Samsung Galaxy Note 8 passes through the FCC, reveals four variants


Samsung, as you may already know, is once again gearing up to release a new entry in its flagship phablet Galaxy Note series this fall. We've heard the rumors, we've seen the renders, and we've even gotten an invitation for the launch event — which Samsung has pushed earlier this year due to fears of clashing with the iPhone 8. And now, the device itself has been certified by the FCC.

Not much can be gathered from the filing, seeing as most of the juicy info is hidden due to a confidentiality request. What isn't, however, is still of relative interest: for example, we can see that the Note 8 will be produced in four separate variants: a global one (powered by an Exynos 8895 SoC), two U.S.-bound ones (with a Snapdragon 835 stuffed inside), and a display-only model with no wireless capabilities.

This shows us that Samsung is taking the same approach stateside as it did with the Galaxy S8: rather than produce a myriad of device models catered to specific carriers (as it has done in the past), it's making just two models instead: one for carriers, and another, factory unlocked one. Curiously enough, the carrier model is the only one of the bunch to be produced in Korea — the other three are being manufactured in Samsung's Vietnam facility instead.

But while the FCC filing is certainly skimpy on the details, those of you out there needn't despair: we've seen and heard a ton of information about the Galaxy Note 8 from other channels already. In summary, it's going to look like a slightly enlarged version of the S8, complete with all the same hardware on the inside as well. However, it's going to feature a dual camera system on its back, as well as the signature Galaxy Note S Pen. But for all the scoops we've got so far, make sure to check out our Galaxy Note 8 rumor review.

source: FCC via Slashleaks

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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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25 Comments

1. Xilam unregistered

This makes me happy. Any chance any of those variants are flat screen?

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

No. Probably not.

13. superguy

Posts: 463; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I'm with you. I'd much rather have the "flat" screen a la S7 vs the curved screen on the S7E and S8 series.

19. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Flat screens are obsolete

21. Xilam unregistered

I can give you a practical benefit of flat screen. If according to you, they're obsolete - give me a practical benefit of edges...

22. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Edge screens looks infinitely better. End of discussion.

23. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

...and before you start using "most functional" arguments, what materials are 99.9% of all phones made of these days? Durable plastic, or glass and aluminium?

24. Xilam unregistered

You're right it looks fantastic. But practically speaking, reflection off the edges outside or even inside, as well as drawing or writing with the S-pen near the edge is awkward. It's proven that it's much easier to damage when dropped. And not sure how it is for everyone else, but for me accidental touches is an issue. Just my opinion. Not to influence anybody.

25. superguy

Posts: 463; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Your opinion. End of discussion. :P

2. fyah_king unregistered

Puncheon!!!!!!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

8-23-17 hurry up. I can't wait for this one. S-PEN time.

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Should be the best phone of 2017.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, I think it'll be tops. Samsung isn't kidding around anymore. 8-23-17 approaches.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So true I am so ready for my new note 8.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you gonna preorder sissy?

20. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

We already have the best the S8

8. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

It's days first, 23, then month 8, and then year 17. So it's 23-8-17 You always end up buying the iPhone's, at the end, which will be the iP8+....?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So? He buys the iPhone, and states that the Note is the better device.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I ignore that fool now. 8-23-17 bro, can't wait.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My sim card is ready...

10. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Well if it turns out to be looking like the ugly S8+, which looks like a TV Remote, and is curved screen rather than flat, then no thanks. A big disappointment for me. Will buy the One+5 with 8gb Ram. And believe me it will come with the 4gb Ram , useless, because Touchwiz needs all the Ram it's available on the phone, where as with One+5 8Gb Ram will be way smoother with no laggggs and stuts.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Then you might as well get the 1+5 now as the new Samsung design language is not for you. I have 0 issues with my S8+ and will be looking forward to the Note 8 with 4gb or 6gb of ram. I never had a issue with my Note 7 and it had 4gb of ram anf that thing was butter. My S8+ is butter now with 4gb of ram so I expect the Note 8 to be butter as well. If they add 2 more gb's of ram that will be great but 4gb is working just fine right now. I never understood why 1+ is putting so much ram in a phone that doesn't require it?? That phone does nothing special so it seems like a waste to me...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He has no intention of buying the Note 8, or One Plus. He's trolling articles, trying to bother people bro. He knows good and well, the Note 8 will have a curved screen.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Gotcha... I try to give some sort of educated response to most of these trolls lol...

7. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I have never been this excited for a phone. Haha

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