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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