Those who expected Galaxy Note 8 to be one of the first smartphones delivered with the new Android O will be disappointed as the phone has already appeared in the HTML5Test database with the current Android 7.1.1. In general, mobile phones are tested before launch with the software they have pre-installed at the factory to ensure good performance when they end up in the hands of end-users.
According to the HTML5Test database, the Samsung SM-N950F, the next model in the Galaxy Note range, was tested and obtained 488 points out of 555. It used the default Samsung Internet 5.2 browser, running on the Android 7.1.1 operating system. Unfortunately, the test does not provide any other details about the phone, like GFXBench or GeekBench.
Rumors say the Galaxy Note 8 will integrate a 6.3″ display with only a few millimeters larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus, a dual camera system and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset, a revision of the 835 model now found On S8. In terms of design, no major differences are expected from the present-day flagship, but a support for the new generation S-Pen stylus will be implemented at the bottom.
The launch of Galaxy Note 8 is expected at IFA 2017 at an Unpacked event. For now, samsung has not announced such an event, nor does it officially speak about the new Note device.