Alleged Galaxy Note 8 promo poster shows us its dual-cameras, rear fingerprint scanner
There's a new Galaxy Note 8 leak on the block, and this one's pretty saucy.
A purported promotional poster of Samsung's upcoming handset has been unearthed, giving us a sneak peek at the possible final design of the Note 8. There are dual cameras at the back, which falls in line with what has been expected for this year's phablet, as well as a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner at the rear, which coincides with the latest news on the matter.
Apparently, Samsung has been unable to come with a workaround for a brightness issue that was allegedly caused by its in-display fingerprint scanner, which ultimately led to the inclusion of a traditional scanner at the rear of the Note 8. Mind you, the positioning of this one is just below the camera and not to the side, which would likely make it easier to locate and interact with. As a reminder, not everyone was thrilled with Galaxy S8, S8+'s placement of this vital biometric sensor which is said to have caused issues for some users.
Weirdly, the flash unit with the heartrate sensor (a staple for Samsung's high-end phones for a while) has been placed higher, close to the top end of the phone. Provided that Samsung is not dropping these biometric sensors anytime soon, their placement seems to be a bit awkward as it will likely cause users to stretch out their fingers all the way to the top in order to reach the sensors.
Given that this promo poster is real, it will confirm that the Note 8 will reiterate Galaxy S8's design language - very high screen-to-body ratio, small bezels at the top and bottom, and slightly curved edge display.
We expect the Galaxy Note 8 to become official sometime in late August or even early September in the worst case scenario. Supposedly, it might cost around €999 in Europe and ~$900 in the US. You can read more about the phone in our dedicated rumor review by visiting the link below.
Save for the flash/heartrate sensor placement, the renders beneath seem to be pretty much spot on: