The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 looks likely to be released in the autumn and there’s plenty of reasons for fans of this phablet to be exited.
This new device could be one of the best smartphones Samsung has ever made with rumours suggesting it will feature a giant curved Infinity display and new S Pen which will vibrate as it touches the screen.
Improved battery and more processing power are also expected, making this one of the most powerful phones on the market.
However, to take the crown of “best phone of the year” the Galaxy Note 8 will have to beat its popular sibling – the Galaxy S8.
The S8 has been universally praised and recently received top marks from the team at Consumer Report who say it’s currently say it’s the best phone on the market.
Now a new leak might prove why the Note 8 may blow the S8 out of the water.
This latest schematic from SlashLeaks shows the rear of the Note 8 featuring a dual lens camera.
Many thought the Galaxy S8 would get a double lens but this never materialised on Samsung’s flagship.
Dual cameras offer huge improvements for photography including the ability to zoom and produce DLSR-style depth of field.
If the note 8 does include a dual-lens snapper it will place it one step ahead of the S8.
And there’s another feature the leaked image shows which will offer users an improved experience.
The image shows a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device – something the S8 has faced huge criticism for.
But this time Samsung appears to have placed the scanner underneath the camera lens rather than alongside it.
This would make it far easier to use and should avoid the camera getting covered in mucky fingerprints.
Although this latest leak shows the scanner on the rear of the phone other rumours have suggested this sensor will actually be placed under the display.
A photo, which has been published last week by CNMO, also shows the Note with its dual camera but no scanner on the rear case.
It’s thought that Samsung was close to including this embedded scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 but ran out of time perfecting it.
If Samsung can return the scanner to the same position as its Galaxy S7 phone it could put this device another step ahead of the S8 and help to take on the upcoming iPhone 8.
Apple is thought to be working on a new device that will also feature a giant display that will cover the entire front of the device.
The US technology giant could be planning to embed the scanner under the screen with numerous leaked picture showing a rear case without a scanner.