Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak reveals specs, colours, and more

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak reveals specs, colours, and more

Samsung is hosting an event on August 23 to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 where we'll see for ourselves its true specs and design. The image leaks give us an idea of what Samsung will be incorporating in the new Galaxy Note 8.

Internally, the device will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset for U.S. phones (which are usually the variant that Canada receives as well), and the company's own Exynos 8895 for international models. The dimensions of the device come in at 162.5mm x 74.6mm x 8.5mm, compared to 159.5mm x 73.4mm x 8.1mm of the S8+.

The camera setup will feature two main rear cameras with 12-megapixel sensors, one of which is wide-angle and will feature an f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus.

It will, though, start at 6 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB, and it will be the first Samsung phone to ever pack dual cameras.

The Galaxy Note 8 has already been doing rounds in the rumor mill for some time now, and as we get closer to the launch date, the leaks seem to appear more frequently. Galaxy Note 8 will run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. The memory will be expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. It is bigger than of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The S-Pen will be improved as expected, along with a number of new software features such as the ability to stick handwritten notes to the Always-on Display. There is also the fingerprint sensor just beside it.

However, people soon started asking what phone model was portrayed in the picture, saying that it couldn't be the Samsung Galaxy S8, because it didn't have the rounded edge on the top bezel. It will come in Midnight Black, Deep Blue, Gold and Silver colors. Samsung launched an investigation and found out that the culprit was the battery. Pre-order dates in some regions may begin earlier while it may take some 10 to 14 days before they begin.