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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport a 6.3-inch screen, according to latest rumors

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A Galaxy Note 8 concept, courtesy of @VenyaGeskin1

A Galaxy Note 8 concept, courtesy of @VenyaGeskin1

Hey, remember how the Samsung Galaxy S8 was quite possibly the leakiest smartphone ever? Well, the cycle seems to have begun anew with its upcoming sort-of successor, the Galaxy Note 8. The latest intel we've got says that the latest Note is set to continue Samsung's proud tradition of making its flagships bigger with each new release, this time equipped with an impressive 6.3-inch screen.

Now, a couple of notes: firstly, thanks to the new trend of making smartphone screens taller, that 6.3-inch diagonal starts losing its meaning a bit: the taller aspect ratio (18.5:9) means the screen area is somewhat smaller than what it would be with a regular 16:9 screen. On the other hand, though, it also means that the display will be considerably taller, which may become a problem for people with small hands and/or those who want to be able to use it in one hand. To put these proportions into perspective, the Galaxy S8+, which currently holds the crown for the largest Samsung flagship ever, sports a slightly smaller 6.2-inch panel.

Along with this info, we've also got yet another confirmation that the Note 8 will feature a dual camera setup on its back (told you so!) In fact, from what we know so far, the only major differences between the S8 and the Note 8 are the screen size, the cameras, and possibly the inclusion of a stylus. As for the leak itself, it comes from a Weibo user with a pretty decent track record when it comes to Samsung leaks, but seeing as it's still just a text post, make sure to take this info with a grain of salt anyway.

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posted on 15 May 2017, 07:33 5

1. det_bradlee (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Jun 2015)

Physical home button please!

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:57 15

4. adibuyono (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)

Not a chance

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:12 2

9. zacsaturday (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 May 2014)


posted on 15 May 2017, 08:31 1

15. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3823; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

Would much prefer that, just like in the Note 7. Or pressure sensitive (to enable activating them when the screen is off like on the S8) onscreen navigation buttons that are context aware, offer shortcuts on a per-app basis and have the fingerprint scanner integrated in the display.

If they can offer all of the latter, won't miss the physical home button 1 single bit.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:35 11

17. GreenMan (Posts: 1718; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)

I just wish they go with a slightly fatter aspect ratio...

Like 17:9 instead of the ridiculously thin 18.5:9...

Or just go with a regular 16:9 and make it a 6 Incher...

Thing is; in human psychology; fatter things feel bigger than taller things... Hence, a wide screen monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio tend to feel larger than older 4:3 monitors...

Just tried an S8 at a mall and... Even though I like its unique aspect ratio... It just didn't feel 'right'... To me, anyway...

The G6, on the other hand, felt pretty nice... Albeit still too tall...!

S8 is just too darn slim, honestly... And I can't say I'm a fan of that 'super model' looks...!

Oh well, eh?


posted on 15 May 2017, 13:03 1

42. Andrewtst (Posts: 669; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Not a chance and it is history now. With physical home button the infinity feel will be gone.

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:26

43. monoke (Posts: 697; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)

Lol. This is like asking a fat kid to stop eating. Ain't happening.

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:45 3

46. MartyK (Posts: 919; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

I 100% agree with you GreenMan,
I hate the skinny tall phones, it feels terrible in my hand as well!

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:58 2

47. Kibzara (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)

i would never ever go back to regular 16:9 ratio. S8 fits so good in one hand. and it looks hot this way. enough with wide and bulky classic designs

posted on 15 May 2017, 20:40

54. deleon629 (Posts: 61; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)

That's what she said...all of that...

posted on 16 May 2017, 03:15

59. Switch00 (Posts: 523; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

Physical camera and walkman button please. It would be nice, it's not 1970 to omit such features. Touch is inferior to physical in many situations, wake up!!!

posted on 16 May 2017, 04:37

60. alexpapas (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)

It has nothing to do with human psychology. Given a certain diagonal length, the area is maximum when the aspect ratio is 1:1, so the more square a panel is the bigger it actually is. Basic geometry/calculus really.

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:33 1

2. phonehome (Posts: 809; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

Hope prosthetic capacitive finger extension operation vouchers and maybe a fire extinguisher are bundled. Who needs a 64gb SD card and a case that most won't use.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:14 12

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 23599; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


posted on 15 May 2017, 09:26 4

24. miketer (Posts: 220; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)

+1 a double yawn

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:47 2

32. tedkord (Posts: 13235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

You'll need a drool cup with yours, too.

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:52 3

3. gd761 (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

6.2" S8+ compared to Note 8 at 6.3" is NOT Worth it.

Maybe if the Note 8 would be 6.5" or Larger, then it Would be Worth a Very Serious Contender as a REAL UPGRADE!

Just a .1" Difference is NOT Worth even thinking about as an Upgrade since almost All of the Specs are supposed to be the same.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:24 5

11. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3823; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

You clearly have no use of the active digitizer pen. That alone is why I don't see any other Smartphone as a worthy upgrade to my OnePlus One. If you have no use of it, you shouldn't be looking at the Note line in the first place...

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:25 4

28. UglyFrank (Posts: 1877; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

The pen is the only reason to buy a Note imo. This Note is the real flagship thing stopped being true when the Note 5 was released with basically the same specs as the S6 bar the pen and screen size.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:37 1

29. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 245; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)

The S Pen is why I still consider the Note 5 to be Samsung's best phone, it's more useful than an S8 for me.

posted on 15 May 2017, 11:48

38. willard12 (Posts: 1966; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

So, you're saying that someone who bought an S8+ three weeks ago at $850 shouldn't upgrade to the Note 8 fourteen weeks from now and your reason is the .1 in screen diffetence.

There probably is no reason for anyone to UPGRADE to any device on that timeline unless they are a tech aficionado or get the device as a reviewer. As fast as tech moves, let's try to compare it to devices that are little more than 4 and a half months old at release.

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:59 2

5. belieber4ever (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 May 2017)

TRUST ME......NOBODY will be buying Samsung product line anytime soon after their bomb fiasco. Nothing like competition. Samsung better claim their place behind the only industry leading Apple. Samsung is just Apple's bitch! I have rolled with Apple ONLY since 2010 and I used to own the Galaxy S. I swear I would NEVER OWN another Galaxy device even if Samsung paid me.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:03 17

6. Skimshaddy (Posts: 83; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)

TRUST ME.....THERE WILL be a lot of people buying them. BUTT-HURTS like you need to stop crying.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:08 10

7. cmdacos (Posts: 410; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)

Trust me, Samsung knows you don't know how to use a flexible smartphone and they don't want your mom's money anyway. Stick to your phone where Tim holds your hand so you don't get hurt in the big bad world.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:26

12. belieber4ever (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 May 2017)

Just like this is your opinion. Why do you care or post your not buying you never do. You sound like someone on medication. Are you a retard???

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:30 8

13. cmdacos (Posts: 410; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)

Is this English?

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:41 4

19. sissy246 (Posts: 3516; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

No, Samsung won't sale s**t, OMFG you are a true isheep.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:51 9

33. tedkord (Posts: 13235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The irony of you calling someone a retard, right after you claim no one will buy Samsung products due to the Note 7, while the S8 set new Samsung records.

You're a goddamned genius, Gump.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:09 9

8. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1158; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

If the note is anything like the S8 then it will be the phone of the year hands down..

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:31

14. belieber4ever (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 May 2017)

Even if it was for free I wouldn't want any sad boring and extremely dull Samsung Galaxy line products. They suck as bad as crappy Pixel and all stock Android phone out there.

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