These dbrand Galaxy Note 8 skins might reveal the design of Samsung's next big thing

These dbrand Galaxy Note 8 skins might reveal the design of Samsung's next big thing
A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming soon, and, most likely, it's going to be announced at the end of August. Rumors have it that the handset will resemble the Galaxy S8 to a considerable degree (dual curve screen and thin bezels included), though its corners should be a bit more square-ish, while its rear might host a dual camera alongside a fingerprint scanner.

Even if we're more than one month away from the day when Samsung will officially unveil the new Galaxy, dbrand, an American maker of popular custom skins for smartphones, is already accepting pre-orders for Note 8 skins. dbrand is also showing a Galaxy Note 8 render - which looks pretty much as we'd expect (go here, here, and here to see some previous Note 8 images and renders).

dbrand says you should buy a skin for your (future) Samsung Galaxy Note 8 because the smartphone "is inevitably going to slip out of your hands at some point. Even if by some miracle it doesn't, you'll spend endless time wiping the fingerprints off the glass back." It makes sense for the Note 8 to have a glass back, since this is also the case with the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Earlier this year, before Samsung officially introduced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, dbrand announced skins for both these phones, revealing what turned out to be their final designs. Thus, it's quite possible that what we're seeing below - thanks to dbrand - resembles the real Galaxy Note 8. Of course, for now, we can't be certain of anything, but we'd says that the probability of this being the Note 8 is pretty high. What do you think?

UPDATE: dbrand explicitly states on its website that the images do not necessarily give an accurate preview of the Galaxy Note 8. But they could be close.


source: dbrand via @dbrand (Twitter)

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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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48 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Gorgeous

15. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Horrible fingerprint scanner placement lol

18. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

With the criticism of the S8, they should have either moved it to the middle, or not even have one.

41. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

But they didn't sooooooooo.............yea. If you're not getting the phone what difference does that make?

44. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It doesn't. Im just voicing my opinion. Like everyone does on the internet.

48. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Same opinion was voiced in March. Nothing changed. Kind of redundant.

45. RakanDiab

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

i was waiting all year for this phone, wishing it didnt have this placement...i will now be getting a pixel 2 instead

25. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm used to it now that I've had my S8+ since release... There's no need to complain about the fingerprint sensor placement if you don't have the device...

27. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly None of these trolls complaining have never used the phone and never will. It took me like 2 maybe 3 days and now I can hit it 99% of the time.

29. chbanks512

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

I'm with you. Had the S8 since launch (actually 2 days early) and I don't even think about it anymore. Took only about 48 hours to get used to it without a case. With a case it's completely a non-issue. I actually use it more than the Iris Scanner.

40. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That's what, the one who are using are enjoying it. Don't know how non S8 users are feeling the pain of fingerprint placement.

43. Tremz

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 12, 2017

I am so sick of people complaining about the fingerprint scanner placement. If you dont like it then dont purchase the device. Its that simple! STFU already! On a more positive note, absolutely gorgeous. I love the square-ish corners more than the rounded ones on the S8/S8+. I can't wait to get this device.

46. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Anyway your broke ass can't afford one. So why bother lumbeggarberg?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very nice. Gotta have one.

2. mr2trce

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

It really doesn't look like 18.5/9. Looks wider than my s8+

3. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm gonna compare the width between the S7E & Note 7, then go see the S8+ in person before determining if it needs to be wider or not.

6. Nopers unregistered

I think that’s just an illusion because of the more squared design.

11. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It is not wider. Its just taller, which is weird.

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"These dbrand Galaxy Note 8 skins might reveal the design of Samsung's next big thing" Or, OR, these dudes just photoshoped images of what other people think the Note 8 is gonna look like to promote their company.

7. Nopers unregistered

Nope you can pre-order the skins. D-brand did the same for the S8 final design.

10. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Doesn’t mean their skin will look like this. The drain will. But not the final dimensions/cutouts. Many iPhone/Galaxy accessory makers do this prior announcement.

30. chbanks512

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

They always get the early scoop. I haven't seen them have to change a design yet.

31. chbanks512

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

They always get the early scoop. I haven't seen them have to change a design yet.

33. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Until I see the Spigen mock ups, I'm waiting until the images that come out right before the announcement.

5. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

These holes are different again to the screen protector pics so I don't know where we are with that top bit. Nevermind only a month odd to find out These skins look nice tho

8. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Stupid samsung Ugly back design camera and finger-print.

20. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Not sure why up voting this comment deducts an upvote...

34. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Because it shouldn't've been upvoted.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

People who have bought Samsung's latest phones know to buy cases. I dont see a need to mention the phone being a fingerprint magnet and slippery. Samsung phones arwnt the only ones that are this way, yet on PA its the only phone ever tagged as such.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4100; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No case on my s8 and certainly not putting one on this bad boy. Likely will do a dbrand skin as slickwraps werent as good imo

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