After months of speculation the Galaxy S8 is finally here and proving very popular. As such, attention has now turned to the flagship smartphones arriving later this year, including Samsung’s next big release: the Galaxy Note 8.
After the saga that was the Note 7, some observers suggested that the PR damage may lead Samsung to kill off the brand. But in January, the company’s mobile unit chief DJ Koh revealed there would be a successor to the explosive handset.
Knowing that a Note 8 is on the way has led to a number of concept renderings of the smartphone, the latest of which may lead S8 and S8+ owners to wish they’d held on to their cash.
Graphic designer Mushin M. Belaal Auckburaully joined forces with YouTube channel DBS Designing to show what the next Note phone could look like, based on rumors about the handset and expanding on the design features seen in the S8/S8+.
The video suggests the Note 8 will have a flatter screen than the S8, feature a dual camera setup (something the S8 was rumored to have, but didn’t), and include a fingerprint scanner in a central position under the camera instead of next to it – though it’ll be a surprise if it isn’t built into the screen on the final version.
The concept handset’s specs, which come from earlier rumors, include a 6.4-inch QHD+ display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an iris scanner, 13MP dual front camera, 16MP dual rear camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery that Samsung will doubtlessly have tested extensively. Strangely, the Samsung logo that was missing from the S8 returns to the front of the display.
The final version could differ from this concept, but the video’s already received a load of positive feedback from fans - something Samsung may have taken note of.