Over the course of the past few months, there have been a lot of leaks in regards to Samsung's upcoming handset, the Galaxy Note8. While it was confirmed by Samsung in January that a new Galaxy Note would be coming, the leaks have only recently started getting more interesting, giving us a look at what might be on the horizon.
It is one thing for a case manufacturer to slip up or to have an unofficial render created from an eyewitness account, but it now looks like Samsung is doing some early reveals of its own by showing off an image of an unreleased handset on one of its many Twitter accounts.
What you see above is an image that was posted to the Samsung Exynos Twitter account earlier in the day. While we don't know what handset is pictured, if we reference past leaks, it looks very similar to the Galaxy Note8. Since we won 't see the handset for roughly another month, it's tough to say whether this is the Note8, but if renders and leaks are to be believed, this could be our first "official" accidental look.
Although it does feature a similar look to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, there will be some differences, most notably with its rear camera. The Galaxy line offers one lens, whereas the Note8 is rumored to be packing two, with many speculating that Samsung will use its recently announced ISOCELL sensors. Many will surely be disappointed with the firm's inability to embed the fingerprint sensor under the display, forcing it to be placed on the rear. But, it looks like a slight design tweak could improve the experience, making it less likely for users to smudge up the camera sensor.
There is certainly a lot riding on the Galaxy Note8 and without a doubt, Samsung is feeling just a slight bit of pressure to provide a follow-up to last year's Galaxy Note7, a follow-up that won't erupt into flames and cause a massive PR nightmare. Luckily, we won't have long to wait, as an executive from the firm has confirmed that there will be an event held in New York sometime in late August.
Source: Samsung (Twitter)