It's been a few hours since leakster extraordinaire Evan Blass gave us a look at what was possibly the first official render of Samsung's next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8 — but it seems he wasn't done leaking just yet. In a new tweet (embedded below), he has shared the device's design from four sides, with the inclusion of a previously unseen color option and the first render of the device's version of the S Pen.
Galaxy S8's footsteps in terms of the huge amount of leaks we've seen. Still, there's a couple of little details we haven't heard or seen so far, so let's take a deeper look:What we can see in the renders is hardly surprising, though, considering the Note 8 has been following in the
First off, there's the new color itself: while previous rumors have suggested only three color variants, namely Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Deep Blue, this appears to be a fourth one we haven't heard of until now. However, it looks pretty much exactly like the Galaxy S8's Maple Gold variant, so there's a fair chance this particular edition will be region restricted — or in other words, don't get too excited just yet.
Beneath that gold we can also see the subtle under-glass texture, which is a small but welcome design feature. The same render also reveals another, sort of new thing: Samsung has once again decided to give all color options a black front panel, the same as the Galaxy S8. This also applies to the dual camera module as well: unlike the S8, however, this time the black color extends to the fingerprint scanner, and the end result looks a bit clunky.
However, the star of the show is the S Pen, which — well, it looks exactly like the S Pen found in last year's Galaxy Note 7. It seems Samsung is strictly following the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra there, and we can't say we're complaining.
As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to keep the Galaxy S8's Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 SoC, but combined with an upgraded 6 GB of RAM. That tall Infinity Display seen above will be a large 6.3 inches in size — just barely bigger than the Galaxy S8+. For the full scoop on the device, however, make sure to head to our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumor review.