Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak claims to reveal the design of the upcoming flagship


Shortly after Samsung sent out invitations for its Galaxy Note 8 event, a leak has surfaced that claims to show off the design of the upcoming handset.

Renders of what’s said to be the Galaxy Note 8 have been shared, showing a device that looks like a boxier Galaxy S8. There’s the same Infinity Display that’s found on the Galaxy S8, complete with slim bezels and no home button, which indicates that on-screen keys will be used on the Note 8 like they were on the S8.

On the bottom of the phone we can see the S Pen, a speaker, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Around back is where things get a bit more interesting, as there’s a dual rear camera setup, which would be a new feature for Samsung and its Galaxy phones. Next to those cameras is a flash, and then to the right of the flash is the rear fingerprint reader, just like on the Galaxy S8.

It’s worth noting that these aren’t official Samsung renders. Instead, they’re renders made by a case maker that are said to be based off of genuine factory schematics. While they are unofficial, it won’t be a surprise if the Note 8 ends up looking like a boxier Galaxy S8. The Note and S lines often share designs, and I’d bet that Samsung would like to use its attractive Infinity Display design on another flagship device.

There are no specs included in today’s leak, but a recent report claimed that the Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, and a 3300mAh battery.

So what do you think of this purported Note 8 design? Will you be happy if the Note 8 does end up looking like this?

Source: BGR

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  • Travis Lovett

    I kind of hate these bezel-less phones. I have large fingers and always press something by accident! If I didn’t throw a case on I would never use the phone.

    • Nate

      I feel the same.

    • AngryBadger

      perhaps if they baked in a customizable software border that you could tailor to fit your needs (slower reaction to touch in specific area, adjust width of border, blah blah blah)

  • Cellphone Chris

    Count me in.

  • Sean B

    Damn that thing looks ugly.

    • Yunier Cabrera

      more ugly is the iPhone 8

  • JayBEE

    The Return of The King!

    Though, I am not happy with the FSP placement. It’s too bad they didn’t take a cue from the LG V20 in that regard. It will be interesting to see if my hands can comfortably handle this.

  • samsung freud

    anyone know if it will have an IR blaster?

    • JayBEE

      Good question, but don’t recall the 7 having one. I would welcome it.

    • Mike

      The S8 doesn’t have it . IR blaster would be nice but it’s not necessary. Newer tv’s can be controlled thru WiFi.

      • OE TheGuru

        you sure the s8 doesnt have it?

        • Mike

          I’m sure and it’s not returning. IR blaster cost Samsung extra to put it in and with how slim phones are today it simply won’t fit inside today’s phones. You can still control your devices via wifi though.

    • AnthonyReyes

      I thought LG was the only ones doing this, dont know if LG still does though

  • killjoytre

    i just…i HATE the FINGERPRINT LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR FUCKS SAKE SAMSUNG!

    • OE TheGuru

      the is honestly nothing wrong with it you are over thinking it honestly and you could just register your left hand

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  • SneakyPete

    Why….typical of sam dung

  • Rob

    That… is one seriously ugly phone and I’d probably throw it across the room with that fingerprint scanner placement. Whats so wrong with putting it under the camera? Especially with how big that phone is. Its going to be impossible to use.