Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy reveals that an embedded fingerprint scanner is likely

The image of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy was spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site weibo. A video of this Galaxy Note 8 dummy also exists, showing it next to the obviously much smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Right off the bat, we can see that the new version of Samsung's high-end phablet features a vertically placed dual-camera setup on back, with what looks like a dual LED flash underneath.

Also of great importance is the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the back or the front of the device. This means that Samsung has apparently been able to fix the problem that prevented the company from embedding the biometric reader under the front display. Samsung ended up having to place the Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ fingerprint scanner on the back, next to the rear-facing camera, because it could not nail down the technology to embed it under the screen.

We expect that the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 6.3-inch display, powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset in the U.S., and the Exynos 8895 SoC just about everywhere else. It will, of course, come equipped with the S Pen. A 3700mAh battery will be in charge of keeping the lights on. The Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled between September 1-6 during the 2017 IFA show in Berlin.

Earlier this year, there was talk that the Galaxy Note 8 would be Samsung's first handset to feature a dual-camera setup. That honor will now apparently go to the Samsung Galaxy C10. The latter device will reportedly be released before the Galaxy Note 8.

via Telefoonabonnement (translated)

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Y'all need to stop getting ahead of yourselves. Where was it ever said that there's going to be a 4000mAh battery in the thing? Im all up for that But I definitely see it being 3700mAh max

3. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I like this design way more thsn the galaxy s8

4. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I agree..and while I expect the Note8 to do well due to our collective starvation of Note devices I still want Samsung to make improvements that matter and not changes for changes sake

5. willard12 unregistered

What changes should be made once they move the FPS to the screen?

7. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

particular improvements I want to see are improved scratch resistance. Perhaps going back to a matte metal frame with the frosted glass we saw on the Z5 for a relatively new look and less fingerprint madness. More localised haptic feedback with the virtual homebutton (in my use it's a bit off how it distinguishes between a long and hard press and messing with the sensitivity settings only made it slightly better) better speakers because why not? Alongside other hardware improvements like a bigger battery and whatnot. I just dont want a bigger S8+ with a pen But off course that's just me

18. willard12 unregistered

Good list. I think all of that will be on the S9 as they sound like a year to year changes versus 4 months.

55. Anderson36

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 28, 2017

If Samsung wants to compete with new iPhone 8 then it must bring all these features to the Note 8 which is highly doubtful

17. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

-Smaller bezels than S8/S8+ without rounded corners -6.4 inch 4K infinity display -Gorilla Glass 6 (Gorilla glass 5 sucks at both scratch and shatter resistance) -A newer exynos processor -Dual Camera with larger apertures that enhances quality rather than adding gimmicks -Dual or trio front facing Harmon Kardon stereo speakers -Improved S Pen features -3750-4000 mAH battery -Android O on release

22. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

"Gorilla glass 5 sucks at both scratch and shatter resistance." False.

60. LGV20

Posts: 21; Member since: May 22, 2017

He's right though my S8 has already been scratched

52. wiseguyy007

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Yes an Exynos processor for the US and dual speakers...AND THE MANDO 6 GB RAM. Thats the device..Oh android Oh would be sweet to for quick OS updates as well would be the pinnacle.

46. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Samsung should change back to the removable battery.

49. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Samsung should change back to the removable battery." Not happening anytime soon.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Just hope samsung figures a more innovative way to use the s-pen, since most of its features are already on the s8/+. However, can we get a standing ovation for that design? Btw why does my gut tell me this will have quad speakers?

33. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Holy s**t, from your gut to God's ears.

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2528; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I like the design more, but I am really not liking the 18.5:9 aspect ratio on this. It's making the Note 8 look too tall. Honestly I would've preferred if they kept the 16:9 ratio for the Note. I wonder how uncomfortable this is going to make trying to reach the top of the screen now.

27. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Easy...... use your other hand

36. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Simply activate one hand mode (via whatever preconfigured shortcut you set in settings) if your hands are too small for the situation...

64. Vador225

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Humans being are awesome. If the rumor is true, and this Note will have a screen of 6.3 or 6.4 inches, with a 16:9 ratio we will have a device as large and long as the Xiaomi Mi Mix. And it always remains uncomfortable and always difficult to reach the top of the screen. With a 18.5: 9 aspect ratio, the width will be significantly reduced, making it easier to hold the smartphone in the hand. The palpable example is the S8 +, which despite its 6.2 inch screen is much less wide and therefore easier To hold in hand compared to the iphone 7 plus. Also bi dev Finally I still don't understand how people want big screens, and at the same time want to be able to use them with only one hand complaining that they can not reach the top of the screen with their thumbs! LOL. This is impossible.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I don't. I don't care for the curved gimmick or the new screen ratio they're going for. Samsung needs to focus on fixing and optimizing their software and stop with all of the cramming of features.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My oh my, now this already shaping up to be a thing of sourcery. Oh samsung just include dual speakers, embeded fps and force touch then i'll be all over this sh*t. That being said this will probably have a smaller battery than the s8+ based on the s-pen and the note 7 fiasco. Btw, i'm absolutely all over this design right now.

23. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Dude what dual speakers are you talking about? You're in for a f**king surprise dude get ready.. Look at the front facing speaker in the bottom, a while ago an early drawing of the note 8 leaked and it f**king has a speaker on the top the bottom and the bottom front and it's either 4 or 3 speakers cause maybe the phone earpiece could double up as a 4tj speaker. I bet you're orgasming as you're reading this

24. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

51. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Safe assumption: they will include dual speakers in note 10. You know how it is. They only upgrade step by step not to make the device overwhelming with new features. With that said, i do agree that they need to prioritize dual speakers ahead of other new features.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Dual front facing stereo speakers with 6GB of RAM and I am sold.

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so they can write it as cons when they write review for this phone..

50. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

The Galaxy S8 Active will most likely have the 4000mAh battery.

57. S8PlusIsBoss

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 22, 2017

You are 100% correct nothing has been said by Samsung regarding battery size for the Note8. But being a very extremely happy S8plus owner I can see 3600mAh to 3800mAh in the Note8. That will be excellent for the Note8 Samsung's battery management abilities and device management services will make that size battery perfect.

2. androiduser

Posts: 558; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Omg beautiful

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31773; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll be mine in December.

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