Note 8 goes official on August 23rd.

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