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Samsung will be hoping the its Galaxy Note 8 will be able to put the exploding Note 7 fiasco behind it and be a major challenger to the Apple iPhone 8.

And alleged leaked images of the upcoming smartphone suggests the Korean technology firm are opting for a sleek new design for the Android-based device.

The picture, posted on Twitter, allegedly shows an official press render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

It depicts the smartphone against a black and red background and what appears to be the gadget’s logo.

The design of the Note 8 mimics the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, with an infinity display and a virtually bezel-free design.

This would tally up with how Samsung approached the design for both the Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy Note 7.

The Note 7, released last year, took a leaf out of the Galaxy S7 Edge’s book and did away with bezels on the sides.

The two Samsung phones both featured a curved screen, albeit the Note 7 having a 5.7 inch screen compared to S7 Edge’s 5.5 inch screen.

However, while the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are still on sale – the Galaxy Note 7 was discontinued soon after launch due to a manufacturing defect with the phone’s batteries.

This caused some units to generate excessive heat, which in a number of high-profile cases resulted in fires. The recall cost Samsung billions.

The alleged pictures of the Note 7’s successor were tweeted by Twitter user Ice Universe.

He also shared pictures of the frame of the Note 8, showing thin bezels at the top and bottom with no area for the Galaxy’s signature square button.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ had a button on the side of the phone dedicated for the Bixby virtual assistant, and one suspects the Note 8 will have the same feature.

The pictures come as SlashLeaks published a schematic of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The technical drawing shows the Note 8 with a dual lens camera, and with the fingerprint scanner placed underneath the camera lens.

This addresses one of the main criticisms leveled at the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which had the fingerprint sensor placed alongside the camera.

The positioning made it easy for dirty fingerprints to smudge the camera lens.

Other rumours suggest the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a brand new S Pen that vibrates when it touches the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be released before the Apple iPhone 8, with a release date expected in August.

Apple have long been rumoured to be preparing a big refresh for the iPhone, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year.

The Apple iPhone 8 is expected to feature a giant screen that will cover almost the entire front of the device.

Leaks have also suggested the iPhone for the first time will feature a super crisp OLED screen, one of the main selling points of the Galaxy phones.  

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