Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly be unveiled towards the end of August and start selling somewhere in September, but the official dates are yet to be mentioned.
So far, there have been several rumors, speculations, and leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 8, but many of them haven’t been coming from Samsung itself. Recently, leaked details emerged revealing that the phone is currently being tested with Android 7.1.1 Nougat at the heart of the show and now we have another leak regarding the expected design of the phone.
One thing that is for sure is that the Galaxy Note 8 will not be different from Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ as far as outward appearance is concerned. However, in order to make some differences between the two sets, the tech giant will obviously make some tweaks here and there.
When the Galaxy S8 came to life, we did an article that highlighted the flaws that the company should rectify when the Galaxy Note 8 finally comes to life. One of these flaws was the placement of the fingerprint scanner. We’ve heard rumors that the tech giant is working on an on-screen fingerprint scanner, but recently, someone close to the company claimed that it’s too early for this technology to feature on the Note 8.
So, what does this mean for the Galaxy Note 8 fans? It means that they’ll have to do with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, just like the Galaxy S8. However, the latest leaked schematic has some encouraging news for the fans of the Note series. Unlike the S8 where the fingerprint scanner was placed just beside the main camera, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have this feature aligned vertically to the dual-lens camera on the back of the phone.
If you’ve seen where the Google Pixel and Pixel XL have their fingerprint scanners placed, well, this is what the newly leaked images are pointing to. Apparently, the South Korean tech company might just borrow a leaf from the Google Pixel book by placing the fingerprint scanner in the middle of the back panel at a point where the forefinger rests when holding the phone.
This is a great move by Samsung as this position is great for a fingerprint scanner. Not only has Google been placing this feature at this point on its phones, but also other players such as Huawei, Xiaomi and LG, among others. If indeed this is the position that the Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint scanner will be placed, Samsung will have addressed the fingerprint placement issue on the S8 and S8+ in a perfect way.
The schematic also confirms the dual-lens camera on the back, a USB-C port, S-Pen port, 3.5mm audio jack as well as dual speakers appearing on the top and bottom ends of the phone.