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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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 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 )

7. bucknassty

Posts: 1318; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

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

36. jakoh

Posts: 4; Member since: May 09, 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.

16. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Due to extreme lack of sales in that color

29. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

32. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

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

2. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

Emerald Green Must be standard color for S and Note series

19. DanishPastry

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

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

3. Rocket

Posts: 636; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Gime a #10 :)

4. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

The green color is magnificent.

5. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

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

6. Amars

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

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

8. surethom

Posts: 1634; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

9. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

15. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 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.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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!

20. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

25. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

@PrYmCHGOan. Why not using your techiexp1969 account?

10. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

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

11. fyah_king unregistered

Ill take all 6 colors.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 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...

13. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Agree. That emerald green is a royalty.

14. babakvesta

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 14, 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 :-( :-( :-(

21. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

White color remains my favorite for smartphones!

22. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

White is my favorite also.

23. KingSam

Posts: 1400; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Or yeild issues. Not all colors are easily reproduced.

24. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 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!

26. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 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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