A series of case leaks have confirmed that Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 might sport dual cameras, and come with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
Ahead of each major smartphone’s launch, one typical avenue we can turn to in order to preview what we may or may not see in the distant future are leaks emanating from smartphone case makers, who usually operate with far less discretion than smartphone manufacturers themselves.
That’s the source of our latest Galaxy Note 8 news today, in that two new cases courtesy of Olixar have become available from Olixar, highlighting the device’s design.
In a similar ‘will they, won’t they’ debate to the forthcoming iPhone 8, the Note 8 cases reveal that Samsung’s forthcoming handset may well have a larger Infinity Display than it’s Galaxy S8 sibling, but will arrive with the same, controversial rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
The leaks arrive shortly after other sources have claimed that Samsung has once again abandoned its hopes of providing a device with a fingerprint scanner embedded beneath its primary display – meaning that Apple may well be the first to the podium if it can accomplish that feat with its next iPhone.
The cases further give indication that the Note 8 will support a horizontally-aligned dual camera array – giving life to previous rumours that have asserted that the handset will support an array with 3x optical zoom.
The cases further reveal that the Note 8 might be available in Orchid Grey, Deep Blue, Black, Silver, and Gold, and that the device will – similarly to the Galaxy S8 – support wireless charging.
What are your thoughts? Are you disappointed, or are you looking forward to the reveal of the Note 8 later this year? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!