Last year the Note line was heavily tested, thanks to the Note 7 fiasco. While many thought that Samsung would kill the Note line, latest leaks and rumours point to the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 later this year.
VentureBeat have released a report that includes specifications and pricing of the Galaxy Note 8. The report claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will cost €999, which translates to $900. If this is indeed true, this would become the highest priced phone Samsung has ever sold. The Galaxy S8 was priced at $725.
The Galaxy Note 8 is said to pack a 6.3 inch “Infinity Display”, just like the Galaxy S8 Plus. The internals are expected to remain similar to the S8 family and Samsung has to justify the $100 price hike with extra features that get added apart from the S-Pen support.
The report further notes that the Galaxy Note 8 may feature a 3,300mAh battery, which is significantly smaller than the Galaxy S8.
It will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. Currently, the Samsung flagships feature only 4GB of RAM. The increase in RAM may bring snappier performance and the Samsung’s DeX will definitely benefit from the extra power, assuming that the Note 8 will be compatible.
The report re-iterates the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s first flagship to feature a dual camera setup. Two horizontally placed 12 megapixel shooters are expected to make the cut. Disappointingly however, the report claims that the fingerprint scanner will still remain in the same row, making it difficult to reach out for.
Does the Galaxy Note 8 look to justify it’s price? What extra features should Samsung add? Let us know below.