Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature Infinity Display, will launch with Android 7.1.1 installed?
Last week, we showed you a video that allegedly revealed the large front panel belonging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Today, a new report out of the Netherlands suggests that the phablet's 6.3-inch screen will have the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. That means that the larger screen on the Galaxy Note 8 will keep the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio found on Sammy's latest flagship models. That is considered a better ratio for watching videos than the 16:9 aspect ratio found on Samsung's 2016 high-end models, including the twice-recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Unknown at this time is the resolution of the screen. It could keep the 1440 x 2960 resolution used on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, although there is some speculation about a hike to 4K. Also unknown at this time is whether Samsung was able to work out the problems it experienced trying to embed the fingerprint scanner under the front screen. The technology was not perfected in time for Samsung to embed the biometric reader in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which is why the scanner was awkwardly placed next to the rear camera on those models.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have Android 7.1.1 pre-installed and a dual rear-camera setup when it is launched later this year. The phablet could be unveiled during the IFA 2017 trade show which starts on September 1st in Berlin.
source: GalaxyClub (translated)