Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a new Galaxy Note in August

Galaxy Note 8 (leak)The LeakerAn alleged image of Samsung’s forthcoming ‘Galaxy Note 8.’

Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce a new Galaxy Note smartphone at a launch event in late August, Reuters reports.

The device would sport a similar design to the Galaxy S8, but scale up the size slightly over the 6.2-inch diagonal of the larger Galaxy S8+.

The new Note would also allegedly bring a dual-camera setup, similar to the one featured in Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and other modern high-end smartphones.

The Galaxy S8 debuted last April with Samsung’s “Infinity Display” (a screen that stretches across almost the entire front) as a headlining feature, and glass on both the back and front, which the next Note should use too.

Samsung Galaxy S8Antonio Villas-Boas/Business InsiderThe Samsung Galaxy S8 and its ‘Infinity Display.’

The tentatively named “Galaxy Note 8” would follow last year’s Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled from the market twice after a series of issues with its exploding battery made it potentially dangerous to consumers.

It was a huge blow for Samsung, particularly considering that Notes are its most important phones alongside Galaxy S devices.

The Korean giant decided that it would keep using the Note brand, however, and even brought back refurbished (and updated) Note 7 models earlier this year.

A series of images posted on The Leaker, which claim to show a working Galaxy Note 8 unit, would corroborate Reuters’ report. The pictures show a device that is virtually identical to the Galaxy S8 on the front, but show the rumoured dual-camera setup on the back.

The Leaker also reports that Samsung has “developed advanced pressure-sensitive technology for its OLED displays so we can expect something like [the iPhone’s] Force Touch in [the] Galaxy Note 8.”

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