Samsung Galaxy Note 8 allegedly appears in renders

There are some leaks out there that you just hope aren't the real deal, despite knowing that they probably are. This is the case with the latest one by the pretty trustworthy leaker @OnLeaks, who partnered with 91mobiles, that allegedly shows the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in all its glory.

The materials consist of video and images of a device, which is supposed to be the Note 8. It carries the same style as @OnLeak's previous 3D renders, based on factory CADs, so this might be the case here as well.

What baffles us is that the design is uninspiring at best. Not only does the device look extremely thick, but the shape of the Galaxy S8 is all but gone. What we have instead is nearly perfectly rectangular shape, which looks quite crude in our opinion.

The worst part about the pictured design is on the back, though. The rumored dual-camera setup is present, but the fingerprint scanner continues to be right next to it, alongside the LED flash. With a rumored display size of 6.3 inches, we can't help but to wonder how that fingerprint scanner will work ergonomically. Users have already been complaining about its position on the Galaxy S8+, which comes with a 6.2-inch screen.

To top it all up, the camera and fingerprint scanner protrude quite a lot from the back, resulting in a not-so-stylish rectangular bump on the back of the device.

That being said, however, Samsung used to experiment with different prototypes for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, so we can only hope that these renders are based on an early prototype, and not on a finished design.

source: via SamMobile

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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. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I prefer it rectangular as f. I am also glad that is thick, hopefully the battery will be large.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lmao, this looks even more ugly than the Asus zenfone AR with that horrible camera set-up and hideous looking fps. Whats more the camera bump now protrudes after dem samsung army bragged about how it could never protrude on their flagship. God, samsung are really garbage designers.

16. umaru-chan

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Yeah, it looks crappy. iPhone 8 will easily trash this trash.

21. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The iphone 8 will eat it alive regardless of whether this nauseaous design is real or not.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Dear smartphone prophet, please tell us more about the future!

28. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Dear history teacher, tell us about the past.

45. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

It appears that you were eaten alive by NoToFanboys!

50. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That was supposed to be a comeback? I replied to you looking for entertainment, now I only feel pity. You're disappointing for a troll...

25. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

The leaks for Note 8 are turning out to be worse every day. People on Android central and GSM arena are boycotting against this phone, Yet blind sheeps on this site are trying their best to defend their lord Samsung.

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"People on Android centraland GSM arena are boycotting against this phone"... And you think those people "boycotting" against the Note 8 (which is an unreleased handset, and with no official specs revealed) are logically better than the "blind sheeps on this site" who defend Samsung? Ridiculous.

32. AxelFoley unregistered

People who visit tech websites are now officially organizations that arrange boycotts? And with all that goes on in the world, the thing they choose to "boycott" is an unnanounceed, unreleased device that lets people talk, text and surf the web. Rosa Parks and the people who were beaten during the Montgomery Bus Boycotts would be so proud of you all s/. You may want to consider reevaluating your life because the definition of a "sheep" may actually be in the mirror.

51. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I like it! Looks sweet. Not everyone likes curved edges. The maximum screen is brilliant

2. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Well what can I say... Koreans aren't really great industrial designers. This will sell, marketing, but this is definitely uninspiring. Being an ex-Note user I don't understand where Samsung went wrong. The best of the Notes was the Note II. Specs aside. It had the best speaker, was considerably much more durable than the Notes after it and above all it withstood the test of time. My mom uses mine and it's still working great.

9. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 527; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Best Note was the Note 2? Hell nooooooooo that crown to this day goes to the mighty Note 4!

34. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Note 4 was the best, throw in a decent fingerprint reader, an upgraded camera, and USB type C I'd buy a Note 4S in a heartbeat.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The best note was the note 4 followed by a note 3. Infact the note 2 was the second worse, just behind the note 5. The note 4 is samsung's greatest creation alongside the galaxy S3.

30. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

Having used every note except 7, I would disagree with 2 being the best 5 > 4 > 3 > 1 > 2 As for durability, 3 was just as durable as 2 imo if not more

42. cleatglitch

Posts: 161; Member since: May 25, 2013

#3...#4...#5...#1...#2...i like this design

44. cleatglitch

Posts: 161; Member since: May 25, 2013

has more of a industrial it's ready to kick butt and take names...if the guy from dark tower used a cell phone...this would be it

3. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I hope they are kidding. What happens with the beautiful schematics that leaked on the internet with dual sound grill and fingerprint scanner in the middle...

18. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Well, seems that was fake.

37. Youngquenga41

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 03, 2017

Who the fek says this is the real deal? Gtfoh!

47. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

see 46

4. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Once again, why would anyone want this who has an S8? It's the same phone with a stylus.

5. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

again, it seems you have no idea what you're talking about!

33. AxelFoley unregistered

Why would anyone compare this to a device released a month and a half ago? I'm guessing that the target audience probably isn't someone who bought an $800 phone 45 days ago. Or you might as well ask , "why would anyone want an iPhone 8 plus has has an iPhone 8?". Hell, apparently the Note will also have the dual camera difference, so with the stylus, I guess that makes the iPhone question a whole lot more valid than the idiotic one you just asked.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The Dual camera design I see at the back is hideous.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

After close observation, i think u guys have nothing to worry about, its probably fake, just look at the top bezels. Theres no way samsung are giving up their infinity display. But then again, this is onleaks whose never really being wrong about renders in the past and is damn reliable. Although, if this is it, then this will be one objectively and subjectively horrible phone design.

8. brasstax

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks alright to me.

19. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So, u were wrong about the note 8 having a 6.7" screen, and also having a new name while launching alongside a foldable limited edition phone.

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