Photo Credit: Weibo/Reviewer
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones that's set to launch this year, and it has a August 23 unveiling date. Leaks and renders of the smartphone have been spotted regularly. The smartphone has now appeared online in a new batch of leaks revealing storage information, colour variants, what's inside the box, as well as live photos.
First up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's colour variants and wallpapers have been leaked on Weibo and a Vietnamese website called Samsungvgn.com respectively. According to tipster Reviewer on Weibo, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available in eight colour variants - Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Orchid Gray/Violet, Coral Blue, Dark Blue, Deep Sea Blue, Pink, and Gold colour variants. He has published a whole gamut of images showing off the colour options, while also simultaneously revealing the back of the smartphone, reiterating the addition of the dual camera setup. The front panel on all colour variants is said to be Black, while the S Pen matches the colour variant you buy.
Another site (mentioned above) leaks some of the stunning wallpapers Samsung has decided to include in the Galaxy Note 8, and you can see some of the examples below.
A separate report by ETNews suggests that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with a free transparent case inside the box, albeit only in a few regions. The actual price of the plastic case is said to be at KRW 20,000 to KRW 30,000 (roughly Rs. 1,100 to Rs. 1,600), and it will be thrown in for free for select regions. Reportedly, the transparent case won't be bundled in regions like Europe, Russia, and the US.
Live photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have also been leaked, courtesy SlashLeaks, showing off the smartphone from all angles, and also the new S Pen. The photos corroborate with past leaks showing off a dual camera setup, glass back, bezel-less front (infinity Display), and a S Pen, which looks the same, but is said to have improved touch sensitivity and slightly changed dimensions.
Lastly, tipster Roland Quandt has shared that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature up to 256GB of storage, something that has been leaked before as well. The storage variant will at least be made available in South Korea, however its availability in other regions still remains a mystery. This variant could be the one with 8GB of RAM, which has also been rumoured often in the past.
Previous rumours suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may sport a 6.3-inch QHD (1440x2960 pixels) Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It is expected to be powered by Exynos 8895 SoC globally, but use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the US, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
It is tipped to come with a dual camera setup with two 12-megapixel sensors. The primary wide-angle lens comes with an f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, while the secondary telephoto lens has an f/2.4 aperture and enables a 2x optical zoom, as per the report. Both the lenses are also said to offer optical image stabilisation as well. It is expected to pack 6GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, which will be further expandable via microSD card. The handset is expected to measure 162.5x74.6x8.5mm. Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to house a 3300mAh battery that can be charged either wirelessly or through USB Type-C. The handset is expected to come with a a fingerprint scanner at back.
As for the price tag, the Galaxy Note 8 will cost around EUR 1,000 (roughly Rs. 75,400) in Europe when it will start to ship in September.