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Samsung Galaxy Note8 rumoured to use a 6.32-inch screen

by Mark Tyson on 10 April 2017, 10:01

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The flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones are equipped with screens of 5.8- and 6.2-inches diagonals, respectively. That fact, officially revealed just a couple of weeks ago, must have left some of you wondering what kind of screen size Samsung must be basing the upcoming Note8 upon. The Note range pioneered the phone / tablet hybrid, or phablet, and has always been designed to push the limits of the acceptable/usable size for a phone.

Just ahead of the weekend the Korean Herald Investor section published some information about the Note8. The paper said that Samsung is working on this bigger screened smartphone under the codename of 'Great'. Of course 'great' has multiple meanings, one of which refers to size. Sources have indicated to the Korea Herald that the size of the screen the Note8 will be equipped with is 6.32-inches in diagonal. That's the largest ever for a Samsung premium phone. (Samsung's largest ever phone was the 7-inch Galaxy W T255 released in 2014).

Further rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note8 are that it will have a fingerprint scanner on the bottom of the front screen, doubling as the virtual home button. The recently launched Galaxy S8 was supposed to contain this same tech but it wasn't ready in time, so a fingerprint scanner was located on its back.

Galaxy Note7 refurbs

As we receive the first grains of information concerning the Note8, the Note7 saga rumbles on. At the weekend SlashGear covered a report from Vietnam which contained pictures of one of the Note7 refurb handsets. The images appear to have been captured on Friday.

Interestingly the Android 7.0 build upon the smartphone is one from February this year. The phone, with model number SM-N935, looks identical to the Note7 from the front. Unfortunately the 'leaker' didn't take any pictures of the back panel of the device which was said to be different in earlier reports, probably due to a new battery design.

Samsung hasn't revealed where the Note7 refurbs will be marketed, their pricing, or what they will be called. However, as SlashGear points out, it has already ruled out distribution of these refurb handsets in the US, Canada, or India.



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I'd be tempted with a Note7R or whatever it's called as I don't fancy a fingerprint sensor on the back and I like the Home button
3dcandy
I'd be tempted with a Note7R or whatever it's called as I don't fancy a fingerprint sensor on the back and I like the Home button

I think I read that it's mainly the eastern markets getting them and they will be at full price which is a bit of a pooper. I would like to upgrade the wifes Note3 at refurb prices but that doesn't look like it's going to happen QQ
Probably… but they will pop up if you're willing to pay
Tabbykatze
3dcandy
I'd be tempted with a Note7R or whatever it's called as I don't fancy a fingerprint sensor on the back and I like the Home button

I think I read that it's mainly the eastern markets getting them and they will be at full price which is a bit of a pooper. I would like to upgrade the wifes Note3 at refurb prices but that doesn't look like it's going to happen QQ

but im sure….. those markets will get them in bulk and put them on site that will sell them in the western markets… for slightly more but still stay cheap enough to be attractive for the west.

Phones like Xiaomi, are available in East while West can get them through proxy channel
I've posted on a different forum that I do not think that the phone will be known as Note 8.
2 reasons - Note has too bad a name and secondly Samsung released a tablet (my tablet actually) called Galaxy Note 8.0.
IMO would be too consumerfusing to have both a Note 8 and a Note 8.0
Having said all that, I don't care what it's called - my contract is just up and I was really looking forward to the Note 7 - but my eyesight will eventaually, really enjoy a 6.32" screen - time to do a deal with retentions and switch to a good sim only deal until Octoberish.