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


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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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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77 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

5. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

I can hardly wait!!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mannnnnmn

14. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

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

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah right man. If only you meant that.

25. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

64. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1042; Member since: Jan 17, 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

75. Esteban4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

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

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

45. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Don't forget me lol

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My bad lol

17. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I'm there bro!

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

55. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 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!

44. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

48. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

49. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My bad sis

51. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

56. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

62. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

68. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

2. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

MxyflashdaPlasticsh1tbitchmite's body is ready

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's ready to show his body no mercy.

6. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

67. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

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

76. Esteban4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Just don't put it in backwards

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Coral blue or Emerald Green..Pls Samsung You have refused to release the Note FE

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