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.
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.
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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