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


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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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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48 Comments

1. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Physical home button please!

4. adibuyono

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Not a chance

9. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Noooooo...oooooo!!!!

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

17. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

46. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

47. Kibzara

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 24, 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

54. deleon629

Posts: 462; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

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

60. alexpapas

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 14, 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.

42. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

43. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

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

59. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 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!!!

2. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn.

24. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

+1 a double yawn

32. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

3. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 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.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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...

28. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

29. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 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.

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.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

22. seedorf

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 16, 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!!!

23. nikhil23

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 07, 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

25. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

UGLY design

55. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

26. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

27. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 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?

31. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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

35. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

S-pen and hopefully better fps placement.

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