Samsung will be unveiling its #Galaxy Note 8 phablet on August 23 during a live event in New York City. The marketing brochure of the Galaxy Note 8 received by Ausdroid reveals the final design and specifications of the phone. The phablet will compete with the other top-end devices like upcoming Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

Design of the phone

The smartphone is expected to have edge-to-edge Infinity display. The device will see the radical changes compared to the last year's Galaxy Note 7. The S-Pen will be revamped and a dual camera setup on the rear panel could be sported. The dual-camera might have two 12MP sensors with one featuring an f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus.

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For selfies, the smartphone will boast an 8MP front-facing shooter. The phablet is said to draw power from a 3300mAh battery and will support wireless charging.The device will come in Black, Gold and #Deep Sea Blue colour options.

Specifications and features round-up

The Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to sport a 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity display. On the processor front, Snapdragon 835 SoC for the US market and company's own Exynos 8895 processor for other markets will be featured. The flagship might mark 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It will run the latest Android 7 Nougat.

The phablet will have some noteworthy features like the IP68 certified dust and water resistance. It will feature an iris sensor for added security alongside the virtual voice assistant Bixby, a feature first seen on the flagship Galaxy S8.

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Samsung seems to have dropped the idea of locating the fingerprint sensor underneath the display due to technical limitations. But these are just rumours, they might still manage this.

Pricing of the phablet

The Galaxy Note series has always seen itself in the league of expensive smartphones, and that's unlikely to change with the Note 8. However, there are chances that the device will be costlier than its predecessor.

The Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly ship in four colour options – Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue at a price of nearly €1,000 in Europe, making it the company's most expensive smartphone ever. The smartphone is expected to hit the shelves in September but is expected to reach the sub-continental shores sometime in October. With the phablet, Samsung wants users to forget the Note 7 and deliver an advanced and safer mobile experience to its consumers. Stay tuned for more news and updates on technology.