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Galaxy Note 8 specs, recover date and price: Samsung site slip-up reveals pre-order date

IT’S FAIR TO SAY that last year’s Galaxy Note 7 was a disaster. Following reports that a handset had been environment on glow and blazing arses, Samsung was forced to emanate a recall, which after resulted in a handset being binned altogether.

While some early rumours pronounced that that noted a finish of a line for Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, a organisation has itself reliable that it will be returning in 2017 when it suggested that burnt Note 7 users could bag themselves a half-price Galaxy Note 8

We’ve dull adult all we know about a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 so far and will refurbish this essay as shortly as we hear more.

Release date
Samsung has reliable that a Galaxy Note 8 will launch on 23 August, usually as rumours had suggested. There’s no word nonetheless as to when a smartphone will arrive on shelves. 

Leaked support on Samsung’s website has suggested that pre-orders for a device will start on 25 August. 

Rumour has it that, many like a iPhone 8, a Galaxy Note 8 could be Samsung’s initial smartphone to mangle a $1,000 (around £920) barrier. 

EE has turn a initial UK user to endorse that it’ll be charity a smartphone (below), and those meddlesome can register their seductiveness on a firm’s website

Specs and news
– 6.3in 3840×2160 Super AMOLED curved Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio
– S Pen support
– Improved iris scanner
– Screen embedded fingerprint scanner
– Built-in ‘Bixby’ AI assistant
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 6GB RAM
– Vertical twin lens rear-facing camera
– USB-C connectivity, 3.5mm headphone jack
– Android 7.0 Nougat
– IP68 certification 
– 64GB build-in storage, microSD expansion
– Fast charging, wireless charging support

Latest news
Documentation speckled on Samsung’s Australian website by BGR has suggested that pre-orders for a Galaxy Note 8 will start on 25 August, usually 9 days after it’s strictly unveiled. The leaked document, that has given been yanked, shows that Samsung Australia will offer one giveaway Galaxy Note 8 shade deputy within 12 months of squeeze underneath a new Screen Assure program. 

27/7/17: A Chinese leaker, who goes by a name of, er, ‘Ice Universe’, claims Samsung will recover a souped-up chronicle of a Galaxy Note 8 that will come with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage. The device, set to launch as a Galaxy Note 8 ‘Emperor Edition’, will reportedly launch usually in Asia.

24/7/17: Fresh renders of a Galaxy Note 8 (above), performed by BGR, explain to uncover a smartphone in all a excellence forward of a 23 Aug unveiling. The picture shows a boxy smartphone with a Galaxy S8-style Infinity display, and a twin camera set adult on a phone’s behind with an concomitant fingerprint sensor. Separately, an picture of a bundled S Pen has leaked, that confirms a stylus will be identical to a indication that shipped with a now-defunct Galaxy Note 7.

21/7/17: Samsung has reliable that a Galaxy Note 8 will launch on 23 August. In a post on Twitter, a organisation teased a smartphone with a Galaxy S8-style Infinity arrangement and S Pen, alongside a tagline “Do Bigger Things”. 


14/7/17: Samsung appears to have incidentally tweeted an picture of a Galaxy Note 8 (below). The tweet, dictated to foster Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor, cinema a chip subsequent to a phone with a wider forever arrangement and smaller bezels than a Galaxy S8 and S8+, hinting that it could be a initial ‘official’ demeanour during a arriving Note 8.

12/7/17: Samsung will strictly betray a Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August, according to a news during The Bell. Samsung has nonetheless to criticism on a rumours, though this news does uphold with previous chatter that a organisation was looking to kick Apple’s arriving iPhone 8 to market.

10/7/17: SlashLeaks has performed a new picture of a Galaxy Note 8 (below) that shows off a 6.3in display, and reliable it will offer a same winding circumference as a Galaxy S8. The describe also shows a Galaxy Note 8 will switch to a 19.5:9 elongated ratio, that should make it easy(er) to reason in one hand. 

6/7/17: An official-looking picture of a Galaxy Note 8 (below) has been common in a Facebook post by Vietnamese tool blogger Tùng Hà. If accurate, pattern a Note 8 to underline a frustratingly-positioned fingerprint scanner on a rear, alongside a twin camera set up. The image, that matches adult to prior renders, also seems to endorse that a handset will underline a nearby edge-to-edge arrangement like a Galaxy S8 sibling. 


The CEO of Slickwraps, a smartphone appendage maker, has posted an picture of a CAD describe (below) of what appears to be Samsung’s subsequent smartphone, with a caption: “Working tough on a Note 8.” The picture doesn’t tell us many that we didn’t already know, though does supplement weight to conjecture that a phone will underline a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and an S Pen container on a bottom edge. The picture also shows off a Note 8’s rumoured twin camera set up, that sits alongside a heart rate guard and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Galaxy Note 8 CAD render

30/6/17: Korean news website Osen is stating that a Galaxy Note 8 could be a initial Samsung smartphone to underline a four-figure $1,000 (around £920) cost tag. The same news claims that a smartphone will be accessible with possibly 64GB or 128GB storage, with a microSD container enabling enlargement adult to 256GB.

29/6/17: UK tradesman MobileFun has started punishment a initial official-looking Galaxy Note 8 cases (below), pleasantness of Olixar. The cases, that can be pre-ordered now, seem to debunk rumours that a smartphone will underline an unsightly camera bump, though does endorse a twin sensor setup, rear-facing fingerprint sensor and winding Infinity display.

Galaxy Note 8 Olixar case

27/6/17: 91mobiles has posted a video (below) that allegedly shows a initial renders of a Galaxy Note 8. If legit, a smartphone won’t be as attractive as many were expecting, with a camera strike on a behind fattening out a handset to 9.4mm thick. The video does, however, uncover that a Note 8 will underline a Galaxy S8-style Infinity display, a USB-C pier and housing for a bundled S Pen.


26/6/17: According to a news during VentureBeat, a Galaxy Note 8 will launch in Sep and will be Samsung’s many costly smartphone to date with a cost tab of €999 (around £875). The same report, that comes around an particular who has been briefed on a company’s plans, claims that a Note 8 will underline a 6.3in AMOLED display, 6GB RAM, a 3,330mAh battery, twin cameras and Samsung DeX support.

20/6/17: Despite new speak of an phenomenon during IFA, South Korean media is reporting that Samsung will launch a Galaxy Note 8 on 26 Aug during an eventuality in New York. The same news claims that a handset will underline a 6.3in Infinity Display, softened S Pen support, twin cameras, Bixby and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.

14/6/17/: SamMobile is reporting, carrying listened from “internal sources”, that a Galaxy Note 8 will approaching be denounced during this year’s IFA tech show, that kicks off on 1 September. This would see a smartphone announced usually days forward of a iPhone 8. 

8/6/17: A bevvy of Galaxy Note 8 leaks have seemed overnight, a initial Tekz24 that claims to have got a hands on a live picture of a ‘Coral Blue’ chronicle of a handset (below).


Poyoco is behind with a second trickle and claims to have caught breeze of a Note 8’s hardware specs, that embody a dual-lens camera, 6GB RAM, Android 7.1 and softened S-Pen support. There’s no speak of an in-display fingerprint scanner, and News1 has reportedly listened from Samsung that this underline won’t be entrance due to “technical limitations”.

7/6/17: Based on new leaked renders, pleasantness of Poyoco Tech, a Galaxy Note 8 looks set to arrive make-up a Galaxy S8-style Infinity display, a vertically-aligned dual-lens camera (much like that approaching to seem on a iPhone 8) and a screen-embedded fingerprint scanner.

2/6/17: A news from Dutch website has some some-more info on a Galaxy Note 8. It claims that a handset will arrive using a latest chronicle of Android, 7.1.1, and that it will underline a same 18.5:9 ratio and Infinity Display tech as a Galaxy S8 and S8+. The report, according to Google Translate, also says that “a home symbol will not be a party”, whatever that competence mean.

25/5/17: An purported Galaxy Note 8 front row (below) has flush online, confirming that a smartphone will underline a Galaxy S8-style ‘bezel-less’ display likely with an 18.5:9 ratio. The trickle also confirms, maybe unsurprisingly, that a handset will be done accessible in black. 

22/5/17: A Galaxy Note 8 manikin indication has leaked on video pleasantness of TechNavi. It shows an early judgment for a Galaxy Note 8 design, and with no fingerprint scanner on a front of rear, hints that it could be a initial Samsung smartphone to offer an under-screen sensor. The clip, that has given been pulled, also shows dual-camera setup on a behind of a Galaxy Note 8, with what looks like a twin LED peep underneath.

15/5/16: A trickle around Weibo has ‘confirmed’ that a Galaxy Note 8 will container a 6.3in screen, creation it a biggest phone in Samsung’s Note operation so far. This shade will come with support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus and will adopt a same 18.5:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8 and S8+

27/4/16: Samsung has reliable that it would launch a second flagship during a second half of a year, no doubt a curtsy to a Galaxy Note 8.

4/1/16: A loose-lipped insider has suggested that the Galaxy Note 8 will be expelled “later this year,” with another vouchsafing trip that it will be a initial Samsung smartphone to underline a 4K fortitude display. 

24/10/16: Samsung has reliable a existence of a Galaxy Note 8, earnest that Note 7 users in Korea will have a possibility to bag themselves a half-price Galaxy S8 or Note 8. This offer The understanding relates to those who trade-in their Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge as partial of Samsung’s Galaxy Upgrade Program, that will also offer business quick lane use for after-sales and 50 percent off arrangement repairs. µ



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