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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport a 6.3-inch screen, according to latest rumors

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A Galaxy Note 8 concept, courtesy of @VenyaGeskin1

A Galaxy Note 8 concept, courtesy of @VenyaGeskin1


Hey, remember how the Samsung Galaxy S8 was quite possibly the leakiest smartphone ever? Well, the cycle seems to have begun anew with its upcoming sort-of successor, the Galaxy Note 8. The latest intel we've got says that the latest Note is set to continue Samsung's proud tradition of making its flagships bigger with each new release, this time equipped with an impressive 6.3-inch screen.

Now, a couple of notes: firstly, thanks to the new trend of making smartphone screens taller, that 6.3-inch diagonal starts losing its meaning a bit: the taller aspect ratio (18.5:9) means the screen area is somewhat smaller than what it would be with a regular 16:9 screen. On the other hand, though, it also means that the display will be considerably taller, which may become a problem for people with small hands and/or those who want to be able to use it in one hand. To put these proportions into perspective, the Galaxy S8+, which currently holds the crown for the largest Samsung flagship ever, sports a slightly smaller 6.2-inch panel.

Along with this info, we've also got yet another confirmation that the Note 8 will feature a dual camera setup on its back (told you so!) In fact, from what we know so far, the only major differences between the S8 and the Note 8 are the screen size, the cameras, and possibly the inclusion of a stylus. As for the leak itself, it comes from a Weibo user with a pretty decent track record when it comes to Samsung leaks, but seeing as it's still just a text post, make sure to take this info with a grain of salt anyway.

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posted on 15 May 2017, 07:33 5

1. det_bradlee (Posts: 98; Member since: 08 Jun 2015)


Physical home button please!

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:57 15

4. adibuyono (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


Not a chance

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:12 2

9. zacsaturday (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Noooooo...oooooo!!!!

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:31 1

15. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Would much prefer that, just like in the Note 7. Or pressure sensitive (to enable activating them when the screen is off like on the S8) onscreen navigation buttons that are context aware, offer shortcuts on a per-app basis and have the fingerprint scanner integrated in the display.

If they can offer all of the latter, won't miss the physical home button 1 single bit.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:35 11

17. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


I just wish they go with a slightly fatter aspect ratio...

Like 17:9 instead of the ridiculously thin 18.5:9...

Or just go with a regular 16:9 and make it a 6 Incher...

Thing is; in human psychology; fatter things feel bigger than taller things... Hence, a wide screen monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio tend to feel larger than older 4:3 monitors...

Just tried an S8 at a mall and... Even though I like its unique aspect ratio... It just didn't feel 'right'... To me, anyway...

The G6, on the other hand, felt pretty nice... Albeit still too tall...!

S8 is just too darn slim, honestly... And I can't say I'm a fan of that 'super model' looks...!

Oh well, eh?

G'Day!

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:45 3

46. MartyK (Posts: 946; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I 100% agree with you GreenMan,
I hate the skinny tall phones, it feels terrible in my hand as well!

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:58 2

47. Kibzara (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


i would never ever go back to regular 16:9 ratio. S8 fits so good in one hand. and it looks hot this way. enough with wide and bulky classic designs

posted on 15 May 2017, 20:40

54. deleon629 (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


That's what she said...all of that...

posted on 16 May 2017, 04:37

60. alexpapas (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


It has nothing to do with human psychology. Given a certain diagonal length, the area is maximum when the aspect ratio is 1:1, so the more square a panel is the bigger it actually is. Basic geometry/calculus really.

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:03 1

42. Andrewtst (Posts: 678; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Not a chance and it is history now. With physical home button the infinity feel will be gone.

posted on 15 May 2017, 13:26

43. monoke (Posts: 746; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Lol. This is like asking a fat kid to stop eating. Ain't happening.

posted on 16 May 2017, 03:15

59. Switch00 (Posts: 526; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Physical camera and walkman button please. It would be nice, it's not 1970 to omit such features. Touch is inferior to physical in many situations, wake up!!!

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:33 1

2. phonehome (Posts: 811; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Hope prosthetic capacitive finger extension operation vouchers and maybe a fire extinguisher are bundled. Who needs a 64gb SD card and a case that most won't use.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:14 12

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 24899; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn.

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:26 4

24. miketer (Posts: 256; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


+1 a double yawn

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:47 2

32. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You'll need a drool cup with yours, too.

posted on 15 May 2017, 07:52 3

3. gd761 (Posts: 152; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


6.2" S8+ compared to Note 8 at 6.3" is NOT Worth it.

Maybe if the Note 8 would be 6.5" or Larger, then it Would be Worth a Very Serious Contender as a REAL UPGRADE!

Just a .1" Difference is NOT Worth even thinking about as an Upgrade since almost All of the Specs are supposed to be the same.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:24 5

11. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


You clearly have no use of the active digitizer pen. That alone is why I don't see any other Smartphone as a worthy upgrade to my OnePlus One. If you have no use of it, you shouldn't be looking at the Note line in the first place...

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:25 4

28. UglyFrank (Posts: 1939; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The pen is the only reason to buy a Note imo. This Note is the real flagship thing stopped being true when the Note 5 was released with basically the same specs as the S6 bar the pen and screen size.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:37 1

29. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 523; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


The S Pen is why I still consider the Note 5 to be Samsung's best phone, it's more useful than an S8 for me.

posted on 15 May 2017, 11:48

38. willard12 (unregistered)


So, you're saying that someone who bought an S8+ three weeks ago at $850 shouldn't upgrade to the Note 8 fourteen weeks from now and your reason is the .1 in screen diffetence.

There probably is no reason for anyone to UPGRADE to any device on that timeline unless they are a tech aficionado or get the device as a reviewer. As fast as tech moves, let's try to compare it to devices that are little more than 4 and a half months old at release.

posted on 15 May 2017, 08:09 9

8. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1320; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


If the note is anything like the S8 then it will be the phone of the year hands down..

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:17

22. seedorf (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Feb 2015)


lol u re funi,as an iphone and android user u cant tell me iphone 7 is better than s8,man u need a doctor,a child who doesnt know anything about phone wont do this,is a shame!!!

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:17

23. nikhil23 (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2016)


I'm still curious about that fingerprint scanner. Fingerprint scanner with dual cam and heart rate sensor would make it a mess on backside. Hope they embed fp into the display

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:26 1

25. piyath (Posts: 1033; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


UGLY design

posted on 15 May 2017, 22:32 1

55. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


...but enough about the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 (and probably 7s}.

posted on 15 May 2017, 09:50

26. omnitech (Posts: 900; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


Lol iphonearena articles. The taller display is meant for smaller hands. Everything is easier one handed on the GS8 vs previous models and the notification tray has always been out of reach for small hands but that's why people love nova launcher. Swipe down from anywhere to pull down the notification tray.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:22

27. gd761 (Posts: 152; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Note 8 Rumor of 6.3" should be thrown out like Trash!

Note 8 Rumor SHOULD BE, Note 8 at 6.5" to 7".

At just .1" larger than the S8+ what's the Real Incentive to Upgrade?

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:45

31. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 523; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)


I don't consider a bigger screen to be an upgrade, but man oh man do I want that pen.

posted on 15 May 2017, 10:55

35. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


S-pen and hopefully better fps placement.

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