Galaxy Note 8 Release Date Tipped Amid Feature Leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date has been tipped amid feature leaks. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is the company’s current flagship offering, and after the huge failure that was the Galaxy Note 7 last year, there had been some suggestion initially that the Galaxy Note 8 may never happen.

We now know that not to be the case, and rumors of what that device will offer have been rife for weeks now, although they are certainly starting to gather pace right now. The latest rumor, coming from Galaxy Club and its sources, is that not only is the Galaxy Note 8 real but it might also not be too far off.

According to the publication, we can almost guarantee that the Galaxy Note 8 will also feature the same Infinity Display as the excellent screen that is part of the Galaxy S8 lineup, and that is neither surprising nor bad news. The display on the current Samsung flagship is exceptional, and it makes plenty of sense for Samsung to use it in other phones. It’s also said to feature dual-lens camera system.

What makes things particularly interesting is the fact that the report says that the Galaxy Note 8 will be tested running Android 7.1.1. The reason this rings alarm bells is the fact that it is very unlikely indeed that Samsung would put the Galaxy Note 8 through testing with Android Nougat only to then release it with Android O, suggesting that a release may be closer than we thought.

Previous reports had Samsung planning for an August or September announcement, pitting it head-to-head with the iPhone 8. This new report may have that announcement date being a bit on the early side.

As for Android O, Google will likely have it ready for a launch at some point during the third quarter of 2017, with a round of Pixel 2 announcements coming shortly after that.

(source: Galaxy Club [Google Translate])

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