Galaxy Note 8 release date: Samsung’s ‘Unpacked’ event confirmed for August 23

Samsung has officially confirmed the release date of its next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8. The South Korean electronics giant has started sending invites for the ‘Unpacked’ event taking place on August 23 in New York City.

The invite, which was also shared through a tweet on Thursday, has the tagline “Do bigger things”, and shows the S Pen alongside the silhouette of the device. “Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017,” the tweet states.

Going by the rumors, the Note 8 will sport a design resembling the Galaxy S8 with curved screens and minimal bezels. Users can expect a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED curved Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio.

We also know it will offer S Pen support, have improved Iris scanner, screen embedded fingerprint scanner, and built-in Bixby AI assistant. It also is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 chipset.

There has been numerous leaks on the Note 8’s design and capabilities. On the hardware front, some state the Note 8 will have a 6GB RAM, dual camera on the rear and will be backed by a 3,300 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be the new upgraded version of the disastrous Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled last year after devices overheated and caused fires owing to battery problems. The company had to recall 3 million handsets.

Interestingly, recycled parts of the Note 7 were re-used to introduce the Galaxy Note Fan Edition in South Korea. The Note Fan Edition, which had a a price tag of 699000 KRW ($610), is made up of the same components, except the battery, which in the recycled version is of a smaller setup.


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