Photos and nearly every detail about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 have been leaked in recent weeks – but now Samsung has made a huge blunder itself.
Just days before the official launch, Samsung accidentally revealed the Galaxy Note 8 on its own site.
The company prematurely listed the US unlocked version of the phone on its online store Friday, and while the link didn’t work, the official image revealed some clues.
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Just days before the official launch, Samsung accidentally revealed the Galaxy Note 8 on its own site. The company prematurely listed the US unlocked version of the phone on its online store Friday, and while the link didn’t work, the official image revealed some clues
Leaked images suggest the Galaxy Note 8 will more rectangular than the Galaxy S8, slightly larger and will be sold in black and gold.
It’s expected to include a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED ‘infinity display’ with an 18.5:9 ratio bezeless screen.
It could be the first Samsung device to incorporate a dual-lens camera on the rear, with a 12-megapixel sensor for each.
Like previous Note devices, the latest model should come with an S Pen.
The processor is thought to be the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 at the helm.
It is expected to have 6GB of RAM and new software that will improve split-screen multitasking.
Rumours have said customers will receive their handsets, costing over $900 (£700 / €999), in September.
From the listing, it can be seen the base model will ship with 64GB of internal storage.
No price, however, is listed.
The listing also suggests the U.S. unlocked model might ship at the same time as the carrier versions, which deviates from past trends.
The US Galaxy S8 shipped a month after the carrier versions, while the US unlocked GS7 shipped three months after launch.
Just days ago, the phone also leaked via a sales leaflet containing pictures and details of the new phone.
The marketing material intended for the Australian market appears to confirm a number of rumored specs, including plans for a rear dual camera and wireless charging.
Like the leak on the Samsung website, the brochure also indicated the base model will have 64GB of internal memory.
From the listing, it can be seen the base model will ship with 64GB of internal storage. No price, however, is listed. The listing also suggests the U.S. unlocked model might ship at the same time as the carrier versions, which deviates from past trends
The flyer, obtained by Ausdroid, lists the main features of the phone as well as how to set it up.
If genuine, it confirms the Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display with S Pen support, as well as supporting wireless charging.
The dual camera will have f/1.7 lenses and 2X optical zoom and image stabilization capabilities, as well as iris scanning security protection.
It lists the handset as having IP68 certification, which means it will be dust and water resistant.
The brochure says the phone will be compatible with Samsung’s Smart Switch app that will let you transfer all your data from previous models.
A Samsung leaflet (pictured) apparently intended for their Australian market has been leaked ahead of the much anticipated launch of the Galaxy Note 8. With less than a week to go, anticipation has been mounting over the Seoul-based firm’s latest flagship handset
It also suggests that, for customers in Australia at least, black and gold will be the only color options available.
Previous rumors have suggested a third deep blue color would be available exclusively to Note 8 buyers, which is not an option for the S8.
A cryptic video was released by Samsung on Tuesday ahead of the Galaxy Note 8’s grand unveiling on August 23.
The marketing material appears to confirm a number of rumored specs, including plans for a rear dual camera. The camera will have f/1.7 lenses and 2X optical zoom and image stabilization capabilities, as well as iris scanning security protection
The leaflet appears to tie in with a teaser trailer released on Tuesday, which features a series of ‘inspirational’ marketing phrases (pictured) but was scant on information about the new gadget
The teaser trailer features a series of ‘inspirational’ marketing phrases but is scant on information about the new gadget.
The 37 second-long video centers around a prominent showing for the device’s characteristic S-Pen stylus.
A blue animation of the stylus is shown cutting through buzzwords like ‘step’ to reveal a more ambitious concept like ‘leap’.
Similarly ‘closed’ becomes ‘open’ and ‘impossible’ becomes ‘possible.’
The video ends with the hashtag #DoWhatYouCant and the message ‘Galaxy Unpacked 08.23.2017 live on Samsung.com’.
Despite the lack of further details of the phone’s design and specifications, the video has already prompted a reaction from fans on social media.
Twitter user Joosua Anttila said: ‘OMG I CAN’T WAIT! I AM SO EXCITED!’
Josh Reubenking added: ‘Can’t wait for the next Note! Definitely getting it!’
Although the device will be launched next Wednesday, it is not expected to go on sale until September.
The video ends with the hashtag #DoWhatYouCant which fans have begun to include in their social media messages about the upcoming release
Phone carriers in the US leaked information about the release last week and they’re anticipating a three week delay until the phone goes on sale.
Representatives from two carriers, who kept themselves and the phone companies they are with anonymous, said the device will go on sale September 15, although did not reveal pricing.
The early launch is designed to deflect attention from Apple’s expected September unveiling of its eagerly anticipated iPhone 8.
‘We are going to sell Galaxy Note 8 starting from the 15th of September,’ explained one carrier representative to ETNews, which correctly predicted the launch and release dates for the Galaxy S8.
It also contains the message ‘Galaxy Unpacked 08.23.2017 live on Samsung.com’. Although the device will be launched next Wednesday, it is not expected to go on sale until September
‘Its price has not been set yet,’ they said.
A representative from a different carrier corroborated the information, also saying September 15 is the final date.
‘Samsung Electronics decided on the release date of Galaxy Note 8,’ the source said.
‘There is almost zero chance that it will change the release date of Galaxy Note 8.’
The gap is to allow time for advertising to entice consumers while the company builds up inventory, yet this delay is a week longer than the one for the disastrous Galaxy Note 7.
Despite the lack of further details of the phone’s design and specifications, the video has already prompted a reaction from fans. Twitter user Joosua Anttila said: ‘OMG I CAN’T WAIT! I AM SO EXCITED!’
Josh Reubenking added: ‘Can’t wait for the next Note! Definitely getting it!’. The early launch is designed to deflect attention from Apple’s expected September unveiling of its eagerly anticipated iPhone 8
Pre-order information remains unknown as well, although providers are speculating consumers will be able to begin order 10 to 14 days prior to the September 15 release.
Popular Samsung leaker Evan Blass recently tweeted a link to his Venture Beat article about the Galaxy Note 8’s final specs as well as what seemed to be a promotional image for the phone.
Blass later confirmed to Forbes that the image is ‘official’ and will be used to market the device.
The leaked images of the phone he shared allegedly reveal Samsung’s answer to the iPhone 8 will be more rectangular than the Galaxy S8 and will be sold in black and gold.
Samsung had first dropped hints about a follow-up to its exploding Galaxy Note Series in April.
Popular Samsung leaker Evan Blas has shared what he says are promotional images of the handset. Leaked photos claiming to show the final design of the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 have surfaced online (pictured)
A side by side comparison of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will keep the edge-to-edge display found on the Galaxy S8, according to the leaked images
This photo claims to show the rear camera from the upcoming GalaxyNote 8. Vietnamese Facebook user Tung Ha claims that the photo shows the dual lens camera, LED flash and fingerprint ID scanner for the Galaxy Note 8
The Seoul firm was forced to recall the handset last year after devices overheated and caused fires or started smoking due to battery problems.
The recall began last October and cost the company $19 billion (£14.7 billion) after it was discovered that the devices were prone to overheating and bursting into flames.
Samsung also launched a vast inquiry into the issue that is expected to cost the company an estimated $5.3 billion (£4.1 billion).
Airliners banned the devices over safety fears and the company had to recall three million handsets.
It later claimed a battery fault in the Galaxy Note 7 was to blame.
It was announced in March that the South Korean firm will begin to sell refurbished versions of the ill-fated tablet phone, as well as plans to rebrand it.
Pictures of the new handset leaked online revealed what it will look like and, unsurprisingly, it’s exactly the same.
Samsung was forced to launch a $19 billion recall in October last year after it was discovered that Galaxy Note 7 devices were prone to overheating and bursting into flames
Although Samsung did not plan on building ticking time bombs, they could have avoided this disaster by giving the Note 7 devices a user-removable battery, according to one expert.
‘Samsung made some poor design choices with a phone that ended up being a fire hazard,’ Gary Cook, senior corporate campaigner and IT sector analyst at Greenpeace told the DailyMail.com.
‘Previously, Samsung designed its smartphones to let customers remove the battery themselves, which is great.’
‘Now, they’ve shifted to using adhesive to put the battery in and it is difficult to remove.’
‘That is why they are recalling the entire phone, instead of just being able replace the battery.’
FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE NOTE 8?
A nine second video was uploaded to Weibo, China’s leading social media site in May.
It was later posted on Twitter by the leaker @mmddj_china.
If the video is to be believed, the new Note 8 would have a 6.3 inch screen which would reach to each edge of the device.
This bezel-less design is similar to the Infinity Display featured on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ released earlier this year.
A similar design is rumored for the next flagship iPhone.
The screen dimensions shown would make the Note 8 0.6 inches larger than its predecessor.
It would also be 0.1 inches larger than the S8 + which would make it the largest flagship smartphone ever released by Samsung.
Other rumors suggest it will have a fingerprint scanner on the front as well as a dual camera on the rear.