May 18, 2017

What's cooking with the Samsung Galaxy Note8?

Everyone's eyes are on the upcoming flagships from the mobile phone giants, and one of the most watched phones is Samsung's Galaxy Note8. So what can we expect from the upcoming phablet?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been out for a while and everyone has a good idea of what it is and what it can do, people are now focusing on the next wonder child of Samsung's Galaxy family: the Galaxy Note8. Not only is it the next flagship device in Samsung's lineup, headlining the second half of the year for the Korean conglomerate, the Galaxy Note8 also has the huge amount of pressure and intrigue surrounding it thanks to the disastrously failed Galaxy Note7 from last year. So will this year's Galaxy Note8 be a hit or a devastating failure? Everyone wants to know.

The first thing to consider are the hardware specifications. Right now, the rumored specs for the Galaxy Note8 are looking good. Really good. The first thing people are going to look at is the screen, and the Galaxy Note8 will sport a huge 6.3-inch display. Samsung has been making their Galaxy Note devices bigger and bigger screen-wise each year, but this is the largest yet, on part with the Samsung Mega. It's also going to be larger than the galaxy S8+'s 6.2-inch screen. Knowing Samsung, though, the actual phone dimensions aren't going to be that much bigger, as they will stretch the limit of how small they can make the bezels

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The next big rumor is the dual screen array that will be used as the main camera for the Galaxy Note8. Samsung for one reason or another has been resistant to adding dual cameras to their smartphones, but this may finally be the model that does it. They're said to have 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel resolutions, and will handily outdo the iPhone 7 Plus. The other specifications of the phone include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. As always, Samsung will also offer an alternate Exynos chipset configuration for the Asian market. The phone will also have Samsung's trademark S-Pen, and an IP68 rating along with amenities like fast charging, wireless charging, and possibly a retina scanner. The battery is said to be 3,600mAh.

Whether these rumors prove true or not, we'll find out in the coming months.

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