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 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI

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48 Comments

63. Tkvdogg

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Agree Flat Screen/Wider 6 Or Bigger

62. gd761

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

For a Minute .1" Screen Size Difference is Not a Reason to Upgrade. The Inclusion of the Pen, Faster and More 6GB to 8GB RAM & 128GB to 256GB ROM, Sim Tray with Sim Card and 2 Storage Cards first Storage Card as Removable or Adoptable and Second as Removable Only, Faster OS, OIS & 3 to 4 Optical Zoom on All Cameras, Front Facing BOOM Sound Speakers, USB-C 4.0, and a Bigger Longer Lasting Battery that can Charge 50% in 5 Minutes and also under No circumstances catch on Fire, as well as All of the Rest of the Goodies that Samsung might have just Waiting in the Samsung Labs to be Added as well. With these Specs listed above Added to the Note 8, then it would be a Great Upgrade Choice and Not just a choice that We might have to THINK about Considering.

61. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

as long as it has expandable memory im cool.

58. phonejob

Posts: 4; Member since: May 16, 2017

I dont care the screen size in that range, please make 4000 mah....

57. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

So it's basically an S8+ with the S-Pen and other minor enhancement which is what I would expect.

56. LiveFaith

Posts: 534; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Do whatever. Give me a replaceable battery on the new Note and I would do a backflip. Aint happening, but I can dream of getting that back.

52. max1c

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

I hope it has a 4K screen for VR.

50. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

I've heard the Note 7R will be shipping with Exynos 8895 chip.... if so the Note 8 will definitely have a newer processor.

48. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Improved S-pen, Dualcam, Stereospeakers, waterproof, Fingerscanner under glass, S835 and Exynos 8895 higher clocked and made with better finfet method.

41. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

We'll see what happens when we see it in person!

40. BuffaloSouce unregistered

As a Samsung user who has never owned a Note, can someone tell what the big deal about the s pen is besides writing notes?

44. nikhil23

Posts: 508; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

it's a pressure sensitive digitizer. Helps people draw. Look for "pen up", a community for people who like to draw

45. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So no other function other than drawing and writing?

53. willard12 unregistered

Generally speaking, phones have no use other than calling, texting or surfing the web. Most items that use the word "pen" or "pencil" in their names have drawing and writing as a primary purpose. Apple and Microsoft think these functions are so important they charge a lot of money for these capabilities. But, I believe digitizing pens can more easily save and crop photos, select\copy\paste text, take the phone numbers and email addresses you write and automatically convert it to contacts, take your notes on date\time and convert it to reminders or calendar entries, more precisely translate words you highlight, more easily make gifs, take the notes you write digitally and send them in a message, allow you to draw and edit photos (such as notes you put on a white board but want to add something later), etc.......

37. Amir123a

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

The beast from the east is coming to rule the world even stronger! (after the loss of note 7). Note 8 is sure going to break sales records. Note seekers are in line outside the store from now after no note line for the last 2 years!

36. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Is it safe to assume the aspect ratio will remain the same, because if not, the 6.3" screen may be a huge difference.

27. gd761

Posts: 219; 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: 1625; 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: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

S-pen and hopefully better fps placement.

39. willard12 unregistered

So, screen size is the only reason anyone should ever upgrade...nevermind the fact that the S8 is days old? Please help me understand how Apple managed to sell so many of the 6s and 7(antenna lines withstanding)? I believe their screens sizes are remarkably similar and are released a year apart, not several weeks. You do realize that there are a lot of phone users in the world that don't have an S8, right? So, "upgrading" may not be the point. Do phones have to get to 10" screens before that isn't a reason to upgrade.

51. Blazers

Posts: 798; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hopefully the rumor of a 4K screen resolution is true.

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.

25. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

UGLY design

55. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

23. nikhil23

Posts: 508; 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

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!!!

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1887; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

3. gd761

Posts: 219; 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: 2200; 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.

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