With just over three weeks before Samsung’s next product launch event, several new leaked images appear to show what’s coming: a large-screen Galaxy Note 8 with bezel-free sides and dual rear cameras alongside a fingerprint reader
In last month’s announcement for its Aug. 23 Unpacked event in New York City, Samsung said it would “reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family with the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone.”
Samsung has a lot riding on the success of its Galaxy Note 8 in light of last year’s costly recall of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, which led to losses in the billions. After tracing the Note 7’s problems to two key battery defects, the company has since tried to salvage some of the millions of recalled phones by refurbishing and rebranding them in South Korea as the Galaxy Note FE.
‘Infinity Display’ Part Two
Late yesterday and early today, mobile tech writer Evan Glass, who has published numerous accurate leaks about other devices in the past, posted several images on Twitter that appear to show front, back, and side views of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (product images, shown above).
In addition to showing a stylus accessory, the photos reveal a phone with a curved side edge, “Infinity Display,” and a rear fingerprint sensor to the side of the dual camera lenses. According to Blass’ tweets, the Galaxy Note 8 will come in at least three colors: silver, midnight black and deep sea blue.
The design is similar to that of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which arrived on the market in April. And the design is likely to generate the same criticism from Samsung fans who have complained that the off-center, rear fingerprint sensor is awkward to use and causes them to…