Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Passes Through FCC

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It's nearly that time of the year again when flagship phones from Apple and Samsung make their way from rumor mills to actual store bins.

All in all, the Galaxy Note 8 is likely to be a robust offering by Samsung to take some charm of the new iPhone lineup that would be unveiled sometime in September. The iPhone 8 will be Apple's first smartphone in three years to sport an all-new design. Since the USP for Note series is a large display, an edge-to-edge one would provide more surface area to users, which is one on this particular device is even more important than the one on the S8.

As it happened with the Samsung Galaxy S8, we now know the design language as well as the hardware components of the phone. According to Android Headlines, the Note 8 could have the best smartphone camera ever built. "It will face tougher competition in the latter half with Apple's iPhone 8 and LG's V30", said Kim Jong-ki, a researcher specializing in the mobile industry at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade. The 10th anniversary iPhone will also have an edge-to-edge OLED display. It features two main cameras with 12-megapixel sensors.

64GB of storage will be on offer with the Galaxy Note 8, as well as expandable storage.

Additionally, the Galaxy S9 concept presupposes that Samsung will build the fingerprint scanner into the display, eliminating the need for a rear-mounted scanner.

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"The first half is normally generous to Samsung, as there is no new product from Apple". The new phone seems to be largely identical to the version of the Galaxy Note 8 that came through the FCC not long ago, save for the radio bands on show being just a bit more fitting for the Korean market. Moreover, it will also feature a resolution of 2960 x 1440 with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

Blass claims the device will have IP68 certification for water-resistance, a USB Type-C port, and a 3300mAh battery with wireless charging support.

Internally, the device will reportedly feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset for US phones (which are usually the variant that Canada receives as well), and the company's own Exynos 8895 for worldwide models, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage expandable by MicroSD.

Blass notes that the Galaxy Note 8 will include 6GB of RAM memory.