As we get closer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch date, more and more rumors will be coming out. One of the latest leaks is an image of the Galaxy Note 8 battery. Reliable leak site Slashleaks posted a picture of the suspected Galaxy Note 8 battery that shows a 3300mAh capacity. You can see the image below:
It should be noted that the rumored Galaxy Note 8 battery is less capacity than the battery found in the Galaxy S8+. Presumably, Samsung wanted to save some space in the Galaxy Note 8 so they went with a slimmer battery that holds less juice. Hopefully they are making up for the smaller battery capacity with some new software to help make the battery go further on a single charge.
Now you can add the battery to the list of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features that we know so far. Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone is expected to drop sometime in mid-September and it has been a leaky summer for the South Korean company. There’s very little we don’t know about the Galaxy Note 8. Of course, with the release date so close, it’s expected that there will be more and more leaks to come.
In addition to a 3300mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 8 will have some interesting features that Samsung is hoping will help consumers forget about last year’s fiery Galaxy Note 7 launch. The design is probably the most radical change from previous generations of Note devices. This year’s Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have a nearly bezel-less design which is in-line with what many other manufacturers are doing with their own flagship smartphones. You won’t see a home button on the Galaxy Note 8. Instead, like most other Android smartphone manufacturers, Samsung has opted for on-screen navigation buttons.
On the back side of the device we expect to see a dual camera sensor with 3x optical zoom. That was just one of the many Galaxy Note 8 camera features that were leaked from Samsung marketing materials. It also appears that the new dual camera sensor will allow for better low-light photos and augmented reality situations including distance and height measurement of subjects. It looks like the AR battle is heating up with Apple also planning to make a big push into AR with the iPhone 8 and its own dual camera sensor setup.
As for rumored specs, the Galaxy Note 8 is going to be a powerful device. In the US the Galaxy Note 8 will be using a Snapdragon 835 CPU while other regions will be using an Exynos 8895 – Samsung’s own in-house CPU. 6GB RAM will be onboard with an expandable 64GB of storage. There will also likely be 4 color options. Initial launch will have Midnight Black and a new Maple Gold color available. Later there will be Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue also released. Of course, these are all just rumors and nothing should be considered to be official until Samsung makes it official. With that said, the device has been very prone to leaks and there’s not much that isn’t known about the upcoming flagship at this point. Even the Galaxy Note 8 battery has been in the news! Although, that probably wouldn’t be such a big story if last year’s Galaxy Note 7 didn’t catch fire and get banned from airplanes.
What do you think about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8? Is that 3300mAh battery going to be enough to power the 6.3-inch super AMOLED display? Can the dual camera sensor compete with what Apple has in store for the iPhone 8? Either way, if you plan on buying a flagship smartphone this fall you better save your money. Some rumors are suggesting the Galaxy Note 8 could cost over $1000. Still, that’s a little bit less than the iPhone 8’s rumored price starting at $1,100. I guess if you want the best you have to pay up.