Could the Galaxy Note 8 look just like a larger S8 (with S Pen)?

Could the Galaxy Note 8 look just like a larger S8 (with S Pen)?
At the beginning of the year, Samsung said that, after the Note 7, it would bring us a "better, safer and very innovative" Galaxy Note handset. Naturally, this should be the Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to be released sometime in the second half of 2017.

This weekend, a photo allegedly showing the Galaxy Note 8 surfaced on the web, showing a device that's nearly identical to the Galaxy S8. However, there are some problems with this leaked photo (embedded in the slideshow below).

First of all, if we look at the top of this alleged Note 8, we can't see any sensors on the left side of the speaker grille - not even the infrared sensor that's necessary for the smartphone's iris scanner to work. Speaking of it, we do see an iris scanner on the right, near the front facing camera - that's exactly how things are on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Furthermore, by increasing the luminosity and changing the contrast of this image a bit, we can notice some unnatural smudges and shades on the left of the speaker grille - a pretty clear signs that the image has been tampered with.

Next, the S Pen stylus that sits to the right of the alleged new Note looks just like the S Pen that came with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. It's quite possible that this really is a Note 7 S Pen - in this case, we're pretty sure we're not looking at a Note 8 here, but at a slightly 'shopped S8 with an old S Pen as companion.

Even if this leaked image is fake - and it probably is - the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could bear a strong resemblance to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, as it will likely have a similar dual-curve Infinity Display (and no physical home button). This was also suggested by a leaked schematic unveiled last month. Said schematic, however, included a speaker grille at the bottom of the device - this isn't included on the S8, and doesn't seem to show up in the leaked image that we're presenting now, either.

According to rumors, the screen of the Galaxy Note 8 will be a 6.4-inch one, possibly with a 4K+ (2160 x 4428 pixels) resolution. The upcoming device might also feature 6 GB of RAM, and a next-generation Exynos 9 processor (or a Snapdragon 835 in the US and other select markets).

What do you say, could the Note 8 be just a larger Galaxy S8 with an S Pen and slightly upgraded internals? And, if that's the case, would you be disappointed?


via: Slashleaks, Reddit

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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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84 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Think they are going to wait and see how the S8 sells (no flat variant - yet) before making that determination. Especially if want to protect the 'Note' brand after the N7 debacle (even though had nothing to do with the curved display).

4. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

f**king Globalist supporter. Kys

20. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lol? How is he a Globalist supporter.... Calm down.

28. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I had a Trump profile pic that was meaning to change.

23. wiseguyy007

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Fu***Ng Communist Supporter ;)

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? The Note 7 was selling like hot cakes until it was pulled. Samsung isn't waiting on anything. With both the S6 and S7, the edge model was the top seller over th flat. You have no idea what you are talking about.

67. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The note 8 is already completed... They aren't waiting on anything. The new design language primed and ready!

2. qolamreza

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

Doesn't look fake to me!

11. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This will be very similar to the final product, but i still doubt that this is it. Maybe an early prototype.

3. kerginaldo17 unregistered

I think it's not fake. Look at the icon on the right side, typical when the S-Pen is removed.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah, doesn look fake but i still doubt this is it tbh.. Its probably an early prototype. Of course it will be damn similar and more squared off (just like this one) but i still doubt this is it. Btw, where are the mysterious perforation that were on the leaked semantics some weeks ago?

16. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Can be a prototype, they can change some things

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Faker than Kim Kardashian's ass.

82. dirtyharry21

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Fake? Dude she has an unusually large fat disproportionate ass. Nobody in the lower 48 wants that, would want that nor desires that. It's all too real. I'd imagine you have bought into what the Hip Hop / R & B industry has been trying to shove down our throats ever since sir mix a lot 's baby got back came out which is that a big butt is where it's at. It's not. Only fat assed people would have us believe such nonsense. Kim is only proud of hers because she doesn't have a choice. She would be one of the most beautiful women alive if it weren't for her grotesque bubble butt. Why do you think she only really dates black men? It's because they love it and will always tell her how amazing it is. A white guy will always hint that she should try and do some aerobics and bypass the yoga/pilates. Or buy her tread mills and stair climbers as gifts

6. bradley.block

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

LOL look at the second image, to the right of the FFC that solid perfectly straight black like was a really bad photoshop job.....this is absolutely fake. But its probably still what the new note will look like.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lets be honest here. The note 8 will be a squared off s8+, and with an s-pen.

66. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

reply to #10 still upgrade than new camera bump and removing 3.5mm jack..

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

PA posted a pick of the S8 that they tried to claim was fake, and yet it wasn't. You are assuming this photo was shipped, but you have no idea. It's looks pretty real to me and is what I predicted the Note 8 would look. The answer to PA question which was pretty dumb to ask, is if he Now would borrow it's looks from the S. With exception of the Note 4, every Note has borrowed from the look of the S. Whether this is fake or not doesn't matter. Looking at the S8 the Note won't be much different.

7. geordie8t1

Posts: 279; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

note 8 will no doubt bear a similarity to s8 plus with additions, i suspect a curved display is hear to stay but it will be refined based on user experience of the s8, which is in turn developed from feed back from the s7 familiy, it might feature a slight curve akin to s8, but other features might include... dual camera module, perhaps 2x12mp f1.7 sensors with one monocrome and one colour sensor plus usual phase detection, dual pixel etc 1000fps camera sensor from Sony. 6gb ram ufs/micro sd port, samsung have already developed the port to work with both cards. 128gb storage. 6.2" quad hd display with HDR video playback etc similar to note 7 and s8. 3800 mAh battery. new design s pen with fresh features. fingerprint reader embedded into display considering they wanted to in s8 but were to time constrained, and if apple goes this way you can all but guarantee Sammy will have no choice but to implement it sooner rather then later OK im wishful thinking but not to unthinkable given current phones arriving

13. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

If anything the battery might be smaller than the s series this year. Same as last year and remember that the chasis of the note still has to fit in the s-pen, making all the more limited to cram in a larger battery. Plus, flagships will never put the kind of battery we want tbh, ever curious how lower end phones always have considerable larger battery than their flagsip siblings? Its all marketing and planned obsolence. So lower your expectations as the note 8 might not even have a dual camera, or stereo speakers, or a 4k screen, or a force touch enabled dislay. Heck, they might not even include any of those things. Remember how the note 7 was supposed to have all of those things? And yet, not even the galaxy note 8 is sure of any of those after almost a year. Its all marketing. Leave this out for the next model.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S8 is using a similar curve to the Note 7. I expect this phone will too. I hope it doesn't have dual cameras. I would rather have a 16MP @ 1.7 with the dual pixel laser autofocus. Embedded FPS is fine, but I am ok with where it is on the S8. The whiners talking about it are just lazy.

8. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If it does indeed end up looking like a blown up S8 I wouldn't have a problem with that! What I do have a problem with is all the front of the phone being all in black, if I wanted a phone with a black front I'd buy the black version! I want an all white phone Sammy and you better deliver! I don't give a f**k about camera sensors showing on the top, just do it all body colour ffs! Apple just did it with their red and white phone, I so hope this doesn't become a trend! And what good does it do by making the just the back a different colour, when most people will put a case on it and not even look at it much cause your looking at the front display, not the back of the device.

14. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Err, u do realize you arent the only one the planet right? That being said, i can however, understand where you're coming from. Though Its quite perculiar if you don't actually care about the sensors up top cause most people do. Its kind of an eyesore tbh. Good on samsung for going all black imo, with respect to yours that is..

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

U can put a skin on it for color. It's black because all those holes look ugly. Also it's to give an illusion that the front of the phone is the display. Making it black takes away the distraction a colored bezel would bring.

12. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

World doesn't want another flat phone,geeks do.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6599; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

25. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, they do that once in a while. I've also seen articles taken down that pop back up later on too.

17. joaovictorop

Posts: 6; Member since: May 19, 2015

I hope this to have a better battery life, because the S8 Plus is a shame.

18. kevv2288

Posts: 275; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Well considering the last 2 notes have basically been larger versions of the s6 and s7 I'd say there is a good chance haha

19. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It's going to have the same hardware as the S8. I'll pass I dont even use my S pen.

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