Here is the Galaxy Note 8 from all four sides, complete with S Pen and a new color option

Here is the Galaxy Note 8 from all four sides, complete with S Pen and a new color option

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.

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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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30 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1165; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

This is the phone to get. I've waited since note 4.

5. Sloiz

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

I've waited since note 3. Wanted Note 5 but didn't sell in my country. Note 7 exploded, and now finaly Note 8.

16. gabrielpal

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Couldn't agree more with you. Same story here.

27. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I agree. Thanks Samsung for making iPhone 8 ugly. I mean the earpiece, camera and sensors that block the whole iPhone screen. Thanks Android OEMs for sharing your old innovative features to Apple.

8. vapotrini

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

The Note 4 was the last true Note made. No way around that no matter how much the minions want to claim otherwise. After that, it somehow made complete sense to remove features and concentrate on the device's looks, slenderness and later on, water proofing. Somehow removing the ability to seamlessly replace the battery on the fly, removing infrared, decreasing screen size by adding edges which added absolutely no functionality whatsoever, seems to make complete sense to put on a phone that was originally built for and with the sole purpose of being about business productivity over everything else.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"...remove features and concentrate on the device's looks, slenderness and later on, water proofing. Somehow removing the ability to seamlessly replace the battery on the fly, removing infrared, decreasing screen size by adding edges which added absolutely no functionality whatsoever..." What features were removed? An IR blaster? Like now all of a sudden the traditional way of using a remote control should be thrown out of the window because it can be put on a phone? Removable battery is hardware, so I'm not sure what other features you're referring to. Adding water resistance to a device makes it more of a productivity device because you have one less thing to worry about when using it. I had the Note 4 & the Note 7. Screen size wasn't reduced at all. http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/toosmoove_/20160820_083922_zpsbpndmjll.jpg http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/toosmoove_/20160820_084022_zpstxzpedse.jpg

25. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

I would respectfully disagree with you as one of the most hardcore note fan. (I've gone as far as importing the first note just because it wasn't going to come to the states) http://i.imgur.com/NmkVN29.jpg 1,2,3,4,5 and 5 is much much better than 4 imo

15. Tremz

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 12, 2017

Indeed. I have been using the Note 4 for 2 years. I can't wait to get the Note 8.

23. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Me too dude! I still use my Note 4. I had a Note 7 but I had to give it back and I've missed it ever since. I cannot wait for the Note 8. I will pre-order it as soon as T-Mobile has it available!! Im kinda into that dark blue if that one is a market option officially. My bff has the Galaxy 8+ in Orchid Grey and it looks more like a dirty grey than purple- not impressed with that color. Im soooo excited!! Give me my beautiful glass beast!!!!

29. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Neah, i am going to pass it this year, wouldn't buy it due to the stupid 18:9 aspect ratio. Note 7 FE bandwagon, Here i come!!!

2. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Truly innovative smartphone from Samsung. This is the best choice yet for 2017 followed by the Galaxy S8 and V30. Anyone who disagree are pure Apple sheep or OnePlus beggars.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, so the back of the N8 is really going to be like that?

7. ingmang

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

It seems like this is going to be this phone's back and it really seems ugly to me. However, it's the phone that I'm getting. Good luck the back is covered with the case.

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Yea I don't like the back of the new Impala but it's been selling the last 4 years.

3. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

This looks divine

11. vapotrini

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

Yes sheep.... it's perfection.

4. shield

Posts: 817; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Note 8 copy design LG, back camra :D.

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You need to copy some English lessons.

21. shield

Posts: 817; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Note 8 looks like a twin LG G6.

9. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

There is something so serious that emanates from this phone.... like it means business not beauty...I'm an engineer and i feel like i share the same DNA with this beast...

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What kind of discounts if any?

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Stealth black for me, but the fingerprint sensor should have matched the back color instead of always being black.

19. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Everything else after the Note...

20. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I hope the screen is larger than 6.3" because it will be akin size wise to a 5.8" 16:9 screen. With the skinny form factor screen sizes are misleading as the diagonal size makes the screen look larger on paper than it actually is. Place the 6.2" skinny s8+ next to a normal 6 inch 16:9 phone and it is apparent which screen is actually bigger and how cramped the s8+ screen is in comparison.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

22 more days until the king.

24. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

fingers crossed for an 3500+ mAh battery

26. jacky899

Posts: 404; Member since: May 16, 2017

Looks like the Note 7 with elongated screen. Nothing special but is not bad since I liked my Note 7 design last year. I was hoping for more. I really don't like the fingerprint sensor location though. Don't know why Samsung designed the fp to be in such a bad location.

28. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Where's the new color option? Samsung has used the black and gold on other phones in the past. Looks nice, still wish it had a flat screen. People can call me a troll if they want but I've had the S3, N2, N3, N4, N5, S7, and skipped the N7 because of the edge. I enjoy using art apps to sketch/paint, the Note was like the perfect little device to doodle on besides take notes. When the application and art canvas is wrapping around a curved edge makes it less usable to me, and as a former Verizon rep I didn't care for the Note Edge, S6 Edge, or S7 Edge, I would rather own a flat display. I may give the N8 a try, own my first phone with an edge, it will no doubt be one of the best phones of the year. I'm also considering the V30, because I would honestly rather have a flat screen.

30. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im looking forward to this phone. I miss the MicroSD Slot option when they made the Note 5 (my current phone) This phone would make or break the Note Series after what happened last year

31. JoePhoto

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The main thing I want is a FRONT facing SPEAKER ... But also want a battery sufficient for using internet ALL DAY, (8hrs min), but I suspect and fear we won't have that. And obviously we won't have interchangeable batteries either. I also want a LIGHT COLOR case, (ala WHITE), so I can see it easier at night. Simply hate "black". I do hope and suspect it will be waterproof. But not concerned about its (large) size, I wish it was even bigger.

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