Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumored to launch in September, for over $1000
It’s nearing the end of June and that means that Fall device
rumors are in full swing. While much of the world is wondering what
Apple will be unveiling in their next iPhone device, us Android nerds
are gushing over the possibilities present in Samsung’s latest Galaxy
Note 8 flagship.
First reported by Evan Blass over at Venture Beat,
it seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may be making its way to store
shelves at the surprisingly high cost of €1,000 — or roughly $1,119.
Blass says that the company is readying to launch the device near the
end of September, and that it will look very similar to the Galaxy S8,
with select components changed and upgraded throughout.
The Note 8 is set to come in at 6.3 inches, just slightly larger
than its Galaxy S8 Plus counterpart. It will feature the same
edge-to-edge infinity display, and will continue to use the same Exynos
and Qualcomm chipsets placed in the recent devices. To differentiate the
device from the S-line, Samsung is said to include 6GB of RAM, a dual
camera system with optical image stabilization, and its signature S-Pen.
Blass says Samsung will be using a smaller 3,300 mAh battery over
last year’s 3,500 mAh option, likely to keep safety a top priority in
such a thin body. While we’re not exactly sure how this will impact
battery life, we’re sure the company has done some optimizations to make
sure the handset holds a respectable charge.
The S-Pen is said to have even more functionality over last
year’s model, and split screen multitasking has apparently been vastly
improved. Blass says users will have the ability to write notes at any
time due to the always-on display the company has been touting for a bit
now. Samsung DeX should work with this model as well, just as it did
with the previous Galaxy S8 line of devices.
This seems like a pretty respectable set of
specifications, but is that €999 price point too rich for your blood?
Converting to USD prices the phone just over $900, so this may be a hard
sell for those wanting to pick up a new device but aren’t able to shell
out all that cash at once. It’s likely that customers will be looking
heavily into subsidized options for this phone. Thoughts?