Earlier last week, there were reports that Samsung is already making arrangements for the supposed Galaxy Note 8 launch in August. The said launch will happen on the 26th of the month in New York. That said, another report, this time coming from Venturebeat, contradicts earlier launch dates.
According to a report from Venturebeat, a person close to Samsung claims that the expected release of the Galaxy Note 8 is on the second half of September. This bit of news directly contradicts reports from The Investor saying the phone will be launched on Aug. 26.
Apart from the launch date, Venturebeat also confirmed some of the specs of the Galaxy Note 8. Chief of which is the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 powering its internals. The SoC will be paired with as much as 6GB of system memory; this is the second time Samsung is breaking the 4GB barrier on mobile RAM.
Another interesting information from the report also confirms the location of the fingerprint sensor of the phone. According to the report, Samsung totally ditched the in-display fingerprint sensor as reported by The Investor. Instead of being mounted behind the display, it will be mounted at the back of the device; next to the flash and heart sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also feature a dual camera setup; a major upgrade from the Galaxy S8 line. As with the latter, the cameras will be mounted in a horizontal position to the left of the flash and heart sensor. The sensors will both have a 12-megapixel resolution and independent image stabilization features.
Finally, on the subject of pricing, the report also said the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be priced at around €999, which is roughly $1,100 with the current exchange rate.
From the looks of things, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will definitely be a premium smartphone. On the flip side, the price is somewhat justified by the 6.-3-inch display, dual cameras, and 6GB RAM. For more updates on the Galaxy Note 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.