Report: Galaxy Note 8 Includes 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Dual Cameras


The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with a very similar display design to the Galaxy S8, accordingly a new report. In particular, the Galaxy Note 8 will include the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio found on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This information comes from South Korean news outlet Newsis, and is reportedly based on information provided by a Samsung official. The report goes on to further detail that the screen size of the Galaxy Note 8 is 0.6-inches larger than that found on the Galaxy Note 7. Noting that Samsung was hesitant on increasing the width too much, as it would also require the height of the screen to be increased as well. With the suggestion being that the Galaxy Note 8's screen size is not that different to the Galaxy S8 Plus, and will place a degree of focus on being a device that can be easily used in a one-handed mode.

In addition, the report also looks to add further confirmation that the Galaxy Note 8 will come equipped with a dual rear camera setup. With the suggestion being that this will be the first Samsung smartphone to include dual rear cameras, barring the release of another Samsung device between now and then. The unnamed source was also noted as confirming that this is a decision that has only recently been made with the report quoting the official as saying "the exterior design is changing slightly after several months, and the final version is being tuned." In terms of the release schedule, the report further confirms the Galaxy Note 8 will arrive sometime in August/September.

Interestingly, the report notes that in spite of the release date nearing, Samsung has yet to finally commit on where to place the fingerprint sensor. Specifically, whether or not to include the sensor underneath the display. Which is somewhat in tune with another report that came through within the last 24 hours, stating that a screen-embedded fingerprint sensor would not be included. Although the current report is not quite as definitive as the previous one. Stating that technical issues that need to be resolved in the short space of time are what is currently swaying the decision on whether to include the sensor in this way.

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