Just like it happened with Samsung Galaxy S8 months before it was made official, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly testing Samsung Galaxy Note 8 months before it is made available.
If nothing changes, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 should be unveiled in August, but looking at what happened with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, don’t be surprised if this date was pushed back. The news of Samsung testing the Note 8 comes at a time when alleged imaged of the same phone showed up online, revealing the possible design that Sammy could adopt.
Looking at the model numbers of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it is obvious that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come in with model number SM-N950. However, we can see that the version being tested has model number SM-N950F, which is the international variant of the handset.
Given the build number of the firmware being tested on the Note 8, there’s no doubt that Android 7.0 Nougat is on board. However, we can’t tell which version exactly is being tested, whether it’s v7.0 or the newer v7.1. Even though the leaked info says nothing about the specs and features of the phone, there should be a good number of similarities with the Galaxy S8.
Samsung GALAXY Note 8
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— 萌萌的电教 (@mmddj_china) April 6, 2017
For instance, you can expect the same Infinity Display that causing waves, but the Galaxy Note 8 could take the form factor to the next level by debuting a monstrous 6.4-inch panel. Unlike the S8 where the fingerprint scanner is located on the back, this could be the first phone to feature this feature under the screen. Internally, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 should get the job done and now that there’s a 6GB RAM variant of the Galaxy S8+ in the market, the Galaxy Note 8 could also take the same direction.
There’s also talk of a dual-lens camera on the back, but like the other specs and features listed in this report, this is based on rumors and speculations. We sure will be seeing more of these rumors in the coming months.