Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to come in 64GB and 128GB variants

An image of the Galaxy Note 7 that caused problems for Samsung and its customers last year. (Samsung Mobile)

With months away from its projected release, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and its rumored specs continue to swirl online. This time, specs pertaining to its storage capabilities were leaked by a Korean source.

According to a report from OSEN, the upcoming phablet will likely come in two variants. Those who are interested will get to choose between 64GB and 128GB storage options. Moreover, users who love to take photos and videos may also expand storage for up to as much as 256GB.

The company official who shared how much the device will cost. “I know that it is about $ 1,000 to $ 1100 once it is different from the country of origin,” the source shared. If the new leaked price holds, it will be much steeper than the earlier rumored price tag that is under $1,000.

The source also gave his thoughts as to why the Note 8’s price may end up higher than earlier expected. “I am told that the price of parts has been a factor of rising price, and that some prices have been set high, so I think we should see more about how it will eventually be,” explained the insider.

Earlier this month, ITHome reported that the Note 8 may be powered by the Snapdragon 836 chipset. The chipset is an improved version of the Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is currently marketed by Qualcomm. Some of its key features include a 740MHz GPU and a 2.5GHz octa-core processor.

Another feature that will be bannered by the Note 8 is the Infinity Display. This is similar to the what the Galaxy S8 smartphone has. Dutch website Galaxy Club reported that apart from the cutting-edge display, it will also have the same aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8. In addition, the phablet will also run on 7.1.1 Nougat OS and will likely ditch the physical Home button too.

Observers, on the other hand, speculate about where the S Pen Stylus will be positioned, considering the new Infinity Display.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to launch sometime in August of 2017.