Falling in line with a previous rumour, the launch date of the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone has now been confirmed. It was rumoured that the smartphone will be launched on 23rd August in an event in New York which indeed comes out to be true. Samsung is hosting its ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event on the same date in Park Avenue Armory, New York at 11 AM EST (8.30PM IST).
The company has apparently started sending out press invites which although doesn’t mention a specific name but reads “Do bigger things” indicating that the Galaxy Note 8 is on its way. Samsung is also teasing the launch through twitter with the same tag line, making it an obvious guess.
Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017. pic.twitter.com/xsbqdP0QBM
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) July 20, 2017
A few days earlier, the CEO of Samsung, Gao Dongzhen confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled by the end of August. Apart from the launch, the CEO also confirmed that the smartphone will be released in two steps around the world, where in the first phase it will be available in early September in select markets of the US, Korea, and the UK. While it is expected to be available in other global markets including India during the second phase, which will commence in October.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to feature a bezel-less display similar to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which Samsung calls as the infinity display. The leaks also suggested that the smartphone will come with an horizontally aligned dual rear camera with a not so comfortably placed fingerprint scanner, which is beside the camera on the rear panel. The smartphone is expected to come with a heart rate sensor, an Iris scanner and a face recognition sensor as well.
Taking about other leaked specifications, the Galaxy Note 8 is speculated to sport a 6.3-inch display, most probably with QHD resolution and could be powered by a Snapdragon 835 or an Exynos SoC along with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The dual rear camera setup will consist of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens supporting dual photodiode and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. The report also states that it will support 3X optical zoom, dual 6P lenses and dual OIS as well.
We’ll keep you updated with more, stay tuned!