The Galaxy Note 8 has gotten extensively leaked over the past few days, with a Samsung official and the FCC both revealing key details about the device. There’s also a new render to gawk at courtesy Forbes and case maker Ghostek.
Starting off with the Samsung official, The Investor reports that he made his remarks during a conference call while discussing the company’s roadmap. He started out by talking about the legacy of the Galaxy Note series which came out in 2011 with multimedia features like a large display and S Pen. The Galaxy Note 8 is set feature more advanced and richer multimedia functionalities.
As for the FCC filing, it uncovers that Samsung has been working on 4 variants of the device. One runs on an Exynos 8895 processor, 2 run on a Snapdragon SoC, and the last is a display-only model without any wireless capabilities. The first is probably meant for global audiences and the second pair for the US.
Samsung usually releases both unlocked and carrier-locked versions of its flagship phones. This would serve to explain why there are two iterations of the phone headed to the US. It should be noted that the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t mentioned by name in the FCC’s listing.
Instead, the Samsung offering is referred to by the model number SM-N950. This is almost certainly the Galaxy Note 8 given the fact that the previous two Notes bore the model numbers SM-N930 and SM-N920. While the page doesn’t give much away in terms of details, it does reveal that the phone is getting support for the new band 66.