We’ve heard enough details and seen enough renders to have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8. Now, thanks to a supposed press render of the device, we have our best look yet at the handset’s upcoming design.
If you put money on the Galaxy Note 8 looking a lot like the Galaxy S8, you’d have won that bet. As expected, the Note 8 features an Infinity Display with minimal bezels—rumor has it the screen will be 6.3-inches, just a tiny step up from the Galaxy S8 Plus’ 6.2-inch screen.
Judging by the image, the Note 8’s corners look a bit more squared off compared to the Galaxy S8’s; the look is more in line with last year’s Note 7, but the device has a more narrow design thanks to the elongated display.
Like the Galaxy S8, the Note 8 looks to feature the same on-screen button arrangement, along with the home button that’s ever-present, even when the device is asleep.
Yes, this is Note8. pic.twitter.com/ieQzwmpT2O
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 14, 2017
We didn’t expect Samsung’s Note 8 design to differ all that much from the Galaxy S8, so the image you see above could easily be based on speculation, and not something sourced from Samsung internally. Our own speculative renders look pretty much the same.
Be that as it may, the supposed press render’s existence further points to an imminent announcement. Rumor has it Samsung will unveil the device at the end of August, getting the jump on Apple’s anticipated iPhone 8 launch.
Along with a 6.3-inch Infinity Display and S-Pen support, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature 6GB of RAM and a dual-camera setup. Of course, the image above doesn’t give us a glimpse of the Note 8’s rear end, so that feature hasn’t been confirmed just yet.