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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks in midnight black ahead of August 23 launch

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Update: Twitter based leaker Evan Blass has shared an extra image of the Galaxy Note 8, which you can see below.

It seems to suggest the Galaxy Note 8 will launch in Midnight Black as well as Maple Gold, which was one of the shades for the Galaxy S8.

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Original story: The big Samsung Galaxy Note 8 must be awfully difficult to hide because photos of the new Android phone keep leaking on the internet – almost every day.

Today's Note 8 leak shows Samsung's S Pen-equipped smartphone in black, aka midnight black, thanks to a full front render leaked by Evan Blass.

It confirms the return of Samsung's bezel-less 'Infinity Display' from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, and shows the S Pen in its usual bottom right holster.

In addition to the clearly visible black color, we're also expecting Note 8 colors of Orchid Grey and Deep Blue, according to previous leaks.

Note 8 specs can still surprise

(Photo Credit: Evan Blass)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 won't just be a Galaxy S8 Plus with a slightly bigger screen. In addition to the rumored stunning 6.4-inch display, it's said to have a dual-lens camera on back with 3x optical zoom, one better than iPhone 7 Plus.

Other renders have shown that the Note 8 fingerprint sensor won't be directly adjacent to the camera, a problem we noted in our S8 and S8 Plus reviews when trying to unlock the phones. This is the next best thing to Samsung figuring out how to make the fingerprint sensor work underneath the glass screen.

We won't be able to test the the Galaxy Note 8 until August 23 at Samsung's Unpacked launch event, where the company promises to 'Do big things.' But we're sure the nearly daily leaks will continue until that time.


Matt Swider is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Shortcut.com. Formerly TechRadar's US Editor-in-Chief, he began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the age of 14. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 1m+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University.