Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, is still a little over month away from the rumored unveiling, but that hasn’t stopped leaks and rumors from pouring in. While Samsung hasn’t mentioned anything about the launch date, rumors hint at August 23 event in New York. Now, a latest leaked render reveals the front panel of the flagship smartphone in all its glory.
According to the image leaked by a tipster IceUniverse on Twitter, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will continue to feature the company’s proprietary Infinity Display, as seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. However, the phablet appears to be slightly wider than the Galaxy S8 series smartphones.
Unsurprisingly, the design has been leaked a couple of times in the past as well. The same tipster, earlier this week also leaked two possible display panels that could be seen on the Galaxy Note 8. As per the claims made by the tipster, the design showcased in the latest image leak will be making to the final unveiling. So far, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to sport a dual-rear camera setup and fingerprint scanner will be mounted next to it as well.
To recall, when Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 series smartphone with rear-mounted fingerprint scanner placed closely next to the primary camera, it received some rave criticism for the ‘awkward’ placement. However, images that surface in the last couple of weeks hint at a different placement of the camera housing and fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is now said to be separated from the purported dual-camera setup with the LED flash place in between. This would minimize the chances of smudging the camera while reaching out the scanner for biometric authentication. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press images surface online showing off dual-camera
As mentioned earlier, Samsung is likely to launch the premium phablet next month as it aims to take lead in the market ahead of Apple’s 1oth Anniversary iPhone launch. Reports suggest Samsung is observing flat lines in terms of Galaxy S8 sales due to rising competition from other Chinese manufacturers. Although the South Korean giant has not yet made an official word on the declining sales of the Galaxy S8.