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

Zach Epstein
July 4th, 2017 at 2:53 PM
Galaxy Note 8 Release Date

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 has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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