We tip our hats once again to serial smartphone and gadget leaker Evan Blass, this time for releasing the final specs of the Galaxy Note 8 phablet.
We’re still weeks away from Samsung’s scheduled press event in New York where the tech giant will officially reveal their all new Galaxy Note 8. This event will take place on August 23, but luckily for us it appears that the official specs of the device have already been leaked.
According to leaks from Blass, it seems as though we can expect some impressive hardware specs with Samsung’s upcoming Note 8 device. That is if these leaked specs are accurate of course, but Blass is well known in the industry for being pretty spot on.
So let’s get to it, shall we? For Galaxy Note 8 units sold in the USA, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor will be on board (identical to the S8 and S8 Plus), whereas units sold throughout the rest of the world will have a Exynos 8895 processor which is Samsung’s very own. The phablet will have dual rear cameras, both with 12MP camera sensors. One of the rear camera sensors will have 2x optical zoom. The front-facing 8MP camera will have a f/1.7 autofocus lens.
The Note 7 battery had a tendency to overheat and in some cases even catch fire. This lead to a global recall of the device, but Blass claims the Note 8 will have a 3,300 mAh battery and we’re all hoping of course the overheating issue will be a thing of the past.
An S Pen stylus will be bundled, and other specs include a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 ratio and 1,440 x 2,960 resolution. The Note 8 will have 64GB of on board storage, a microSD card slot, along with 6GB of RAM.
Galaxy Note 8 physical dimensions are 162.5mm x 74.6mm, with an 8.5mm.
Maple Gold and Midnight Black color options will be available upon release with additional Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue color options expected to become available at a later date.
Arrival of the Galaxy Note 8 is expected at some point in September in the USA and a few other select markets. Availability in other markets is expected at some point later in the fall months.
Based on what we know so far, what are some of your thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Is it something you’d consider purchasing and is it worth waiting until September to do so?