Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be released in August, report claims

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was nothing short of a disaster for Samsung but the Korean giant thinks that the new Galaxy Note 8, due for release in August is ready to take on the iPhone 8.

The Note devices are traditionally smartphones with larger screens and come with a stylus and the new version is expected to mirror the S8, or so the Korean Herald has revealed.

The Note 8 is expected to have an infinity screen that is 18.5 to 9 in terms of its width to length ratio and is currently reported to be using the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system, rather than waiting for the new ‘O’ OS to be launched.

Images of the new device are starting to be leaked and a clip was uploaded to Weibo that suggested that the Note 8 would have a 6.3-inch screen that would reach all the edges of the device.

This is a bezel-less design very similar to the ‘Infinity Display’ on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

The screen dimension of the Note 8 would be 0.6 inches larger than its forerunner and 0.1 inch larger than the S8+, making it Samsung’s largest smartphone to date.

Meanwhile a more recent leak claimed the Note 8 would be similar in size to the Note 3.

Other specs include a front fingerprint scanner and a dual camera on the rear and it is expected to be launched in August after the hype surrounding the S8 and S8+ has died down.

The Note 7 is believed to have cost Samsung $5.3 billion although it was announced recently that the device will be refurbished and rebranded. Not surprisingly it will look exactly the same.

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