It is no surprise that the Galaxy Note 8 is an important smartphone for South Korean tech giants, Samsung. Not only is it relied upon to revive the public’s trust in the company’s Note smartphone line, it is also seen as Samsung’s answer to rival Apple’s incoming iPhone 8. A recent photo leaked online seems to give a sneak peek on the Galaxy Note 8’s features ahead of its release date.
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A photo that has been circulating across the Internet, claimed to be a close-up shot of the Galaxy Note 8’s rear view. The photo was posted by Facebook user Tung Ha from Ho Chi Minh City earlier this week. As seen above, the image gives little away but confirms two major features that have been long speculated to be featured on the upcoming flagship – a dual lens camera, LED flash, and fingerprint sensor on the rear. Samsung has not officially confirmed any of the new features that will appear on the incoming device.
There are claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will have the biggest display screen thus far, boasting a 6.3-inch display panel. This is one of the amazing extension of Samsung's Infinity Displays as it extends the display technology on bigger screen. Despite this, it should use the same 18:5:9 aspect ratio of the new S series. In other words, this Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can still be used with just one hand. As of now, there is no clear information regarding how Samsung utilizes the 4K native resolution for virtual reality.
A report online supports predictions made by KGI’s Securities famed iPhone analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claimed that the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a game-changing dual camera setup. Describing it as “the most important upgrade” of the soon to be released flagship, Kuo says that the cameras will include a 3x optical zoom, 12MP wide-angle CIS supporting dual photodiode (2PD), a 13MP telephoto CIS lens, dual six element lenses, and optical image stabilization on both cameras.
The report also serves as additional proof to support an article written by Park Kang-Ho, an analyst for Daishin Securities on 16 May 2017. In the article, Park claimed that the Galaxy Note 8 will jump onto the bandwagon and feature dual rear cameras when it is unveiled later this year.
After a successful launch of its other flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S8 and S8+ – the South Korean company will be hoping to continue the momentum with the launch of the Note 8 to bump up sales further.
Although the official date has yet to be announced, the Korean manufacturer has hinted that the Galaxy Note is due to be released in autumn as a strategy to compete with Apple’s iPhone 8. Industry insiders reckon that the smartphone will be revealed in late August before the launch of Apple’s iPhone 8 which is predicted to be released in September. VentureBeat writer, Evan Blass has reported that ‘an individual briefed on the company’s plans’ revealed that the incoming flagship will be making its appearance in the second half of September 2017. The leak seems to be reliable as VentureBeat is known to be one of a reliable source when it comes to smartphone leaks and updates.
If the launch date rumour is proven to be true, an intense battle for the top spot in the market is imminent. Samsung’s contender is giving the iPhone 8 a run for its money with its new design and cutting-edge software. The Galaxy Note 8 is also believed to cost less than the iPhone 8 which could prove to be another key selling point for the former.