A fresh batch of Galaxy Note 8 renders has landed online. By the looks of it, Samsung intends to carry over almost the same form factor of the Galaxy S8 to its Note 7 successor. Unfortunately, the top bezel of the upcoming handset is nowhere as slim as that of the current flagship phone. 

On Tuesday, famous leaker OnLeaks and 91Mobiles teamed up to exclusively leak the appearance of the Galaxy Note 8 to excited fans and consumers. The leak comprises a set of photos and a 360-degree video — all of which showcase the hardware of the device, which measures 162.4 x 74.5 x 8.4mm. While the phone is pretty slim, the camera bump on the back adds little to the width and bumps it up to 9.5mm in that area alone. 

Based on the renders, the smartphone will be sporting a horizontally configured dual camera module. Adjacent to the two lenses are the LED flash and the familiar awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor. Although 9Mobiles says the Note 8 has a near bezel-less design, it’s hard to miss the rather wide top bezel that houses the earpiece, front camera, iris scanner and other sensors. 

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According to 91Mobiles, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel for its Infinity Display. The screen is said to have 2K resolution and not 4K as what earlier reports claimed. Samsung placed the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom of the phone, alongside the USB Type-C port, the speaker grille, microphone and the silo that serves as the house of the S Pen stylus. It’s also evident that the new phablet isn’t as curvy as the S8 and S8+, perhaps to give it distinction over the latter. 

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SamMobile reports that the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 smartphone will be powered by either the Snapdragon 835 chipset or the Exynos 8895 processor. The device is reportedly arriving with 6GB of RAM, a 3,300mAh battery and a $1,100 price tag. It is also said to be available in three colors, namely: black, blue and gold. 

While these leaked renders seem pretty legit, there is no way to verify their authenticity as of this time. Samsung is still tight-lipped about the successor to its defunct Galaxy Note 7. So for now, it’s best that everyone should take these leaked renders with a grain of salt. 

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The latest update about the Galaxy Note 8 comes just a day after industry sources stated that Samsung could be announcing its plan of building a new production facility in the United States later this week. As previously reported, industry sources are claiming that the South Korea giant could announce this venture during President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Washington for a two-day talk with the leaders of the country this Thursday and Friday. 

The new plant is rumored to serve as a factory for home appliances like gas ranges that were formerly being manufactured in Mexico. Samsung is reportedly building the new facility in Newberry, South Carolina, and the company intends to invest $300 million for this production plant.