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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reportedly code-named Baikal

16 February, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • Samsung Bixby Trademark application uncovers new logo

While the page was taken down soon after, eagle-eyed observers noted that the page referred to a Galaxy S8 Plus, and not just a Galaxy S8. If the latest report on the upcoming handset is to be believed, Samsung may have derived the device's codename or working title from the deepest lake in the world.

The model number of the FCC approved device is SM-T820 which, as you know, has often been speculated as the Galaxy Tab S3 (with the SM-T825 being the 4G LTE variant).

After its Note 7 recall, Samsung said the ordeal cost it about $5bn in losses and lost sales. Thanks to Bixby, Samsung's next flagship would be able to "answer voiced questions from users", and may come with a dedicated hardware button. That's not exactly a huge surprise, as Samsung has already showcased that design with the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy Note 7.

Previous S8 rumours have included the repositioning of its finger print sensor and Samsung logo, an increased screen size and reduced bezels.

On Monday, SamMobile spotted a leaked infographic of the rumored Galaxy Note 8 on Twitter. However, no information indicating Note 8's launch date has been revealed by the company as of now. The front of the Galaxy S8 could be almost entirely covered by a screen.

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The Galaxy S8 Plus, which is expected to replace Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge, for all intents and purposes will reportedly be a 6.2-inch phablet.

For photography, the Galaxy S8 is likely to feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, along with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies.

The Galaxy Tab S3 is expected to debut at Samsung's press event on February 26.

Samsung Galaxy S8 series is expected to come with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which uses the company's own 10nm FinFET technology that offers higher performance coupled with "40% lower power consumption", according to Qualcomm.

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