The wait will soon be over, Samsung fans: the direct successor to the Note 7 will officially launch on Aug. 23.
Samsung is holding an "Unpacked" event in New York City that day, and while the company hasn't explicitly confirmed anything about the Note 8, the event's "do bigger things" caption should pretty much reveal it anyway. Those who remain unconvinced should look at the silhouette style teaser photo, where an S Pen is clearly visible. Samsung's Note line is famous for its bundled pens.
Samsung confirmed the date on Twitter with a GIF, showing what looks like an Infinity Display. Oddly, unlike the promotional materials for the Galaxy S8, the device featured in this one is in its landscape mode.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rumors
There were talks of Samsung fully abandoning the Note branding after what happened with the Note 7, but before the whole fiasco occurred, the Note line was one of its most recognizable brands. A month from now we'll know if the company decides to stick with the Note naming scheme.
Rumors suggest the phone will sport a 6.3-inch Infinity Display — just marginally larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus. That seems to accord with the "do bigger things" slogan, and if true, the Note 8 will sport the largest screen in the Note's history.
The Note 8 Will Feature A Similar Design As The Galaxy S8
Many speculate the design won't change much. The Note 8 will borrow heavily from the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in terms of design, but Samsung isn't to blame here — if you've got something as dazzling as the Infinity Display, then there's very little room to make it even more gorgeous than it already is. The Note 8 will most likely sport thin bezels, which means it won't have any space for a physical home key — the first for a Note phone.
The only real frustrating tenet suppose Galaxy S8 design elements indeed migrate to the flagship is the fact that Samsung might still place the fingerprint scanner on the back of the Note 8.
Mostly unchanged design elements shouldn't be much of a bummer, though, because the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus still look extremely well-crafted pieces of hardware all things considered. How the Note 8 differs from both phones will be interesting to see, though.
On the specs side, rumors suggest that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip will power the Note 8, the same chip that powers the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Alas, details about the phone remain slim, save for the occasional "leaks." Some say the Note 8 will cost more than $1,000 and ship by September. Expect due coverage when Samsung's Unpacked event kicks off.