Evan Blass, the prolific gadgets leaker known as @evleaks on Twitter, has released a report on Venture Beat containing a comprehensive list of rumored information about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8’s specs.
If Blass’ information is accurate, the Galaxy Note 8 could be fairly similar to the Galaxy S8. We’re looking at similar internal hardware with a slight boost for multitasking, a potentially identical camera as the Galaxy S8, and an overal size that’s not much bigger than the Galaxy S8+
Above is an earlier leak posted from Blass’ Twitter account showing the alleged design for the Galaxy Note 8.
Check out what else Blass had to say about the Galaxy Note 8’s supposed specs:
The Galaxy Note 8 will have the same water resistance as the Galaxy S8.
Blass claims the Galaxy Note 8 will be certified with IP68 water and dust resistance, which is the same certification awarded to the Galaxy S8.
That means the Note 8 should survive in five feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
It’ll have a 6.3-inch display.
As previously rumored, the Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3-inch display with the Galaxy S8’s taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio (compared to the more traditional 16:8 aspect ratio). That’s just 0.1 inches bigger than the Galaxy S8+’s display. It’ll also have a sharp 1440p resolution that’s now standard on flagship Samsung devices.
It won’t be much bigger than the Galaxy S8+.
Blass claims the Galaxy Note 8 will have 162.5mm x 74.6mm x 8.5mm dimensions, which is overall slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+’s 159.5mm x 73.4mm x 8.1 mm dimensions.
For the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung will reportedly use the same chips turning the wheels inside the Galaxy S8 smartphones, including the Exynos 8895 chip for global markets and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor for the US market.
But the Galaxy Note 8 will have more RAM.
According to Blass, the Galaxy Note 8 will get 6GB of RAM compared to the Galaxy S8’s 4GB. If true, it should be plenty to handle the Galaxy Note lines’ features designed for the S Pen stylus, like adding notes to screenshots or hovering the S Pen over an app icon to get a preview without having to fully open the app.
The Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s first smartphone with a dual-lens camera.
From Blass’ report, it seems like the Galaxy Note 8 will have a dual-lens system, one of which will don the same, if not similar, 12-megapixel camera as the Galaxy S8.
One of the lenses is supposedly a normal wide-angle camera with the dual-pixel autofocus technology that helped make the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy 8 cameras the best in class. It’s also supposed to come with the same f/1.7 aperture designed for better low-light shots as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8.
The second lens will apparently offer 2x optical zoom, like the iPhone 7 Plus.
Despite its larger size, the Galaxy Note 8 will have a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S8+.
Blass believes the Galaxy Note 8 will have a 3,300mAh battery, which is slightly smaller compared to the Galaxy S8+’s 3,500mAh battery. It’s unclear whether the Note 8’s potentially smaller battery could affect battery life, which we’ll be testing when we get our hands on the device.
As with any leak, take this information with a grain of salt, as Samsung could unveil something completely different during its event.
Samsung is hosting an event on August 23 to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 where we’ll see for ourselves its true specs and design.