The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be code named “Great” if reports from SamMobile are to be believed. The new rumors conflicts with prior reports, which suggest the Galaxy Note 8 would be code named “Baikal,” after the ancient Siberian lake.
No reports about the Galaxy Note 8 have been confirmed at this time. However, Samsung’s code names often allude to some aspect of its upcoming smartphones, which could indicate the manufacturer has big plans for the upcoming phablet model. At this time there are no major feature rumors associated with the Galaxy Note 8.
It is likely the Galaxy Note 8 may feature specs that are a combination of features from the Galaxy Note 7 and expected on the Galaxy S8. It is possible the Galaxy Note 8 may have a 6.2-inch dual-edge curved display, similar to the rumored Galaxy S8 Plus. The phablet may also have similar design features, such as no home button, thin bezels and its fingerprint scanner on its rear panel.
Samsung recently announced the Exynos 8895 processing chip, which could be a Galaxy Note 8 component. The Galaxy S8 is also expected to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, which could then trickle down to the late-summer smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 7 introduced and iris scanner, an IP68 water resistance rating, expandable storage and USB-C, which could also be featured on the Galaxy Note 8.
The Galaxy Note 8 may also ship with AKG headphones and Android 7.0 Nougat, similar to the Galaxy S8.
Reports also indicate Samsung may use the model number SM-N950F for the Galaxy Note 8, skipping the number 4, which is considered bad luck in Korea. The Galaxy Note 7 went by the model number SM-N930.
Rumors also suggest the Galaxy S8 may release on April 28, instead of the originally rumored April 21 release date. Pundits wonder if the late release of the Galaxy S8 could affect the release of the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has confirmed it will release a Galaxy Note 8 model in 2017, but has not designated a time frame.