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Just a day back we had received a leak which showed us what the final design of Samsung’s upcoming phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note8 would be. Now just a day later, a report on Venture Beat shows the final specifications of the same. At this point, it is less of a leak and more of a confirmation of whatever information had already tricked out earlier.

From left to right- the S8, Note8 and S8+
From left to right- the S8, Note8 and S8+

At the heart of the Galaxy Note8 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in the US model or Samsung’s in house Exynos 8895 chipset (international market). This is complemented with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory which can be expanded via a microSD card. The display would be a 6.3-inch Super-AMOLED panel with the same 18.5:9 “tall” aspect ratio with a 1440 x2960 resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8

The most important confirmation is about the dual rear cameras though, featuring twin 12-megapixel sensors supporting optical image stabilisation (OIS) and two times optical zoom. One of the sensors has a f/1.7 aperture while the telephoto lens comes with a f/2.4 aperture. Selfie duties are handled by an 8-megapixel sensor with a f/1.7 aperture and an autofocus capable lens. Powering all this hardware is a 3300mAh battery which supports fast charging and wireless charging. All this is packed in an IP68 certified metal-glass chassis which measures 162.5 x74.6 x8.5mm.

The smartphone will feature a USB Type-C connector and a 3.5mm audio-jack as well. Out of the box, it will be running Android v.7.0, Nougat under Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI. The S-Pen bundled along with the handset is likely a huge step up in performance and features as well compared to older variants.

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled at an Unpack event on the 23rd of August in New York and will start retailing sometime in September. On launch, it would come in Deep Sea Blue and Orchid Grey and is expected to hit the $1,000 (~Rs 63,625) price tag.

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