Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Official “Accidental” Leak?

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note 8 is expected to see the light of day soon. Though there is a lot of speculation on the design and features, it looks like Samsung has remained tight-lipped, but with a few “accidental leaks” on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 making their way into the media.

The Galaxy Note 8 is said to be launching in August with a rocking Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. But a recent post by Samsung on Twitter showcased an altogether different looking device, something similar to the one leaked in June. The new processor, Exynos 8895, had a lot more to offer than just information about the SoC being in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

The image posted gave a good look at a new smartphone – the extra-tall screen looks to be sporting the Infinity Display, which has even smaller bezels than its two flagships. Not many details can be made out in the image, but it does have the look of a next-gen Note from Samsung.

It is not clear if Samsung has leaked the image on purpose or it was an accident, but Samsung isn’t that careless. Samsung’s approach seems to be very interesting: While the accidental leaks build interest ahead of the launch, silence is preserved for the add-on features.

Rumors also abound about the smartphone coming with a 6.2-inch display, Exynos 8895 processor and running on a 6GB RAM along with a dual-camera set up.

The fingerprint sensor position is not clear on the tweet since it only shows the front part. Some of the leaks suggest that it will remain rear mounted, but in a slightly improved position away from the camera lens.

Samsung seems well aware of the need to compete with the other releases for this year. Apple’s iPhone is due for big changes marking its 10th anniversary, and iPhone 8 is set to be launched later this year – around September. And Google’s redesigned Pixel 2XL is also expected to be released later this year.

This just about generates enough competition in the smartphone market to justify the occasional “leak”, doesn’t it?

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