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New case leaks give us another peek at Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8

Published Jul 4th, 2017 2:53PM EDT

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The questions surrounding Samsung’s upcoming new Galaxy Note 8 continues to become less of a mystery with each passing day. Following a string of specs leaks, BGR exclusively leaked the Note 8’s final design late last month. According to our sources, Samsung’s upcoming new flagship phablet will feature a look similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but with a few key refinements. The screen-to-body ratio will likely be even more impressive on the Galaxy Note 8 than the 83% figure Samsung achieved on the S8 duo, and there will be a new dual-lens camera setup on the back. Sadly, there’s still a fingerprint scanner on the back as well, and it’s still peculiarly positioned next to the camera cluster.

We’ve seen it before but as hot as Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is shaping up to be, it can’t hurt to take another look. Now, thanks to a pair of Note 8 case leaks, we can do just that.

We have two recent leaks to share that show renders of Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy Note 8 in third-party cases. The first comes from a Weibo user whose name translates to “I ice universe,” and he’s been known in the past to be the source of genuine leaks. This time around, he has a number of renders from a case maker called Senfeng that give us a pretty clear look at the front of the Note 8, as well as the camera and fingerprint sensor cluster on the back.

The same Weibo user also shared a series of actual photos of a third-party Galaxy Note 8 case, and it reinforces the design elements we’ve seen leak a number of times now.

And finally, he posted one last render of the bottom of the Note 8 in a third-party protective case.

If that last image turns out to be the real deal, it reaffirms the notion that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack. We all know it’s on borrowed time, of course, but at least it has a stay of execution for the time being.

Samsung is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 8 in late August ahead of its release in early September.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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