Oct 24, 2017 | Updated: 09:54 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs: New S-Pen Design, Bixby Earphones & Horizontal Camera Leaked As Release Date Is Confirmed

Jul 23, 2017 09:55 PM EDT

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Recent reports show that the two new upcoming features that will be showcased by the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is its AirPod-like earphones and the flagship’s new stylus design. The earphones were said to be accessed through using the company’s virtual assistant, Bixby as the new stylus has some new improvements as well.

According to Express, the Bixby earphones expected in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch is said to be equipped with noise canceling technology. The Apple AirPod rival is also identified to work on the current flagships: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models as well.

Moreover, Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s new S Pen is mentioned to show the previous feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The feature is referred to as the Screen-Off Memo which allows users to write notes without unlocking the device. Yet, as the design leak showed not too much design change, the S-Pen is said to respond better to pressure levels and perform currency conversions.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sported a 5.8 and 6.2 inch AMOLED screen models. However, the infinity screen shown in the recent models was said to lessen upon integrating into the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Note 8 is then estimated to have even lesser bezel but feature a 6.2 inch AMOLED screen similar to the S8 Plus but with wider dimensions.

Aside from that, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also noted to be powered with the company’s latest Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Note 8 is also rumored to display two 12 megapixel cameras, with a horizontal setup which is a first for Samsung smartphones. The handset is also leaked to be equipped with a 3.5mm headphone port along with a 3,300 mAh battery juice as Forbes reported.

Nonetheless, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be launched this August as the South Korean company announced its upcoming event at New York City at 11 AM this upcoming August 23. Samsung Mobile’s DJ Koh also mentioned to state that the smartphone will go on sale in two waves starting in September. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to cost an estimated price of £850.

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