This is the Galaxy Note 8 – official render from dbrand


Well, here it is folks… our first real look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 courtesy of dbrand. We have seen a few mockups and case renders here and there, but never the device all by itself. Today, thanks to a tweet posted by dbrand, they have notified us that they “brought you something”.

Galaxy Note 8 warning

The render from dbrand has confirmed what we have expected this whole time. The Note 8 will be the first Samsung flagship to offer dual cameras and the device will not have an embedded fingerprint sensor. What these renders also confirm is that the device render that has been floating around is fake as well.

One interesting thing to note about this render is that the “Galaxy Note8”  is missing from the back. I doubt that Samsung would remove their device branding, but it is interesting to see it missing. It is especially interesting since both the S8 and S8+ have device branding on dbrand’s renders.

Galaxy Note 8 full render

The Note 8 will keep the dreaded Bixby button

It also seems that Samsung has not given up on their dedicated Bixby, as this device has it as well. This was a hopeful wish, but obviously Samsung is in it for the long haul, both in good times and bad. At least Bixby voice should be live by the time the Note 8 comes out… hopefully.

We don’t know what sensors Samsung has chosen for the dual camera setup, but it will likely be a pair of 12 megapixel cameras. Samsung is also retaining the heart rate monitor on the back as well as facial recognition sensor on the front. As far as specs, the Note 8 will come with the Snapdragon 835 processor and possibly 6GB of RAM. Battery size is unknown at this point. The device is expected to come with an AMOLED display, similar in size to the Galaxy S8+ – around 6.3 inches.

The Note 8 is rumored to debut on August 23, but we have not received an official invite just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated once we do. What do you think of the latest Note 8 renders; are you a fan? Let us know!



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