samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date
Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, according to the official invite sent to the media a month in advance.
When will it actually be in your hands? The company recently hinted that in addition to a late August launch there would be an early September release date in some countries, with others getting it in October.
That makes sense, as we’ve come to expect an S Pen compatible Android phone every autumn. It also lines up with earlier rumors, as trusted source The Korea Herald has reported the Galaxy Note 8 will come out in August in order to beat the iPhone 8 to market.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen
Pixel-sense 4K resolution
6.4-inch screen size likely
Another ‘Infinity Display’
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may once again make the Note series known for its groundbreaking screen, but not just because of its size this time around.
We’re predicting that the Note 8 will be one of the first smartphones with a pixel-dense 4K screen, with convincing rumors backing up that theory.
Why do you need a 4K resolution on a phone? You don’t when it’s in your hand; the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus look good enough paired down to Full HD 1080p in its battery saving mode.
But a 4K screen is important when your phone doubles as a Samsung Gear VR headset screen. Otherwise, you’ll see individual pixels (that’s what we call the screen door effect) when it’s just two inches from your face.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to have a 4K screen
What about the Note 8 screen size? The phone series has stuck to a 5.7-inch screen ever since the Note 3, but it’ll almost certainly break from tradition.
A 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is more likely, because the Galaxy S8 Plus has reached that tipping point. It’s really hard to see it being any smaller than that.
But an even bigger 6.4-inch screen is very possible, and indeed has been rumored, with the source adding that it will be a QHD+ OLED display with minimal bezels, just like the S8 and S8 Plus.
Or maybe it will split the difference and have a 6.3-inch display, as has also been rumored.
It’s also, unsurprisingly, likely to have an ‘Infinity Display’, an idea backed up by a recent front display panel leak. That’s what Samsung calls the near bezel-free 18.5:9 display on the Galaxy S8, and it would make sense for a similar screen to be used on the Note 8. Not only would it make sense, but it’s also been rumored.