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The Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly be unveiled at New York event on August 26

By midian182 ยท 7 replies
Jun 20, 2017
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  1. It was only last week when reports arrived claiming the Galaxy Note 8 would make its debut at Berlin’s IFA conference, but, as is often the case with rumors, a lot can change in seven days.

    According to Reuters, which cites a “person familiar with the matter,” and South Korean outlet Navir (via Sammobile), it's now believed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled on August 26 at an event in New York - a week before IFA.

    It’s thought that Samsung is determined to show off its upcoming devices before rival Apple launches the iPhone 7s/7s Plus and iPhone 8 in September.

    While it may hit the market before the new iPhones, it appears that the Cupertino company’s flagship could have the Note 8 beat when it comes to one particular feature. Numerous leaks suggest the iPhone 8 will have its Touch ID sensor integrated under the screen. And while Samsung’s device was rumored to also have its fingerprint reader in the same position, this is reportedly no longer the case.

    It’s thought that Samsung has been unable to address an issue where the fingerprint sensor area is proving brighter than the rest of the display. The company may now abandon the idea and place the reader on the back of the phone, much like the Galaxy S8 but in a more central position that makes it easier to reach.

    The Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch 3840 x 2160 Super AMOLED curved Infinity display and a vertically-aligned dual-lens camera. We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out if Samsung can fix the embedded sensor problem.

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,144   +1,308

    They are a little nicer then their predecessors, but not much.
     
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,791   +393

    Not much better than the Galaxy Note Failed Edition? meh
     
  4. phillai

    phillai TS Enthusiast Posts: 53   +15

    Where's the stylus??
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    "The Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly be unveiled at New York event on August 26".
    By whom, the NY bomb disposal unit? I certainly hope not.
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    I'd assume it would be packaged in the box along with the obligatory paperwork that nobody reads accompanied by the device itself and a charger. Maybe some earbuds thrown in as well, just for good measure.
     
  7. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    Personally, I could do without one and buy the note 8 instead of the galaxy because it's fingerprint reader isn't such stupid design choice.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,992   +2,427

    A baby deer as a better chance to escaping from a lion enclosure unharmed than the Note 8 does going a week without an industrial grade phone cover.

    Just looks like a super-sized S8 and we know how durable those things are.
     

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