Now that Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S8, it is now time to anticipate the next flagship to come out of Samsung. While the new smartphone is still months away from its official release, rumors still abound. And with the next flagship phone meant for great things, new and exciting things are expected of the Galaxy Note 8.
When it was first reported, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to sport a display much like the current Galaxy S8+: a 6.2-inch curved AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Now, a new report claims that the Note 8 screen will be even bigger than it was originally thought of.
It would seem that phablets fans will surely have a field day on the Galaxy Note 8. According to The Korea Herald, the phone is now rumored to have a slightly bigger 6.32-inch OLED display instead of 6.2 inches. Furthermore, it will also feature an embedded fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the display.
Readers would probably recall that the Galaxy S8 was originally rumored to have the same fingerprint scanning hardware. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, Samsung ditched the plans and settled on the glitchy facial recognition instead. Well, it seems like Samsung has finally come into grips with the said hardware and is now ready to use it on the Galaxy Note 8.
Sadly, no other details were given about the said phone hardware. Nevertheless, one can only surmise that it will be somewhat similar to the rumored fingerprint scanner of the iPhone 8.
The Galaxy Note 8 is likely to have the latest Snapdragon 835 chip from Qualcomm. However, if the chip designer comes up with an incremental upgrade like last year’s Snapdragon 821, Samsung might opt to use it instead. On the other hand, this might not be the case at all since rumor has it that the current yield rate of the Snapdragon 835 is still below expectations.
Samsung’s next flagship phone will be released later this year. There is a high likelihood that it will happen sometime after August as Samsung will not want to rush its release, unless it wants the same predicament it had on the Galaxy Note 7. For more updates on the Galaxy Note 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.