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Galaxy Note 8 envisioned in colorful new renders: see it with and without a rear fingerprint scanner

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Galaxy Note 8 envisioned in colorful new renders: see it with and without a rear fingerprint scanner

The first half of 2017 is over and we've already been treated to a slew of major smartphone releases - the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, LG G6, Xperia XZ Premium, and the HTC U11 are just the cream of the crop. Yet, the second half of the year is equally, if not more enticing, as we expect to see the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the LG V30, and, of course, the Galaxy Note 8.

Although we don't have a pair of ears inside the top floors of Samsung's HQ, we are definitely certain that the head honchos at the helm of the tech giant are eager to show just everyone out there that the Note 7 fiasco was a one-off occurrence that will hardly ever plague Samsung's top-of-the-line gadgets. Motivated by that as well as the success-reaping Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 will have to reimburse consumers' faith in the Note family. 


We've heard lots about the upcoming S Pen-toting phone, including its hardware specs, design, and even unique features of the handset. We've explored all of these in our recent rumor review that details these at large. Yet, we have a hard time visualizing what the phone is going to look like, and this is exactly where renders come in handy. Yes, they do!

The newest batch of these has been created by Benjamin Geskin and give us a look at two possible variants of the upcoming possibly dual-camera Note 8. It's expected that the Note 8 will look a lot like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but with more pronounced display corners and, of course, an S Pen. One of the variations has the fingerprint scanner at the rear, whereas the other one features a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display. So, here's how the phone might look like without the fingerprint scanner at the back...


And here's how it could look if Samsung goes for a regular sensor at the rear, which is more likely to be the case:




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posted on 14 Jun 2017, 07:04 12

1. kkmkk (Posts: 546; Member since: 06 May 2013)


that emerald green is phenomenal
never understood why Samsung never used it again after the s6 ( even the s6 had a very limited number of units with this color )

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:29 2

7. bucknassty (Posts: 153; Member since: 24 Mar 2017)


I think samsung needs to take a poll on colors... that emerald green would probably end up number 1

posted on 22 Jun 2017, 18:21

36. jakoh (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 May 2017)


I thought the green Essential phone was also good. But i love green, i have a green back on my Lumia 950 right now. its attractive.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 09:57 2

16. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Sep 2016)


Due to extreme lack of sales in that color

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 18:04 1

29. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


There was an extreme lack of availability leading to that. I'd have bought that color in a heartbeat, and I don't usually like anything but black/gray for a phone.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 21:04

32. GoTstan (Posts: 139; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


I'd take it in booger green, dookie brown, since I throw a case on my phones it doesn't matter

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 07:19 8

2. turk_az (Posts: 54; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Emerald Green Must be standard color for S and Note series

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 10:29

19. DanishPastry (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


It obviously didn't sell well enough to become one.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 07:21 1

3. Rocket (Posts: 434; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Gime a #10 :)

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 07:33 3

4. Camilla81 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Mar 2017)


The green color is magnificent.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:03

5. limona (Posts: 33; Member since: 19 May 2017)


I have no problems with the fingerprint scanner on the back.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:28

6. Amars (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Aug 2016)


If that is going to be the placement on the back that is very nice....

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:41

8. surethom (Posts: 954; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


If the Finger sensor is on the back at least its not if the stupid uncomfortable position like the S8.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:46 1

9. PrYmCHGOan (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


Why does it matter if the FPS is on the back?

If you actually use the phone, you will find that the location is fine.

I rarely have ot use it, because I have a Gear S, and i have my device set as a trusted device for Smart Lock. So as long as my phone is in range of my Gear S, my phone will unlock.

But when I do use the FPS for Samsung Pay, I managed to use the FPS with no issue.

People still complaining about the FPS location, don;t have an S8, and won;t be buying a Note 8, so your opinions don't even matter; because you aren't giving the opinion on actual usage.

Its like claiming a certain model cars drives bad, but you've never owned or driven it.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 09:55

15. apple-rulz (Posts: 328; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


The fingerprint scanner on the back is a horrible location, no matter how much you try to convince yourself otherwise. Dry those salty tears and wait for the next iPhone to see what Samsung will offer in a few years.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 10:08

17. trojan_horse (Posts: 4930; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"The fingerprint scanner on the back is a horrible location,"

It is all subjective. The location of the S8's fingerprint scanner is of no problem to me, because muscle memory serves me right!

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 10:33

20. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


#17
Exactly
He is just trolling hard.
The first 3 days or so I wouldn't hit it every time. Now it's no problem.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 18:06 1

30. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You mean like AMOLED, Edge to edge screen, wireless charging, IP68...I think we've seen all those .

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 13:55

25. jeroome86 (Posts: 2100; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


@PrYmCHGOan. Why not using your techiexp1969 account?

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:56

10. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 516; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Saw that green and now I have to change my underwear, thanks PhoneArena.....

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 08:57

11. fyah_king (Posts: 1077; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Ill take all 6 colors.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 09:00

12. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1320; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Emerald Green needs to really come back... Fingerprint sensor on the S8 is just fine. I have 0 issues reaching it and I use it quite often. The only people still complaining about it are the ones that don't have the s8 or the ones that are extremely lazy to move their finger millimeters to the left...

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 09:02 1

13. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Agree. That emerald green is a royalty.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 09:30

14. babakvesta (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jun 2017)


are the white phones are dead!
I really want a new galaxy note in white, back and front panel, like note 4 or 5 :-( :-( :-(

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 10:35 1

21. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


#14

Me too
I love the s8+ but will get the note 8 and I would love to have a white one front and back also.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 10:23 1

18. trojan_horse (Posts: 4930; Member since: 06 May 2016)


White color remains my favorite for smartphones!

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 10:36

22. sissy246 (Posts: 4021; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


White is my favorite also.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 11:23

23. KingSam (Posts: 546; Member since: 13 Mar 2016)


Or yeild issues. Not all colors are easily reproduced.

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 13:55

24. Slytherin (Posts: 211; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


Would so love an all white Note 8, but I have a feeling it's gonna be like the S8 with all black on the front and whatever colour on the back which is pointless! You always look at the front, what is the point in having a different colour on the back? Absolutely stupid decision on Samsungs part! I don't give f**k about all the sensors/cameras on the front showing, I just want the whole device in one colour! Sort it out Samsung or we'll be forever living in a black world!

posted on 14 Jun 2017, 15:20 1

26. Zylam (Posts: 1120; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Looks exactly like the S8. Wait that's right, you're only allowed to complain if Apple uses the same design language.

Anything goes for Samsung, let's hope this one doesn't have issues with its battery.

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