[Update: More images] First Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image appears online revealing subtle changes to Galaxy S8 front panel design

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Thanks to Evan Blass, we have our eyes on the first image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet, which will be announced on August 23rd in New York.

Up to now, there has been a lot of images doing rounds regarding the phone, but these images were mere renders based on leaks and rumors of the Galaxy Note 8. What famous leaker Blass has given us is what we believe is an image from the press material of the Note 8 and it comes in a Midnight Black color variant, which is one of the three variants expected to show up when the phone goes official.

From the leaked image, which only gives us the frontal view of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, we can see a few similarities with the Galaxy S8. The edge-to-edge display screen is still there and so are the minimal bezels on the top and bottom ends. There are no physical buttons, which suggests that the phone will keep the same on-screen keys used on the S8 and S8+.

However, the major difference we can see on the leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display screen when compared to the S8 is in the corners. Unlike the latter where the corners of the screen are rounded, the former’s display screen has less rounded corners. Other than this, the rest of the design remains the same, which means the 18.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as Infinity Display, will still live on.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image also shows off the dedicated Bixby button on the same side as the volume rockers while the power button is isolated on the right-hand side of the phone. The sensors on the top bezel are also visible, which include a selfie camera, an iris scanner, proximity sensor, autofocus sensor and notification LED as well as an earpiece.

Given that we have about three weeks before the Galaxy Note 8 is unveiled, you can expect more of these leaks to keep coming in and hopefully, we’ll soon get our eyes on the back panel as well as the expected specs and features of the phone. Stay tuned.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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