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Galaxy Note 8 launch leaked, price may shock you

by Brandon Russell | June 23, 2017June 23, 2017 10:00 am PDT

When the Galaxy Note 8 launches later this year, it’ll reportedly be Samsung’s most expensive device to date.

According to a report from Venture Beat, the Note 8 will retail for $900. As we’ve seen over these past several months, the more advanced our smartphones get, the more expensive they become.

What’s interesting is the device will be around the same size as the Galaxy S8 Plus. Apparently, the Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge Infinity Display, similar to what we saw introduced with Samsung’s recent S8 and S8 Plus flagships. The Note 8 is said to be announced in the second half of September, according to Venture Beat, citing anonymous sources.

Similar to the Galaxy S8 lineup, the Note 8 is expected to feature Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets (depending on the region), a 3,300mAh battery, and 6GB of RAM. It’s unclear if the device will offer multiple storage sizes. Venture Beat also says the device will feature a horizontally situated dual-camera setup.

Unfortunately, Samsung will allegedly keep the fingerprint reader placed next to the camera sensor, despite complaints about its placement on the Galaxy S8. That means Samsung’s device won’t feature a fingerprint sensor underneath the display as some rumors had claimed.

Which normally wouldn’t be a big deal, but Apple is said to have figured out how to place a fingerprint sensor underneath the display of its iPhone 8.

Additionally, Samsung is expected to introduce DeX support to the Note 8, along with software improvements, such as Bixby. The device will also reportedly feature improvements to Samsung’s S Pen.

Considering how fantastic the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are, the prospect of Samsung’s Note 8 featuring the same Infinity Display and high-end design is tantalizing. But we remain cautious over the Note’s future after last year’s unfortunate Note 7 recall.

Until we know more, check out our renders of the Note 8 above.

VentureBeat

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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