As we keep waiting for the now anticipated Galaxy Note 8 later this year, new rumors about the phablet keep emerging on the internet. After the Note 7 scandals that happened last year, let’s hope the same thing won’t happen this year for the Note 8.
VR compatible, edge-to-edge foldable display with 4K screen resolution
Samsung seems to have picked up from its vast market experience and might position its smartphone display and camera to woo customers. According to Netherlands-based YouTuber MobySmartCat, who specializes in smartphone leaks and rumors, the Note 8’s display might have some interesting features.
In a video uploaded last year December 24th, MobySmartCat said the device will come with an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch flexible display which will transform into a 6.2-inch display by pushing a button on the side of the device. It is also expected to be VR-compatible and have a 4K screen resolution.
30-megapixel rear camera
The Note 8 is expected to come equipped with a 30MP rear-camera, according to MobySmartCat. This would be a massive bump in specs, compared to the Note 7’s 12MP rear-camera.
3.2 GHz Snapdragon 830 processor, 6GB RAM
In terms of processing power, Samsung might opt for a 10-nanometer technology-based Snapdragon 830 processor which will have better performance and battery optimization compared to existing processors such as the Snapdragon 820.
MobySmartCat added Samsung will offer two variants of the device — one with a Snapdragon 830 and the other with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 Anastasia processor.
The device is expected to release in August/September 2017, which means that it may come after Google reveals its next Android iteration, the follow-up to Nougat. MobySmartCat referred to it as Android O, following Google’s alphabetic naming of its software updates.
The Note 8 device is expected to have an advanced artificially intelligent voice assistant, which is expected to have an edge over Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant as it might be better integrated with other devices such as smartwatches, VR headsets and smart home appliances.
Samsung is expected to source the batteries from LG instead of making its own.
The device is expected to have an iris scanner which will scan your eyes to unlock the smartphone.
Let’s wait and find out which of these rumored specs came right!
source: MobySmartCat and International Business Times