Samsung is hard at work prepping the Galaxy Note 8 series for launch but the handset is still a while from being revealed publicly. This, fortunately, does not mean that there is a dearth of information regarding what the final device would be as an initial leak occurred way back in April whilst more recently we have had glimpses of what the Note 8 will actually look like.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display corner leak
The new Galaxy Note 8 images that show the display with slightly more aggressive display corners

Today, another leak has surfaced with regards to how the handset would differentiate itself from the Galaxy S8 series smartphones. All three smartphones have been noted to use a very similar design philosophy of minimal side bezels with the concept of having an Infinity edge-to-edge display. Yet Samsung has made a subtle change, will have a narrower angle on the corners of the display. This can be seen in the leaked image above.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 render

Please note that older renders’ (above) of the Galaxy Note 8 did not indicate any such difference and the smartphone looked more similar to the Galaxy S8 series handsets. These leaked renders show the smartphone featuring a vertically oriented dual camera setup at the back. What is surprising though is that all the recent renders have been bereft of any fingerprint scanner, either at the front or the back which can only mean one of two things; Either Samsung is not featuring a fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 8 in favour of other biometric unlocking processes or that it has finally managed to integrate the scanner into the display.

This is a quandary that can only be solved as more information regarding the smartphone comes out or if the company makes an official statement. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is supposed to feature an Exynos 8895 SoC at its heart coupled with 4 GB/6 GB of RAM and 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB of internal storage. A 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display of an unspecified resolution with an aspect ratio of 2:1 dominates the front. On the OS front, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to run a TouchWiz UI skinned flavour of Android v.7.1.1, Nougat.

Apart from this, the phablet is expected to feature IP67 certification for dust and water ingress protection, an iris scanner, NFC for Samsung Pay and Bluetooth v.5.0. Most likely it will also be running Samsung’s latest Bixby voice-based virtual digital assistant as well. This is in addition to accessories like the S-Pen which Samsung pairs with all its Note series smartphones.

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