Two new sketches depicting what’s said to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have surfaced online on Tuesday, indicating that the upcoming phablet will feature significantly narrower display angles to those found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. One of the sketches that can be seen in the gallery beneath this writing also suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 will boast a dual camera setup consisting of two vertically arranged sensors accompanied by a dual LED, dual tone flash on its back panel. Finally, the new leak indicates that Samsung’s next Android-powered flagship will boast a 3.5mm audio jack and be tuned by AKG, a Vienna, Austria-based audio company that also participated in the development of the Galaxy S8 lineup and has manufactured earphones that ship with that pair of devices.
Samsung’s inclination to work with AKG isn’t surprising in light of the fact that the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer is currently in the process of acquiring AKG’s parent company Harman International Industries. The Seoul-based tech giant is set to pay $8 billion for the Stamford, Connecticut-based firm in what will be its largest foreign acquisition ever. While it remains to be seen whether the Galaxy Note 8 also ends up shipping with a pair of AKG-made headphones, that scenario seems relatively plausible. Apart from bundled earphones, the Galaxy Note 8 might also share a number of other features with the Galaxy S8 series, including the chipsets powering the device, as the upcoming phablet is thought to sport the Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, depending on the region. Recent rumors indicated that the device might feature 6GB of RAM and most industry insiders agree that Samsung’s next high-end handset will boast an Infinity Display that’s similar to that of the Galaxy S8-series devices.
According to latest reports, the Galaxy Note 8 will boast a 6.3-inch display panel that curves around the side edges of the device and is protected by 2.5D glass, in addition to supporting QHD+ resolution and featuring an unconventional 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Samsung previously confirmed that the device will be launched in the second half of the year, though the company has yet to clarify on that release window. However, industry watchers expect the Galaxy Note 8 to be introduced by September.