We’re all eagerly awaiting Samsung’s official Galaxy Note 8 announcement later this month, but that still leaves almost three weeks where we can dig up more rumors and leaks about the phone. This time, we’re getting confirmation about the specs of Samsung’s holiday flagship.
As much as Samsung is going to try to position it as something else, the Note 8 is shaping up to be a Galaxy S8+ with an S-Pen. It will reportedly use a 6.3-inch display, which is just barely bigger than the Galaxy S8+, and the resolution is staying the same. The edges of the devices are a little more squared off in true Note fashion, but otherwise, it won’t look remarkably different from what we’ve already seen this year.
The rest of the hardware is top notch, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. It will use the Exynos 8895 globally and the Snapdragon 835 in the US, and Samsung is bumping up the RAM to 6GB instead of the 4GB from the flagships earlier this year. The dual camera system is packing two 12-megapixel shooters that will allow for slight optical zoom and OIS.
There’s a 3,300mAh battery on board, which is actually a tiny bit smaller than what Samsung used in the Galaxy S8+. That’s unfortunate, but it also hopefully means the Note 8 won’t explode, so that’s probably a worthwhile trade-off.
The device will ship in midnight black and maple gold, with the orchid gray and deep sea blue variants to follow later on.
source: Venture Beat