Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature Infinity Display, Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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An exchanged Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 is seen at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)

Fans of the Galaxy Note 7 expect a lot from Samsung, as Galaxy Note 8’s arrival fast approaches. With some of the most recent leaked details, they may very well get a phablet that is more than enough to redeem its failed predecessor.

According to Dutch website Galaxy Club, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature the Infinity Display. The cutting-edge screen was also one of the main highlights of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Furthermore, the report also noted that the upcoming phablet will run on an Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

Apart from the display and OS, the news also confirmed that the device will have the same aspect ratio as the Galaxy S8. The flagship smartphone sports an 18:5:9 aspect ratio, which the Galaxy Note 8 will likely have as well. As for the other similarities, the Note 8 will also do away with the physical home button.

Meanwhile, a report from GSM Arena raised the question if the Korean tech giant will place the fingerprint scanner in the same spot as the S8’s. Enthusiasts can remember that one of the most common complaints regarding Samsung’s flagship smartphone is the fingerprint scanner location. Users can find it at the back of the device, beside the camera, which some users found hard to reach.

Additionally, the report also asked where the S Pen Stylus will be positioned in relation to the new Infinity Display.

Furthermore, the Note 8 will also reportedly sport a better-performing battery. It can be recalled that the battery of the Galaxy Note 7 became the device’s downfall last year. Users from around the world complained that their units’ batteries overheated and exploded in some cases. Samsung recalled the devices, which equated to significant losses to the company.

In turn, Samsung also conducted their own investigation and eventually concluded that the culprit was indeed the device’s battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will roll out later this year. However, rumors say that it could come out earlier than expected.