Serial leaker Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks, is at it again. Shortly after revealing the final render of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, he has now revealed what he calls the “final” specs list of the device.
Much has already been said about the Galaxy Note 8, from the dual-camera setup with optical zoom, to renders leaked from case makers. Just a few days ago @evleaks himself posted renders of the Galaxy Note 8 in two colours, Midnight Black and Maple Gold.
The Galaxy Note 8 specs as revealed by @evleaks won’t come as much of a surprise – after all, Samsung’s Note series have usually been larger versions of the Galaxy S series with an S Pen. The Note 8 is more of the same, featuring either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or an Exynos 8895 chipset, and a larger 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a similar 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
There is a welcome change, however. The Galaxy Note 8 will pack 6GB of RAM, which besides the China edition of the S8 series, marks the first time Samsung is packing this amount of memory onto its flagship smartphone. Storage, unfortunately, remains the same at 64GB (though of course there is a microSD card slot).
The Note 8 will measure just 8.5mm, and a smaller 3,300mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S8+, which had a 3,500mAh pack.
Finally, there’s the apparent confirmation on the camera specs: a dual-12MP setup featuring a primary wide-angle f/1.7 lens and a second telephoto f/2.4 one that offers 2x optical zoom. The primary sensor features Samsung’s excellent dual-pixel autofocus, while both sensors sport optical image stabilisation (OIS). On the front, Samsung retains a similar 8MP f/1.7 sensor with autofocus as on the S8.
With these leaks, there is precious few information left for Samsung to officially announce, but the company will likely share more details on the S Pen, as well as the new software features that will undoubtedly make their way to the Galaxy Note 8 – unless of course, someone else leaks these in the coming days.