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‘Samsung Galaxy Note 8’ News, Specifications & Update: New Flagship Phablet Design Leaked; Can Consumers Trust This?

Mar 27, 2017 07:18 AM EDT

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Leaks in the tech industry are nothing new. But can consumers put any stock on them? For example, a recent leak concerning the design of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has surfaced online and as expected, Samsung didn't confirm nor deny the rumors. However, it did set the tech community ablaze.

The unconfirmed leak, posted in the website Slashleaks a few days ago, shows a sketch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 along with its specifications. The leak suggests that the Note 8 will sport the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 9XXX processors, seemingly one each for the two Note 8 variants.

The supposed leak also revealed that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have 6GB of RAM, up to 256 GB storage, and 6.4-inch QHD+ or 4K Super-AMOLED display. If these specs are true, it would make the Galaxy Note 8 the smartphone to beat this year.

According to Mashable, the leaked sketch shows a new button for Bixby, the AI assistant to be launched with the S8. The purported sketch also reveals a USB-C connector and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Alas, there is no way of knowing if there is any substance to these reported leaks until the actual Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes out. While there have been numerous rumors and speculations regarding the specs of the Note 8 online, all of them are just that: rumors and speculations. That is unless otherwise confirmed or denied by the South Korean tech Giant.

Of course, for Samsung, the smart move would be to not issue any statements at all. With the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still a few months away, leaks, rumors, and speculations like these would only make the consumers hunger for more information. Thus, spawning more speculations online and adding fuel to the fire (no pun intended) with regards to the new Samsung flagship phablet. As to whether consumers can trust this leak, tech pundits have no way of knowing as of yet. 

Fans, however, are expecting great things from Samsung to release an improved flagship phablet if only to make up for the failed Galaxy Note 7 flagship. While the leaks reported here look promising, they do not equate to confirmation. And while logic dictates that these leaks have some basis and could potentially be accurate, the keywords here are "potentially accurate."

The South Korean tech giant may have suffered a setback of sorts after details of their new flagship phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, were leaked online. However, publicity of any sort is nonetheless good news, albeit from a certain point of view. 

After all, it's free advertisement for Samsung's new flagship phablet, and believe or not, fans are clamoring for more details. Stay tuned to our website for more Samsung Galaxy Note 8 news!

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