Last year's Galaxy Note7 can only be described as a fiery disaster, as the handsets quickly gained a reputation for exploding and catching fire. But now it's 2017, which means that soon, Samsung will be announcing a new generation of the phone, the Galaxy Note8.
Of course, there have been rumors about the upcoming device, although none of them seem to be very substantial, until now. According to a new report from serial leakster Evan Blass of VentureBeat, the Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled in late September.
It should include the same chipsets as the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and Samsung's in-house Exynos 8895, depending on the region that it's purchased in. The RAM will be beefed up a bit though, coming in at 6GB.
According to the report, the device will be priced at €999, which Blass thinks will translate to about $900 USD, based on the prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Of course, upgraded RAM isn't all that the phone will boast.
It will come with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 'edge-to-edge' screen as its handsets from earlier this year. It will be just slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+ 6.2-inch screen.
For the first time, Samsung will be using a dual-lens setup for the camera, with two 12-megapixel sensors, including optical image stabilization. Unfortunately, the fingerprint sensor placement is the same as on the Galaxy S8.
As is the case every year, the S Pen will get more functionality, such as full-sentence language translation and currency conversion, and you'll be able to pin handwritten notes to the always-on display.
The new handset should arrive in black, blue, and gold variants. Naturally, we'll find out more in September.