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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rumours, release date and everything you need to know

22:00 EDT 18 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rumours, release date and everything you need to knowSamsung is gearing up to announce the next device in its Galaxy Note series of luxury mobile phones with large "infinity" displays, a stylus pen and a powerful camera. The company is due to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at a major press event on Wednesday, August 23. Official teasers for the new device have shown a phone with a stylus, known as the S Pen, under the tag line "do bigger things". Starting August 23, 2017, do bigger things. #DoWhatYouCantpic.twitter.com/7GiH6R3IGA— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) August 14, 2017 The last Samsung Galaxy Note was one of the best-looking smartphones you could buy. But the device proved to be a failure after dozens of reports of batteries overheating led to a global recall of the high-end smartphone. Samsung has recovered consumer trust somewhat with the Galaxy S8, which has been a hit for 2017 and is arguably one of the best Android phones you can buy. But the company will will be hoping the new Note 8 can return the brand to its former glory. When will Samsung release the Galaxy Note 8? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled on August 23. It is not clear when the device will go on sale, but it is likely to be a few weeks after the launch, which will mean it goes on sale around the time Apple is due to unveil its 10th anniversary iPhone 8.  What will it look like? The Note 8 is rumoured to have a 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED display that covers the whole front of the device, much like its predecessor and the Galaxy S8, according to prominent leaker Evan Blass. The edge-to-edge display is known as an infinity display. The Note 8 is also reported to be Samsung's first handset with a dual-lens camera, the sort found on the iPhone 7 Plus and Android rivals such as the OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8. (specs: https://t.co/Q0BWXVac72) pic.twitter.com/dA0tU8WHIf— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2017 What colours will it come in? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come in four colours, blue, gold, black and silver, and be available in a larger 128GB version, according to the leaks. Deep Sea Blue pic.twitter.com/rVBFplhtOC— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 16, 2017 Bixby Samsung debuted its Bixby voice assistant, its answer to Google Assistant or Siri, when it released the Galaxy S8 earlier this year.  However, the launch was only partial, and users in the UK and the US did not have access to the assistant. Samsung has since launched the tech in US, but even though the S8 came with a dedicated Bixby button you cannot yet use the voice assistant in the UK. The Note 8 is expected to feature Bixby, but it is unclear whether it will be available to use in the UK on launch. "Hi Bixby" ���� https://t.co/e9nsrocsXf— Samsung Electronics (@Samsung) July 19, 2017 Battery and performance One of the big concerns from previous fans of the Note series is whether Samsung has fixed its battery problems. Last year's Note 7 had major problems with its battery, leading to several scores of handsets overheating, some of which burst into flames. The debacle surrounding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 01:02 While the problem did not effect all the phones, it was a major public relations blow to the company. The Note 8 will have a 3300mAh battery battery with wireless charging capabilities, according to Venturebeat. The Note 7 after catching fire during a test Credit: Reuters We don't know what processor it will come with, but a picture from Samsung's official Twitter account leaked images of an unknown smartphone next to its latest Exynos 8895 microchip. How much will the Note 8 cost? It certainly won't come cheap. The Note 7 cost £750 when it was released and the Note 8 could cost more as manufacturers continue to push up the prices of  high-end smartphones. One rumour suggests the phone could cost an eye-watering €1,000 (£900). This will make it the most expensive smartphone Samsung has ever made. What will the iPhone 8 look like?


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