Samsung has officially confirmed that its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 8, will be a massive phablet with a stylus. The South Korean company has released a new teaser video which outlines the shape of the large Galaxy Note 8. The device can be seen accompanied by a stylus. The Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's second flagship device for 2017, following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
Keeping with tradition, the Galaxy Note 8 will be announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York on August 23. In its teaser video, Samsung has also confirmed that the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 will be livestreamed on Samsung.com.
The video was also accompanied by a tagline “a powerful device to do bigger things.” The Galaxy Note 8 has been a magnet for leaks and rumours for a while now. As many have predicted, the phablet is expected to sport large a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and the new teaser sort of validates the buzz around the size of the device.
Further, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be powered by the same system on chip as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Depending on the region, Samsung may use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or its own Exynos 8895 chipset. It is also believed that the Note 8 will feature a dual camera setup at the back; 12MP + 13MP. The 12MP camera may use a wide-angle lens supporting dual photodiode (2PD), while the 13MP camera might be fitted with a telephoto lens. The Galaxy Note 8 appeared in a listing on GeekBench recently and the listing points to the use of Samsung's Exynos 8895 chipset. Alongside SoC specs, the GeekBench listing shows that the smartphone/phablet will house 6GB of RAM, a first for any Samsung device.
More such leaks and rumours will surface as we head closer to August 23. Until then, watch the official teaser video of the Galaxy Note 8 below.