Final Galaxy Note 8 specifications detailed

We’ve known for a while now that the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t really going to push the envelope on specs. That has always been the case. The Note flagships have almost always had specs similar to the Galaxy S flagships released earlier in the year with just one or two major differences.

The famous Twitter leakster @evleaks has detailed what he claims to be the “final” Galaxy Note 8 specs today. As expected, there are no surprises, as far as the core components are concerned.

Touting physical dimensions of 162.5mm x 74.6mm with an 8.5mm thickness, the Galaxy Note 8 is not going to feel much larger than the Galaxy S8+.

It will feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED 1440×2960 pixel resolution display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The corners of the handset will be squared off in true Note fashion. The Galaxy Note 8 will have IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.

Like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor. The US-bound variants will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The first major change with the new flagship phablet is that it will have 6GB of RAM compared to the Galaxy S8’s 4GB. It retains 64GB as the standard storage option.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s first flagship smartphone to feature a dual camera. Both rear cameras have 12-megapixel sensors. The primary wide-angle sensor has f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus. The telephoto lens has f/2.4 aperture with 2x optical zoom. Both lenses feature optical image stabilization. The 8-megapixel front camera gets a f/1.7 autofocus lens.

The battery will be slightly smaller than the Galaxy S8+’s 3,500mAh cell. The Galaxy Note 8 is said to feature a fast-charging 3,300mAh battery with support for wireless charging.

Due to be unveiled on August 23, the Galaxy Note 8 will ship in Midnight Black and Maple Gold initially and later in Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue. Looks like Samsung hasn’t learned that it’s better for it to release all color options at launch.

As far as the price is concerned, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to cost around €1,000 in Europe when it starts shipping next month.

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