Samsung Galaxy Note 8 revealed in devastating new leak and
Samsung’s next Note 8 flagship phone could launch as early as next month with it expected to include a swathe of new and improved features.
A dual-lens camera, speedy Snapdragon 835 processor and massive fast-charging battery are all likely to be included.
After the disaster of the exploding Note 7, Samsung will want this new device to attract attention for all of the right reasons.
There’s already been plenty of leaks and rumours about the Note 8 but a new image has just appeared online which could be our best look yet at this next generation phablet.
The picture, published by Slashleaks, claims to show the front of the Note 8 in what appears to be an official image.
If real, the Note 8 could have some very good features including a stunning Infinity display which covers almost the entire front of the device.
Like the current S8, this incredible screen will curve gracefully around both sides of the Note 8.
The picture also appears to show sensors at the top of the phone which could indicate Samsung is continuing to advance its face recognition technology.
Sadly, the photo doesn’t show how the new S Pen or dual camera will look, but it’s thought these will be huge improvements over the Note 7.
Although it seems there’s plenty to be excited about the Note 8 this latest leaked photo could also bring bad news to Samsung fans.
Rumours have been rife that Samsung’s new phone will follow the S8 with its annoying rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and, with this photo showing no signs of a sensor on the front, it seems Note 8 users will be faced with the same irritating design.
Samsung’s S8 has come under huge criticism for the placement of this vital security feature as it often leads to the camera lens getting covered in fingerprints.
Another feature that can be spotted on the Note 8 which might disappoint users is the inclusion of the Bixby button.
This was first seen on the Galaxy S8 and is widely regarded as a waste of valuable space on the side of the smartphone.
Bixby is Samsung’s voice-powered virtual assistant but many of its features are currently available in the UK.
Samsung was supposed to be rolling out the fully loaded version of Bixby in the US in the spring but this deadline has already passed without any signs of the voice-powered service getting the update.
According to a new report by The Korea Herald there appears to be two issues which are causing the delays.
It seems Samsung is struggling to get Bixby to understand all English dialects and the firm also lacks enough of the data needed to develop Bixby’s deep learning technology.
Speaking to the Herald a Samsung spokesperson said: “Developing Bixby in other languages is taking more time than we expected mainly because of the lack of the accumulation of big data.”
Although there’s no official word on a release date, the Note 8 could arrive in late August with it likely to be one of the main attractions at this year’s IFA technology show.