Most of us are eagerly waiting for the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has already sent out media invites for its next Unpacked event, which is to take place on August 23.
As usual with launch invites, the invite from Samsung does not mention the words Galaxy Note 8. It shows a blue silhouette resembling the Samsung S Pen tipping that the Note 7 successor will be launched on the aforementioned date. Now, we have come across some interesting information. According to a Reddit post made by a Best Buy employee, the Galaxy Note 8 will be released in the US on August 24.
If the information turns out to be legit, US residents will be able to purchase the device just after a day of its launch. Well, it is quite surprising since Samsung takes a few weeks to release a flagship after the official announcement.
As far the latest rumor is concerned, a Reddit moderator has verified that the source is indeed a Best Buy employee. That being said, it doesn't mean the rumor has to be true. So until we get some kind of official confirmation, you better take the information with a pinch of salt.
You should also know this rumor is only applicable in the US. So in India, we might have to wait for a month or so to get our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
From the existing rumors, the Galaxy Note 8 is speculated to adorn a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display. It is likely to use an Infinity Display as seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ featuring an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The upcoming flagship phablet is said to be launched with a Snapdragon 835 SoC or an in-house Exynos 8895 SoC depending on the region. This processor is said to be coupled with 6GB RAM and a 3300mAh battery.
There are claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will arrive with an updated S Pen stylus. Remember that the Galaxy Note 7 came with an advanced S Pen that could do numerous capabilities. The handset is believed to be the first one from Samsung to feature a dual camera setup at its rear.
Going by the recent reports, the Samsung flagship phablet might feature a fingerprint sensor at its rear as on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and an iris scanner at the front along with the selfie camera. However, there seems to be a major difference in the positioning of the fingerprint sensor. It is said to be positioned next to the dual camera setup making it difficult to reach.