The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date is just two months away, according to a new report. It’s also less likely to get Android O and a in-screen fingerprint sensor, but will beat the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7S to market. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the biggest comeback story in phones following all of the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 battery failures. Ready for the future? It’s time to dive into all of the promising Note 8 rumors, as new leaks begin to emerge ahead of a possible August release date.
Rumored features of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 :
- A stylus with a speaker
- A fingerprint scanner built into the screen
- An iris scanner
- Bixby AI 2.0
Like the Galaxy S8 before it we’re hearing rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could have a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. But will it happen this time? The render below backs the theory up, and also points to audio tuned by AKG, so the Note 8 could put a focus on sound.
However, a Samsung official has reportedly said that the Note 8 won’t have an in-screen fingerprint scanner as the company couldn’t perfect the technology in time, so that’s looking like an unlikely feature, despite the image above.
The New S Pen:
The S Pen meanwhile is a Galaxy Note 8 essential – it’s why some people are holding off on buying the S8 and S8 Plus. Good things may come to those who wait. The S Pen stylus could come with a built-in speaker, according to a new patent. What the speaker does isn’t clear. It could very well read notes back to you. We’ve also heard that it might be able to vibrate.
Samsung has changed up its S Pen on the Galaxy Tab S3, so it has not been afraid to make it different.
You can bet we’ll see an iris scanner in the Note 8. This unique phone unlocking method debuted in the Note 7 and made its way to the S8 and S8 Plus. However, we may see a more secure Galaxy Note 8 given recent reports that a group of hackers were able to bypass the iris scanner. Time to improve the tech.
It’ll also inherit dust and water resistance with a rating of IP68, have a microSD card slot for expandable storage and Fast Charge via USB-C and wireless charge, too. Samsung confirmed that it intends to expand its Bixby virtual assistant beyond the S8 and S8 Plus, so the Note 8 is a prime candidate for its Siri rival.
Should One Wait for Note 8 ?
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is built for S Pen users who refuse to work on their phone without a stylus. For these people, it’s worth the wait.
However, you’re not going to miss much by checking out the Galaxy S8 Plus. It already has a 6.2-inch screen that tops the size of every Note phone before it.Other perks we expect in the Note 8 are 6GB of RAM and a 4K display for a leap in Samsung Gear VR gaming that demands extra pixels. Don’t need a stylus? Don’t need a high-end VR headset? The S8 Plus is plenty of phone for you.