Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases available for pre-order reveal larger Infinity Display and rear scanner

MobileFun today started accepting pre-orders on Olixar's line up of cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Since major accessory makers get first crack at seeing an upcoming handset in order to produce a case that fits (and with cutouts in the right places), we have to assume that this leak gives us great insight into the design of Sammy's new high-end phablet. What we see is a larger version of the Infinity Display employed on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

In addition, the images dovetail with recent leaks showing that the fingerprint scanner will indeed be placed on the back of the device. However, Samsung made sure this time not to put the scanner right next to one of the lenses belonging to the dual cameras. On the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, users trying to blindly feel their way to the scanner can end up smudging the camera lens with a finger.

We also learn from the cases that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available in Orchid Grey, Deep Blue, Black, Silver and Gold. Additionally, the Pop Cover is back, but the Lens Cover is not. Also, after not being made available for the Galaxy S8, the wireless charging Backpack case makes its return for the Galaxy Note 8. 

As we said, all of these accessories can be pre-ordered now from MobileFun. Simply click on the sourcelink, although U.S. readers should head to We should also point out that unfortunately, pricing of the cases is a bit higher this year which could mean that the device will be as expensive as rumored.

source: MobileFun (U.S. readers, click here)

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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. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

why am i not suprised?

67. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

The funny thing is he calls this beauty yuk but thinks the iPhone dummies that look just like a Nexus r are beautiful. Lol hilarious.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Again with the stupid fingerprint sensor placement. But, otherwise, it'll likely be the best phone out.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i just hope its not bigger than the s8 plus and has a similar or bigger battery. will they give up thinness to compensate for the s pen slot?

23. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It will be bigger because they'll have to add in the s-pen along with the slightly bigger screen and better spacing for the battery.

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Realistically, that's exactly what will happen. The Note 7 has a smaller battery than the S7 Edge. As much as I'd like to see a 4,000mAh battery on the Note 8, it will more than likely be 3,500mAh max.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ehhhh... I mean, you can say that about the S8 RIGHT NOW. The only thing they seemed to add was the pen, so S8++. Do you honestly think this phone will top the iPhone 8, better yet even the S8 duo, with such a minor spec bump? Not to mention last year's fiasco definitely getting rehashed at every turn... can't really see the hype honestly.

7. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Notes always have a lot more features than the s series. Haters will say it's just a s series with an s pen. The note7 has a new UI, new camera software, new off screen memo, new s pen, and brighter better screen, also HDR support. Had 64gb vs 32. Samsung cloud, secure folder, a slightly bigger display more note software like color mixing and more advance notes all for $60 more than the edge

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

'The only thing they seemed to add was the pen' so whats the difference between the 7 and the 7 plus? they removed the dual lens camera on purpose to lure customers to the plus version. think about that. last years fiasco has also been cleared when the s8 had no combustion problems meaning the battery problems were cleared since the note 7. the iphone 's' models are also recycled versions of the original models such as 7 and the new 7s. just because a phone sells the most doesn't mean its the best. innovated and tech is what makes the phone best.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013


13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

" just because a phone sells the most doesn't mean its the best. innovated and tech is what makes the phone best." I disagree. What you are doing is admitting minority bias. You figure that since you are in the minority, you somehow have the superior opinion. It's a very common thing, almost all commenters and media personalities exhibit this bias. Moving on, I have two inquires: 1: Who decides what innovation is? The minority (you and me) or the masses? I am of the personal belief that the majority gets to make that decision, and have. You have the right to your own opinion on that though. 2: What is innovation exactly? The literal definition entails far more substance than the way the term is used here in the fact that it describes the it as something that changes the way you use something. If that is the case, what about the Note series is currently innovative? Some would say the S Pen, but we've been using styli for decades before the Note series even existed. Size? Most phones currently encroach on that territory out of necessity? Processing power? Apple thoroughly dismantles every competitor here. Software features? Depends on how deep you're willing to go to call said additions innovative. It's largely an overused word with little actual revolution. That goes for both Apple and Samsung btw.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Neither gets to decide what is innovation. There is a set definition for what Innovation is. What he said is absolutely true, what sells best does not equate to what is best. It's a fact in nearly every corner of the market.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Neither gets to decide what is innovation" That's ridiculous. The very fabric of society revolves around majorities, this is no different. Note user or no, to deny such a basic principle is incredibly ridiculous. Innovation has, and will continue to be, decided by consumer majority. If the Note was more popular, more people would copy aspects of it aside from girth. "There is a set definition for what Innovation is." Definitely... but that's not the definition you're using. "What he said is absolutely true, what sells best does not equate to what is best." Absolute fallacy: He is not "absolutely" anything. That's not a determination you or anyone else here can make. Besides that, you are omitting a very key factor here: Pricing. Had the iPhone Plus series been the cheaper product to sell, you'd be right in your assessment regarding consumer popularity. However, since their prices are literally almost identical, the novelty of your words ring hollow. The plus model SIGNIFICANTLY outsell the Note, in some cases by 10x. No matter how you look at it, you have a flawed viewpoint shrouded by your own confirmation biases. "It's a fact in nearly every corner of the market." Every corner of the market? Dude, every corner of the market can't be compared firstly. Next, which of these markets offer a similar financial disparity between two competitors? Which market sees number one outsell number by a significant margin in said markets' most important segment? C'mon man, that's an absurd statement and you know it.

53. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You proved my point. You and I can't make that determination. Neither can sales numbers. But, since you like majorities, then I guess you'll go along with the overwhelming majority of tech reviewers, those paid for their expertise in tech who spend time with each and every device they review. I wonder what they say...

18. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

of course apple will dismantle other competitors in processing power when it cant even multitask. why cant they have a clear all apps instead of swiping each app. its stupid. apple has made strides in innovation (in the past) and proves that they can also make it better. making and "updated version" with the s proves that its just milking old designs. "software features" most of the new features were already on android. I'm not saying apple is crap nor bad. it works with its own ecosystem that many manufacturers try to follow

20. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i also have an iphone 7 plus so i'm not bias towards android, im a realist who loves tech. i am also planning on buying an iphone 8 and possibly the note 8. just because im speaking the truth doesn't mean im an apple hater.

41. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

" If that is the case, what about the Note series is currently innovative? Some would say the S Pen, but we've been using styli for decades before the Note series even existed." The S-pen is not just one of those rubber end stylist. You are smart enough to know that.

44. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You have a point, but at a certain junction, can we not call a spade a spade?

12. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No it's not just a pen. You obviously never used a note or just didn't know how to use one to it's fullest. Yeah iPhone 8 will out sale it because isheep will buy it just because of the fruit on the back, makes them feel like they are a big boy. Now I am not talking you true fans, I am talking about the isheep fans. Yes, there is a difference. Samsung will take the cake again and get best of the year and sheep will be left crying about it.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It will easily better the iPhone 8, just like the notes always have with since the iPhone plus came out.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Tell that to the 10x amount of people who bought the latter over the former. And where are these "best" awards coming from? Who gets to decide that? Is there a vote? Regardless, it's an amazing productivity device (the Note) no doubt. Just... I'll say extremely overrated by the minority.

54. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ok. The Ford Focus is the best car. The McDonald's burger is best. That's your argument. The awards come from tech reviewers, people paid for their knowledge of tech, and who actually use each device. The iPhone is likewise a great, but extremely overrated device.

17. maherk

Posts: 6884; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You turned a comment about the fingerprint scanner to a comment where you rambled about how the Note is nothing but a larger S phone, and how it will not top your iPhone 8? 1- Where did the iPhone 8 come into an argument about the fingerprint 2- The Note series has been far better than the iPhone and that's by the words of almost every reviewer out there. UNLESS you meant top it in terms of sale, which is usually the number one argument Apple fans make to prove their favorite phones are superior. 3- The fiasco you're talking about obviously didn't affect the way people welcomed the S8 4- The iPhone 8(which will be the limited edition released next to the 7s and 7s plus) is expected to be quite expensive since it's the 10th anniversary edition. And for the extra price people will have to pay for, it better top the Note 8 in EVERYTHING. But we know it won't, apart from the chipset, there has been nothing that the Apple fans bragged about in the past 3 years other than the chipsets Apple uses in their iPhones.

26. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not sure what you're referring to regarding fingerprints, but I'll answer you as best as possible: 1- Not really sure. The intention of my comment was to challenge this notion of best anything. I don't think I've ever called the iPhone the best phone out because it's a subjective title. 2- Sales trump all. Reviewers THEMSELVES will tell you that. The box office makes dough off people who go see the movie, not the newspaper reviewer's opinionated piece. 3- A) You don't know that. Sales figures seem to say that there's a chance of missing projections, which would indicate people aren't buying the duo as fervently as you might believe. 3- B) Different brandings. Grandma doesn't hear Note before S8, so she's more comfortable. Now is the true test for the Note moniker: Can it retrieve it's former glory after defamation at the hands of faulty engineering in the past year? Time will tell... 4) Ehhh... not really. I can tell you from experience that I'd pay an extra 100$ to get iOS on any flagship. I'm pretty sure the Note isn't gonna be much less than the IP8, and based off statistics, people in that price bracket tend to gravitate towards Apple. Anyways hope that cleared something up.

38. maherk

Posts: 6884; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- How is it subjective? It's a piece of gadget that has been called the best out there by majority of reviewers, and they base that not on design, but on screen, camera, battery, and all the extra hardware it comes with. 2- I've never seen a professional reviewer calling something the best because it sold more, including the iPhone. 3- What sales figures? Apart from the report that the S8 was the fastest selling smartphone in SK's history, I didn't see any report mentioning by numbers sales figures and how they're short of Samsung's own projection. Unless you have numbers that we don't know about. And the S8 was the real test where we could tell if Samsung's image is forever tarnished or that the exploding phones image will stick there and hunt them forever. But I see where you going, when the Note 8 also receives warm reception, you will tell us to wait and see till the S9 or Note 9 released and how people will react to them. 4- The iPhone 8 is projected to be priced at $1100 since it's a limited edition iPhone, and for that I said it must top every phone in the market for that price alone. And sadly, it didn't.

42. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

1- I disagree entirely. Whenever the S series is praised, it's almost universally for design at the forefront. Screen may be the next thing, because it is objectively superior to every other phone. However, battery life, camera, and whatever extra hardware entails, goes to other phones. So the idea that some dude on YouTube can say that is for sure the "best" without any actually input from people outside of thier inner circle is absurd. 2- That's why I said ask them. They'd never say something like that during a product review (which is in essence nothing but a paid advert 90% of the time) but they always preface these things at the end with qualifiers. 3- That first part has to be a fabrication. Has everyone hear forgotten just how well the S3 sold? Anyway, reports after a month had them at 5.5 million sold. That was reported here as well I believe. 3b- Not really. I'm not really into dissing Samsung for s**t they can't control. As long as they get the product launched without issue, and if it sells the way a great deal of you think it will, that'd be fine and dandy. I'm just confused at the delusional confidence that this'll be some cud Agra of modern technology rather than any other smartphone. All the leaks thus far have indicated it'll be the latter, but dudes will still treat it like the former. That to which I say: Ehhhhhhh... 4- The Note 8 is expected to cost $900+ at launch. Don't even get me started on how pricing wars in this range are ridiculous, but these two are pushing the boundaries of what people are willing to pay to play Candy Crush lol.

49. maherk

Posts: 6884; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1 and 2- Explain why its topping the consumers report smartphones rating then? Mind you, all there tests are done by no tech reviewers (since you seem to hold a grudge against their opinions), and are done mostly in a scientific way. 3-a- Google is their for you my friend, CNN, Forbes and many top media outlets talked about it being the fastest Samsung smartphone to reach the 1 million mark. And the report is 2 weeks old, yet it mentioned that 10 million units have been shipped. It also adds that the S8 is selling on the same pace as it's predecessor. 3-b- Not one report says what you're keep on insisting on, every report about the S8 sales talks how Samsung has obviously done a great job in creating a product that made people forget about the Note 7's fiasco, thus the strong sales that no one was expecting 9 months ago. 4- So you're telling me that $200 in difference is nothing? For 200 extra dollars, you should expect it to top the Note 7 in every department. One thing I'll want to add, the iPhone 8 will compete with the S8 as they are in same size territory, so maybe we should check the prices of these phones when they 1st released, then we are talking about almost $500 difference in price.

46. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"The iphone is the best, most innovative phone ever, even though ive nothing more than mindless sales to back up that statement"- is basically what that guy has been writting over and over and will probably be his next reply, in a nutshell. There, i just saved you guys some time and effort. Kiko07 is the classic "im not a fanboy even though everything i write clearly shows otherwise" fanboy.

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'd suggest reading my replies over again... but that'd be a waste of time.

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