We already know that Samsung is going to release its Galaxy Note 8 handset in black and gold color options. However, those will not be the only choices. Infamous inside man Evan Blass (you might know him better as @evleaks on Twitter) posted another official looking press render of the Galaxy Note 8, this time dressed in what he describes as a "Deep Sea Blue" color scheme.
Sadly the single front-facing shot does not show a whole lot of the Deep Sea Blue color scheme, though what little is visible indicates it will be a snazzy looking color option. Since the display is so large and wraps around the side, there is only a glimpse of the Deep Sea Blue color around the edge of the handset. Samsung's S-Pen gives a better idea of the color, as the stylus is shown in the same color leaned up against the Galaxy Note 8.
Galaxy S8/S8+ that is available at Best Buy. That is a lighter shade than what the Deep Sea Blue Galaxy Note 8 appears to be, though to what degree is difficult to tell without a view of the handset's backside. Hopefully more leaks of the new color option are in the works.
It is not clear if the Deep Sea Blue option will be available at launch, as well as whether it will be widely available or exclusive to Best Buy like the Coral Blue Galaxy S8/S8+. Fortunately we will not have to wait much longer to find out—Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 during its Unpacked event in New York on Wednesday, August 23. It has also been tipped that Samsung will roll out a new GearVR headset that is backwards compatible and a new Gear Fit2 Pro fitness wearable.
Of course, the Galaxy Note 8 is the big reveal. This one has been a long time coming, as fans of the phablet had to sit out a generation after Samsung issued a worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7, which had a tendency to overheat and catch on fire. There were multiple reports of both property and personal damage. After investigating the matter, Samsung determined that faulty batteries were to blame and has since revamped its battery certification process.
The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to have a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display powered by Samsung's own Exynos 8895 system-on-chip (SoC) overseas, or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip here in the US. Both SoCs are built on a 10nm FinFET manufacturing process and it is expected that performance will be comparable between the two versions.
We also expect the Galaxy Note 8 to arrive with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For snapping photos, early reports suggest it will feature dual 12-megapixel camera sensors on the back, including a primary wide-angle sensor with an f1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, and a telephoto lens with an f2.4 aperture with 2x optical zoom. On the front will be an 8-megapixel sensor for snapping selfies.