Samsung have high hopes for the Galaxy Note 8 and believe it can take on Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone.
The latest rumour published on VentureBeat came from renowned leaker, Evan Blass and suggest that Samsung will go in direct competition with Apple by launching the device in September.
The Note 8 is expected to be as attractive if not more attractive than the S8 which was launched earlier in the year and not just a device with a larger screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual camera, the iconic S Pen stylus, 6GB of RAM as well as a 12MP sensor for each of the dual cameras. The downside is that the fingerprint sensor will remain on the back of the device.
This proved unpopular previously as users said that the rear camera was often smudged but Samsung has made up for this mishap with ‘with the new software that will improve split-screen multitasking, give the S Pen more capabilities and enable users to pin handwritten notes to the always-on display,’ Blass explained.
So as not to repeat all the problems that the company experienced with Note 7, Samsung are releasing the new device with a 3,300mAh battery rather than the 3,500mAh used in the previous model.
The problems with the Note 7 seem to have done little to dampen Samsung’s confidence however and they plan to release their device prior to the new iPhone to try and steal their thunder.
Not surprisingly, the new device will not be cheap with users expecting to pay between $900-$1000, according to reports.