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.
What we can see in the renders is hardly surprising, though, considering the Note 8 has been following in the 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:
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