Galaxy Note 8 leaks again in case maker renders, Arctic Silver version included


Back when the first color versions leak of the Galaxy S8 came our way, we couldn't help but notice the funky names that Samsung chose for the hues - Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver. That last Arctic Silver version will apparently be present as a color layer on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, as well, if the leaked case maker renders above holds water. It will probably join the obligatory black and grey versions, as well as that Blue Coral that so many seem to be fond of. Will Samsung ever release a pinkish Note 8, or a brand new color altogether, remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, the Note 8 also leaked in rendered images for an armored case wrapper, and this one is showing the phone in full glory, S Pen and all, with a design very similar to the S8 and S8+ Infinity Display chassis, yet slightly more rectangular. Besides the S Pen silo on the right, there is an USB-C port, a standard audio jack, speaker or mic grill, and on the left there is a Bixby button, just as with the S8. The source claims that "SPen new features are great, the camera has no rivals," but they'll have to corroborate a bit more than that to flesh out the argument, although the new dual camera module features of the Note 8 already leaked out.

source: IceUniverse

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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)

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67 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Can't believe they didn't fix the poor fingerprint scanner placement...

2. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

They can't change the design language to the same series.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Is not the same series, and when the overall reaction to the placement was so negative, it's just stupid to keep it.

5. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Thanks Tedkord. I'll probably end up purchasing, but just wish they corrected this right away. Definitely should not be an ongoing thing with new Samsung devices. What phone do you have these days?

9. iczer

Posts: 158; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I own a Galaxy S8 and you get used to the position of the FPS quickly (one week). But it would be better if it was located in the front or side of the phone.

31. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not what lebron is saying. The issue is the particular location on the back of the device. The Pixel, 6P, and G6 got this right. It's right in the middle.

44. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've tried the HR sensor on my S7 Edge, and it's very uncomfortable. I shouldn't need to "get used to it," it should be intuitive and easy.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

One thing is certain, i'll most probably buy the Galaxy S9 tbh. The s9 will have the right size, oled display, dual cameras, stereo speakers, under display fps.. But so will the iphone 8 though but regardless of wether i get the iphone 8 or not, i will also get the GS9 and use it for 2 years. I believe the gs9 will be a no compromise phone.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They on;y got negtive reactions from stupid blog sights. I don't see any complaints on Samsung's website about its placement. All the peopel making abig deal out of nothing are simply being ignored. They p;ace the FPS where it could fit properly, without changing the overall design of the phone. You can just put things where people think they should be. You put them where they work. You either deal with it, or you don't. Its simply that simple. You don't car manufacturers, placing the gas pedal on the left side, just because a few people complain about it. Not discounting that you don't liek the location. PK so don't like it and move on. There is so much positive about the device overall, that to sit and constantly bring up a negative that isn't gonna change is just dumb. Aren't you married? Or have a Girlfriend? You no complaining doesn't get you far. I know you're better than this Ted :-) Don't get like these knuckleheads here.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sorry, I'm not a blogger. There are a ton more than just bloggers saying it's a stupid design. Stop making excuses. Can it be used? Yes. Is it a good design? Not even close.

56. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It being a good design or not is subjective, brah... To each his own. I've personally gotten used to the fingerprint placement of the Galaxy S8+.

62. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

"I've personally gotten used to the fingerprint placement of the Galaxy S8+." This is why you are very stupid Trojan Horse. With a good design, you wouldn't need to get used to it. Get it? ROFL, you are a confirmed idiot and you should never comment again.

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You typed ROFL, with a straight face.

67. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"This is why you are very stupid Trojan Horse. With a good design, you wouldn't need to get used to it." I spoke of my own experience... I got used to the placement of the S8's fingerprint reader, just like how I got used to the placement of the Google Pixel XL at the center of the back of the handset, because I had never used a fingerprint scanner at the back of a phone before the Pixel XL. It's about muscle memory for me. It's funny you call me a confirmed idiot, all while forgetting that you got Limited by the PA mods for your idiotic comments on Samsung articles during the launching period of the Galaxy S8... Why have you stopped infesting Samsung articles with those idiotic comments? Come on, keep on posting it so that the PA mods can get you permanently banned and you would never have comment again.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It isn't broken, so there is nothing to fix. If you don;t like it, you don;t have to use it, or even buy the phone. But it isn't broken because you don't like where it is. You sound like lefties who use products that appear to be designed for righties. This device has 100's of things that are positive for you to concentrate on some lame negative, which isn't even a negative at all.

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Hey brosephine. Can this line only be used for Samsung or can someone also use it for another company? "If you don;t like it, you don;t have to use it, or even buy the phone."

26. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You know it is possible to buy a device or even be a fan of a certain device and still be critical of it. By doing so, you are telling the manufacturer where they need to improve on for the future. Otherwise, the manufacturer will just think "Oh nobody seemed to care where we put this or did with that, so we don't have to fix it". I just bought a car a few months ago and I love it, but I still tell people that I wish they did this a certain way or that a certain way. A product is never going to be perfect, so for us to just say nothing is wrong is to basically say that a product should stay the exact same in future iterations.

34. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're talking sense to the wrong person. In his eyes, Samsung's devices are perfect and even if everyone knows that you're a fan of Samsung drvices, the moment you dare and criticize a feature in their devices, he'll call you names, wish harm on you. Trust me, it happened to me, he said all sorts of stuff when I criticized Samsung before.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly. Nothing is perfect, everything could use improvement. This is a glaringly bad design, and if we don't let Samsung know, it could continue. Heck, they should have gotten the message after the one constant criticism of the S8 (really, it's only criticism) was the FPS location.

19. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just like how everyone bashed LG for the power and volume buttons placement in the G2 at first, they eventually ended up getting used to it, and we ended up seeing lots of other OEMs follow their lead and place their fingerprint scanners there. I'm not saying everyone will follow Samsung's lead on this one, but I never had a problem with the placement on my S8, and you could go on XDA and read the experience of actual S8 users, and they'll tell you the same. My only issue with it, is that I wish the footprint of the scanner was bigger, as S8+ does struggle to reach it on such a long device.

29. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Understood. Thanks for the feedback maherk.

33. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Anytime brother.

25. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Fingerprint sensor placement on my S8+ is great! The only people complaining about it are blind haters or people who listen to blind haters...

28. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I'm not a blind hater because I dislike FPS placement, especially when most websites generally agree the placement wasn't wise. You are being a blind fanboy by suggesting they keep something that isn't as ergonomic as other solutions.

35. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Maybe it isn't ergonomic for you but there are millions of people who find it just fine. It's funny the people that find it to be a problem are the ones who haven't used the phone or have only used it for a video to try to prove how bad of a placement it's in. You have to actually spend some time with it and let muscle memory set in to the new placement. Did I think that it was in the most ideal position at first... No. But I kept an open mind, let myself get used to the new position and it's like second nature now. So you can miss me with that blind fanboy talk...

54. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't think it is the best place, I also sure don't mind it, that doesn't make me a blind fanboys. If people don't like it that's fine I get that. I am sure not going to call you a hater because you don't care for it. But, don't tell the people that do like it or don't mind it that they are blind fanboys just because some of us don't mind it.

36. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I own an S8 and I hate Bixby button, does that also make me a blind hater? Learn how to respect other's criticism, it brings nothing but a better device and a better experience to us consumers.

39. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I can respect others criticisms when they own the device they are criticizing. But to complain about something you don't own is blind hating in my book, and yes that's just my book. So you basically answered your own question asking if that makes you a blind hater, well obviously not since you own the device lol. Maybe you should learn how to figure out simple questions before asking them. But I respect your input. Criticizing on a tech blog will in no way bring a better device or better experiences to consumers. If you're into that sort of thing you probably need to go straight to the source a voice your opinion there. It will be better heard that way... But that's just my criticism.

40. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hear you, and you do have a point. But I'm just pointing out that not everyone who criticizes an aspect in X phone, automatically means they're blind haters. Simple example is here, this man always talks good about the S8, but the moment he shows his dissatisfaction about the S8's fingerprint scanner, you immediately called him a blind hater.

43. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

+1. I see you're angle on this matter.

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