Driven by Galaxy S8, Samsung retakes top spot in US

Todd Singleton
August 6, 2017

The long-awaited Galaxy Note 8 will be available to buy from 15th September, reports suggest, three weeks after it reveals the device at a special event in NY.

Now only this was remaining - after a series of unofficial leaks, Geekbench listing and even a leak on official company website now Samsung Galaxy S8 Active has appeared on the site of AT&T as well. Which device would outsell the other? Apple is expected to delay the launch of its iPhone 8 as well, thereby giving both, Samsung and LG enough time to gather as many consumers as they possibly can.

Samsung's strong sales during the period were driven by its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S8, according to the report. Once this report came out, it caused people to wonder if Samsung would release theirs on the same day. In an earlier post, BGR reported that the Note 8 will have a boxier design with Infinity Display and a dual camera on the rear side with the fingerprint sensor.

Samsung has already teased the Galaxy Note 8 under vague, mysterious shots of the phone's silhouette, very much like the teasers for the Galaxy S8.

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South Korean giant, Samsung has officially confirmed the launch date of its upcoming high end smartphone or we can say Phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on the coming August 23rd. "It will face tougher competition in the latter half with Apple's iPhone 8 and LG's V30", said Kim Jong-ki, a researcher specializing in the mobile industry at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade.

That's everything known about the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung as of today. It features two main cameras with 12-megapixel sensors. The smartphone will also include an S Pen stylus that could be overhauled with enhanced pressure sensitivity. The device is further expected to offer 6GB of RAM alongside 64GB of internal storage and wireless charging capabilities as well.

As for the battery, which was the main culprit for the woes of its predecessor, the Note 8 features a fast-charging 3300mAh battery.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by Snapdragon 835 in the United States market and Exynos 8895 in global markets.

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