Samsung can’t seem to keep the Galaxy Note 8 under wraps. On Thursday, a purported render of the handset anodized in a gorgeous ‘Coral Blue’ hue appeared on Chinese social networking website Weibo. While it looks promising, the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the rear is slightly suspicious, seeing as we now know the unit won’t ship with an optical reader.
Other than a design that’s almost identical to the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to pack a 5.8-inch Infinity Display with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels (18.5:9), an Exynos series (8895) processor, 6/8GB of RAM and a dual-camera module consisting of a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS and 13-megapixel telephoto CIS.
The Galaxy Note 8 should also have a textured Bixby button
If a separate render that was uploaded to Twitter earlier this week is anything to go by, the device could also sport a textured Bixby button, designed to prevent people from accidentally pressing it while adjusting the volume level, which — understandably — has been a common complaint from both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners.