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Samsung officially announces Unpacked event for August 23rd; Galaxy Note 8 anybody?

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Samsung sends out invitations to its August 23rd Unpacked event

Samsung sends out invitations to its August 23rd Unpacked event


This afternoon, Samsung sent us an invitation to its next Unpacked event. This will be held on August 23rd in New York City. If you're thinking that this date sounds familiar, that is because last week we told you that reports out of Korea called for an August 23rd unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Now we should make one thing clear about the invite we received today. The words Samsung Galaxy Note 8 aren't written anywhere on it. But a blue silhouette in the shape of the Samsung S Pen is included, and that pretty much takes the mystery away.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. Depending on where you plan on buying the phablet, you can expect a Snapdragon 835 chipset or a Exynos 8895 SoC to be under the hood, with 6GB of RAM inside. A dual camera setup adorns the back of the device, which will feature an updated S Pen and a 3300mAh battery.

It looks as though the fingerprint scanner will be on the back, similar to its positioning on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. But there is one major difference expected. On the two already released flagship models, the fingerprint reader is right next to the rear camera lens. That means that users blindly groping for the scanner with their finger are apt to put some industrial strength smudges on the lens. If recently leaked renders of the Galaxy Note 8 are correct, the LED flash unit is placed in between the biometric reader and the camera lenses to prevent this from occurring on the phablet.

We still have more than a month until the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sees the light of day, which means that we have plenty of time for more leaks and rumors to come our way before the truth is finally outed. Feel free to check in often to see what is new with one of the most highly anticipated handsets expected to be unveiled before the end of the year.

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posted on 20 Jul 2017, 17:48 1

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! TechieXP, Tedkord, maherk, slytherin, Supah. Y'all ready?

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 17:54 1

5. Supah (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Mar 2017)


I can hardly wait!!

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:08 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Mannnnnmn

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:17 1

14. Bankz (Posts: 2096; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Heres to hoping that samsung pulls out all the stops with the note 8. All the best sammy!

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:39

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah right man. If only you meant that.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:49

25. Bankz (Posts: 2096; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Lets be honest, the note 8 will be one hell of a crazy phone along with the iphone 8 and pxl2. My only gripe with the note 8 so far was the same fps, curved screen, and the akward looking camera thats big, bulges and looks off centre but then again, i realized that i judged it too quickly, at least, i realize that i should at least wait till samsung makes the announcement. Anyway, the phone is gonna be a blast regardless. I hope.

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 10:26

64. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 584; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Isn't the i8 supposed to be adopting the curved class design as well?
FPS is easy to get used to but there are plenty of ways to avoid using it.

But as you said i8, pXL2, and Note are going to make for an interesting Second half of the year. v30 could be nice if LG can keep away from bootlooping

posted on 17 Aug 2017, 14:42

75. Esteban4u (Posts: 75; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Well, not all the stops I hope. We don't need the things to BLOW UP.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:17

13. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1181; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I've been ready for this since October when I had to go from my Note 7 to an S7E.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 21:21

45. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3905; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Right on. I had to switch back to my Note 5. Lucky I hadn't gotten rid of it yet. The release can't come soon enough.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:26 1

16. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1390; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Don't forget me lol

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 19:11

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My bad lol

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:27 1

17. Slytherin (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


I'm there bro!

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 19:13 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The 23rd is gonna take forever to get here man. Now that the date is set, it's gonna drive me crazy till it arrives. I remember going nuts waiting on the 20th for my S8 Plus.

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 01:48 1

55. Slytherin (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


Most definitely bro! The days and nights are gonna be long, the month gonna be a snail's pace!

Nevermind the wait is gonna be so worth it!

My birthday is on the 20th April and I always get tempted to get a S+ model in April, but I've been waiting for a Note phone since the N5, so I'm never gonna turn this chance down, never! It's mine! Lol

All good things to those who wait!

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 21:17

44. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3905; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


My money is primed & ready to go. Let me at it!

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 22:15

48. tedkord (Posts: 14667; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'm hoping they bring it. Though it's looks like I'm not going to like the FPS sensor position...

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 22:45 1

49. sissy246 (Posts: 4208; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Hay you forget me, lol
Oh it's going to hard to wait that much longer, lol count down has officially started.

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 04:56

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My bad sis

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 23:32 1

51. MattPerkins1 (Posts: 61; Member since: 25 Mar 2017)


You and your bunch of Samsheep. Its a phone not a girl. Stop treating a laggy insecure phone like a girl stupid silly sheep.

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 01:48 1

56. trojan_horse (Posts: 5296; Member since: 06 May 2016)


None of them treated it like a girl. They just said they're waiting for the Note8... No need to attack them over it.

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 06:43 1

62. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1181; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


'Insecure phone'? So phone's have feelings now?

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 14:47

68. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1127; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I cant wait either!! Im ready to trade in my Note 5 for the Note 8

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 17:50 1

2. Supah (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Mar 2017)


MxyflashdaPlasticsh1tbitchmite's body is ready

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 17:51

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He's ready to show his body no mercy.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 17:56 1

6. Supah (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Mar 2017)


ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 11:49

67. Flash (Posts: 1895; Member since: 19 May 2017)


I think you mistake me for you and whatever you plan on doing with that S-Pen.

posted on 17 Aug 2017, 14:45

76. Esteban4u (Posts: 75; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Just don't put it in backwards

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 17:53

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 25553; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My next phone, just give me my midnight black model now. Please and thank you.

posted on 20 Jul 2017, 18:00

7. Heisenberg (Posts: 205; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Coral blue or Emerald Green..Pls Samsung

You have refused to release the Note FE

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