Samsung Galaxy Note 8 set to be released in August

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Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the biggest blunders in smartphone history, the South Korean firm believes it will stand up to Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone 8.

A new report has revealed that Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 8 in late August – months before the iOS handset hits the market.

Rumors surrounding the Note 8 first came to light in April, which had suggested that the Android could have significantly smaller bezels, an infinity screen and dual cameras.

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A new report has revealed that Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 8 (pictured is Galaxy Note 7) in late August - months before Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone 8

A new report has revealed that Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 8 (pictured is Galaxy Note 7) in late August - months before Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone 8

A new report has revealed that Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 8 (pictured is Galaxy Note 7) in late August – months before Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone 8

NOTE 8 RUMORS 

Rumors surrounding the Note 8 first came to light in April, which had suggested that the Android could have significantly smaller bezels, an infinity screen and dual cameras.

Sources have said its design will mirror that of the Galaxy S8.

Sources have suggested that the Note 8 will have an Infinity display, which has an 18.5-to-9 width-to-length ratio.

Samsung has traditionally released a Note device shortly after each of its smartphones.

It is likely the new gadget will be a variant of the Note range, which traditionally offers smartphones and tablets with large screens and a stylus.

And it seems the firm is banking on the Galaxy Note 8 to keep it in the race as Apple gears up to release its highly anticipated iPhone 8.

The latest report regarding the Android smartphone was revealed by The Korea Herald and picked up by BGR, which noted that the Note 8’s design is set to mirror that of the Galaxy S8.

Sources have suggested that the Note 8 is set to include the Infinity display, which has an 18.5-to-9 width-to-length ratio.

A separate report had claimed that the Note 8 was being tested on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), rather than a beta version of the upcoming.

FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE NOTE 8?

A nine second video was uploaded to Weibo, China’s leading social media site in May.

It was later posted on Twitter by the leaker @mmddj_china.

If the video is to be believed, the new Note 8 would have a 6.3 inch screen which would reach to each edge of the device.

This bezel-less design is similar to the Infinity Display featured on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier this year.

A similar design is rumored for the next flagship iPhone.

The screen dimensions shown would make the Note 8 0.6 inches larger than its predecessor.

It would also be 0.1 inches larger than the S8 + which would make it the largest flagship smartphone ever released by Samsung.

Other rumors suggest it will have a fingerprint scanner on the front as well as a dual camera on the rear.

The latest report regarding the Android smartphone has suggested that the Note 8 is set to mirror that of the Galaxy S8 (pictured). Sources said Note 8 is set to include the Infinity display, which has an 18.5-to-9 width-to-length ratio that was first released in April with the S8 model

The latest report regarding the Android smartphone has suggested that the Note 8 is set to mirror that of the Galaxy S8 (pictured). Sources said Note 8 is set to include the Infinity display, which has an 18.5-to-9 width-to-length ratio that was first released in April with the S8 model

The latest report regarding the Android smartphone has suggested that the Note 8 is set to mirror that of the Galaxy S8 (pictured). Sources said Note 8 is set to include the Infinity display, which has an 18.5-to-9 width-to-length ratio that was first released in April with the S8 model

This news has suggested that the smartphone will launch before the new OS, dubbed ‘O’, is released – which is set to be released in the fall.  

Another rumor had surfaced last month, which was a nice second video claiming to be the first glimpse of the Note 8.

The clip was first uploaded to Weibo, China’s leading social media site.

It was later posted on Twitter by the leaker @mmddj_china with the simple question ‘Note 8?’.

Another rumor had surfaced last month, which was a nice second video claiming to be the first glimpse of the Note 8. The clip was first uploaded to Weibo, China's leading social media site 

Another rumor had surfaced last month, which was a nice second video claiming to be the first glimpse of the Note 8. The clip was first uploaded to Weibo, China's leading social media site 

Another rumor had surfaced last month, which was a nice second video claiming to be the first glimpse of the Note 8. The clip was first uploaded to Weibo, China’s leading social media site 

If the video is to be believed, the new Note 8 would have a 6.3 inch (16 centimeter) screen which would reach to each edge of the device.

This bezel-less design is similar to the Infinity Display featured on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier this year.

A similar design is rumoured for the next flagship iPhone.

The screen dimensions shown would make the Note 8 0.6 inches (1.5 centimeters) larger than its predecessor.

It would also be 0.1 inches (0.25 centimeters) larger than the S8 + which would make it the largest flagship smartphone ever released by Samsung.

Other rumors suggest it will have a fingerprint scanner on the front as well as a dual camera on the rear.

If the video is to be believed, the new Note 8 would have a 6.3 inch screen (pictured) which would reach to each edge of the device.

If the video is to be believed, the new Note 8 would have a 6.3 inch screen (pictured) which would reach to each edge of the device.

The screen dimensions shown (pictured) would make the Note 8 0.6 inches (1.5 centimetres) larger than its predecessor.

The screen dimensions shown (pictured) would make the Note 8 0.6 inches (1.5 centimetres) larger than its predecessor.

If the video is to be believed, the new Note 8 would have a 6.3 inch screen (left) which would reach to each edge of the device. The screen dimensions shown (right) would make the Note 8 0.6 inches (1.5 centimeters) larger than its predecessor

In April, Samsung dropped a huge hint on the follow-up to its exploding Galaxy Note 7 series.

A Samsung spokesperson has said to expect a ‘new flagship smartphone’ before the end of the year. 

A new device could hit shelves in the second half of 2017 once hype around its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones has settled down.  

This bezel-less design (pictured) is similar to the Infinity Display featured on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier this year

This bezel-less design (pictured) is similar to the Infinity Display featured on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier this year

The screen (pictured) would also be 0.1 inches (0.25 cenitmetres) larger than the S8 + which would make it the largest flagship smartphone ever released by Samsung

The screen (pictured) would also be 0.1 inches (0.25 cenitmetres) larger than the S8 + which would make it the largest flagship smartphone ever released by Samsung

This bezel-less design (left) is similar to the Infinity Display featured on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier this year. The screen (right) would also be 0.1 inches (0.25 centimeters) larger than the S8 + which would make it the largest flagship smartphone ever released by Samsung 

Samsung was forced to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 range last year after repeated reports from users that they were catching fire. 

Airliners banned the devices over safety fears and the company had to recall three million handsets. 

Samsung launched a vast inquiry into the issue that is expected to cost the company an estimate $5.3 billion (£4.3 billion)

Samsung was forced to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) range last year after repeated reports from users that they were catching fire (stock image)

Samsung was forced to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) range last year after repeated reports from users that they were catching fire (stock image)

Samsung was forced to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) range last year after repeated reports from users that they were catching fire (stock image)

Airliners banned the devices over safety fears due to overheating batteries led to the devices catching fire (pictured). Samsung had to recall three million handsets

Airliners banned the devices over safety fears due to overheating batteries led to the devices catching fire (pictured). Samsung had to recall three million handsets

Airliners banned the devices over safety fears due to overheating batteries led to the devices catching fire (pictured). Samsung had to recall three million handsets

It later claimed a battery fault in the Galaxy Note 7 was to blame. 

Last week it was announced that the South Korean firm will begin to sell refurbished versions of its its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, as well as plans to rebrand it. 

Pictures of the new handset leaked online revealed what it will look like and, unsurprisingly, it’s exactly the same.

WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR PHONE?

The hazardous ingredients of mobile phones have long been kept under wraps by manufacturers who are tight lipped about the recipes they use for their high-tech components.

Cobalt is also used in rechargable batteries found in many laptops, mobile phones and electric vehicles.

HeathyStuff.org sampled 36 different mobile phones to see what lurks behind the sleek smartphone covers.

The phones were completely disassembled and interior and exterior components were sampled by X-ray Fluorescence spectrometry – a process which determines the chemical composition of a material.

Each phone reportedly had either lead, bromine, mercury, cadmium, chlorine, or some combination of those chemicals.

These hazardous substances can pollute throughout a product’s life cycle, including when the minerals are extracted; when they are processed; during phone manufacturing; and at the end of the phone’s useful life.

The average smartphone contains up to 62 different types of metals and many are rare-earth metals.

The only difference, according to the images sent to Droidholic, are a large R stamped onto the back of the handset.

A recent report has revealed that the South Korean firm has renamed the smartphone ‘Galaxy Note FE’, which stands for ‘Fandom Edition’, in a bid to ‘minimize the refurbished phone image’.

Samsung’s senior official, Lee Myung-bak, has also chimed in to give more details regarding the Note 7 FE’s price and release date.

Pictures of the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) handset had recently leaked online revealed what it will look like and, unsurprisingly, it's exactly the same

Pictures of the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 (pictured) handset had recently leaked online revealed what it will look like and, unsurprisingly, it's exactly the same

The handset (pictured) is believed to come with a smaller 3,200 mAh battery

The handset (pictured) is believed to come with a smaller 3,200 mAh battery

Pictures of the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handset had recently leaked online revealed what it will look like and, unsurprisingly, it’s exactly the same. The handset is believed to come with a smaller 3,200 mAh battery 

‘The Galaxy Note 7 Ripper Phone is most likely to launch in Korea at the end of June,’ he explained.  

The term ‘ripper’ is used in Korea to signify a refurbished phone. 

The handset is said to boast the same look as the original, but with a smaller 3,200 mAh battery – it is also speculated to cost 30 per cent less than the Galaxy Note 7.

The refurbished Galaxy Note FE is set to hit the South Korean market by the end of June.

And Samsung plans to release 30,000 units at launch. 

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