Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Accidentally Confirmed by AT&T in Official Promotion

Laverne Mann
August 6, 2017

Samsung earlier this month made it official that the South-Korean technology giant was going to introduce its much-awaited Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at its "Unpacked" event on 23rd August. This device's code-name was connected to the Samsung Galaxy X by a number of blogs this week - all evidence seeming to be pointing toward a couple of sources. Which device would outsell the other?

One reason behind this decision is Samsung's chief rival Apple dropping plans to integrate fingerprint sensor under the display in the iPhone 8. Though the devices were dubbed as the phones to beat in 2017, not all was rosy in the Samsung world.

A press image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has leaked online courtesy of preeminent mobile leakster Evan Blass.

Samsung Electronics, however, is expected to face tougher competition in the second half of this year due to the launch of flagship models by its rivals. From a market standpoint, Samsung is weighing its options carefully against Apple, which won't launch another iPhone until late-2018 once the iPhone 8 is launched this year.

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That's everything known about the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung as of today. It features thin bezels on the top and bottom for sensors and the front camera.

The phone is expected to feature a SuperAMOLED display which would feature an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The iPhone 8 is also said to have an innovative in-display fingerprint sensor, but the Note 8 will have the fingerprint scanner on the back panel. The new S-Pen is expected to be a magnetic one and could also be more useful in functions such as drawing and taking notes.

The general consensus of opinion, though, is that Samsung will ultimately opt for a quad HD display in the Galaxy Note 8, probably with the same resolution as the previously released Galaxy S8.

That's supposedly backed up by 6GB of RAM, with 64GB of internal storage, and two 12-megapixel dual rear cameras. Market rumors are saying that the Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone would be fitted with a 6.3-inch AMOLED display and dual rear cameras, becoming the first Galaxy Note series applying dual cameras and the largest screen.

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