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Nokia 8 (Estimated Philippine Price And Estimated Release Date : Dual Camera With Carl Zeiss Optics)


Another step forward to completing Nokia-Brand’s 2017 comeback run, HMD Global is expected to soon launch it’s 2017 HIGH-END Android Camera Phone model, the Nokia 8.

The estimated release is expecting this 4th Quarter of 2017 – including the Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8Nokia 8 is the first smartphone from HMD Global to feature a Dual Camera Module with Carl Zeiss optics.

Hardcore Nokia fans would remember Nokia’s legendary partnership with German imaging company Carl Zeiss, which produced some of the best camera phones in mobile history.

It remains to be seen, however, if new Carl-Zeiss-powered Nokia-branded smartphones made by HMD Global will have imaging prowess that can surpass Nokia cameraphones of old.
Aside from the phone’s imaging capabilities, Nokia 8 is expected to also have high-end technical specifications that should delight power users, including heavy mobile gamers.

Expected specs of Nokia 8:

  • 5.2-inch Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels IPS display
  • 2.5 Curved Gorilla Glass 5 touchscreen
  • 12 MegaPixel front-facing selfie-camera 
  • Android 7.1 Nougat 
  • 64-Bit Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU 
  • 4GB or 6GB of RAM 
  • 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage
  • Dual Sim, 4G LTE

Nokia 8 is expected to be officially announced by HMD Global on July 31, 2017. According to reliable sources, the base model of this camera phone should fetch for around 589 Euros or Php 34,850 with current conversion.


The Meizu Pro 7


Meet Meizu Pro 7, a Smartphone with a Secondary e-ink Display at the back!

It’s official! The Meizu Pro 7 smartphone with a secondary display on the back is finally scheduled to unveiled on July 26 of 2017 at the launch event held in Zhuhai Opera House, China. The company confirmed the news by sharing a picture of the official press invites for the media on Chinese Micro-Blogging site Weibo. The highlight feature of the device is its secondary e-ink display present at the back along with the dual rear camera.

According to a report from Phone Radar the device contains a 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 1080 pixels and will be powered by an MediaTek Helio X30 processor which consists 10-core design over three clusters: dual-core ARM Cortex-A73 up to 2.5GHz, quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2.2GHz and quad-core ARM Cortex-A35 up to 1.9GHz.

The Meizu Pro 7 contains also a dual rear camera setup placed horizontally at the top left corner with Dual LED flash and consists a combination of 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor and a 12-megapixel IMX268 sensor. On the front, there is 16-megapixel front facing camera for the selfie addicts.

As per previous leaks, the company is also expected to launch another variant of the device dubbed as Meizu Pro 7 Plus which will feature a bigger display, better battery backup and some higher end features.

Coming to the pricing,  the Meizu Pro 7 is expected to priced at CNY 2,799 (Php 20,985.00 for the Philippines) for the basic version and and CNY 3,299 (Php 24,734.00 for the Philippines) for the higher end version which will be packed with better storage capacity. The Meizu Pro 7 Plus is expected to priced between CNY 3,299 (Php 24,734.00 for the Philippines) to CNY 3,799 (Php 28,483.00 for the Philippines).

OnePlus 3 or 3T Problems and fixes


Problem: Device randomly restarts

Official solution from OnePlus:

  • OxygenOS 3.2.4 included a fix for this issue, but if the problem persists, or comes back afterwards, your best fix is to update to OxygenOS version 4.0.2, which further improves system stability, or to the latest version of OxygenOS, which is version 4.0.3 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

Potential solutions:

  1. Drain your OnePlus 3 or 3T battery until it won’t turn on. Leave it for up to 10 – 15 minutes, then plug it into its original charger until the battery is fully charged.
  2. You can try a factory reset and start over from scratch. Do this by going to Settings > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything. (Once you do this there’s no turning back.)
  3. Your final option is to reach out to OnePlus Support to get your phone repaired or replaced.

Issue: Unable to update your OS

OnePlus 3 or 3T Users on the OnePlus forums have been unable to update their devices using the usual method of downloading the update over Wi-Fi. Attempts to get the new software over Wi-Fi seem to result in failure, or the phone just boots into recovery mode.

Potential solutions:

  1. This may sound silly, but turn your device completely off, then turn it back on and retry the update. Don’t reboot. Shut your phone down then turn it on again.
  2. You can install OxygenOS updates manually by downloading it to your PC and connecting your device to your computer using a USB cable. OnePlus has clear, step-by-step instructions on how to update your device using this method, which you can find on the OnePlus downloads page.

Problem: Device overheating or becomes hot while charging

Potential solutions:

  1. Restart your phone and continue using it normally to see if it gets hot again.
  2. An app constantly running in the background may be causing the problem. Be sure to close any apps that aren’t needed, or ones you’re not currently using. Do this everytime you turn your screen off.
  3. If the problem started after installing new apps, the new apps may be the cause of the issue. Delete them one by one to see if your phone’s temperature changes during regular use.
  4. If your unit gets hot while charging, the easiest thing to do is to stop using it while it charges. This makes sense, we usually do this from time to time.
  5. The OnePlus 3 has a feature known as Dash Charge, which is meant to charge your device quickly but keep the phone cool. However, the feature only works with the Dash Charger Adapter, which costs $20 on the OnePlus website. If you think the charger your device came with is the culprit, consider replacing it, or get the Dash Charge Adapter.
  6. The fingerprint sensor has also been said to be the culprit, especially when your smartphone is placed within a pocket. The sensor continues to search for a fingerprint while in the pocket, assuming the screen is facing your leg. A quick solution is to turn the phone around before popping it in your pocket. Buy a flip case, it can also eliminate the problem.
  7. If you don’t use the fingerprint feature, just turn it off. 🙂

Annoyance: Device doesn’t auto-rotate

Potential solutions:

  1. Turn your phone off and on again to see if the problem fixes itself. Don’t just reboot.
  2. There are some apps on the Google Play Store like GPS Status & Toolbox that will allow you to see if all of a devices sensors are working, and re-calibrate them if necessary. Similarly, there are apps like Rotation Control that let users control and adjust the screen orientation, as well as prevent other apps from changing it.
  3. If the problem continues, reach out to OnePlus Support to get a replacement smartphone.

Issue: Can’t connect to Wi-Fi

Potential solutions:

  1. The easiest thing to try is turning your phone off and on again and seeing if the connection works or improves. You should also try restarting your router, if restarting your phone didn’t change anything.
  2. Go to your Wi-Fi settings and remove or forget the network you’re currently connected to, or trying to connect to. Then, enter the required details again to retry the connection.
  3. OnePlus Support has two additional suggestions, following the release of OxygenOS 4.0.3:
    • If you experience frequent Wi-Fi disconnections, please go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Configure Wi-Fi. Scroll to bottom of the page and check the IP address format (IPv4 = Single line, IPv6 = Multiple lines). If the IP address is IPv6 based, then turn off the IPv6 Support toggle and see if the disconnections stop.
    • If you experience frequent Wi-Fi disconnections while switching between Wi-Fi and data, please try turning off the Smart Wi-Fi Switcher in Settings > Wi-Fi > Configure Wi-Fi and see if the disconnections stop.
  4. If your device is constantly trying and failing to find a network connection, go to Settings > Mobile Networks > Network Operators and manually choose a network. This may also reduce your phone’s battery consumption.
  5. Head into your settings and disable Power Saving Mode, which affects your Wi-Fi performance.
  6. Go to Settings > About Phone and locate the device’s MAC address and make sure your router allows it.
  7. You can also try performing a factory reset if nothing else has worked for you — some have managed to alleviate their Wi-Fi issues after doing this. Back up your data first, then go to Settings > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.

Problem: Camera app doesn’t work or basic functions are unresponsive

Official solution:

  1. Previous updates to OxygenOS, such as update 3.2.1 for OnePlus 3, and update 3.5.3 for the OnePlus 3T added improvements to various aspects of the camera app. The most recent update for both smartphones, 4.0.3, contains even more improvements. Specifically, “increased stability of the Camera app,” and “optimized exposure when taking night time photos.” Consider updating to version 4.0.3 if your camera isn’t performing to the best of its ability.


  1. There are tons of alternative camera apps you can download and use on your OnePlus 3/3T, such as Open CameraCamera MX and Snap Camera.

Potential solutions:

  1. Wiping the cache partition. You can do this by turning the phone completely off, then turn it back on while pressing and holding the volume down button until the phone vibrates. Your phone will start in Simple Recovery mode, and you’ll need to use the volume buttons to navigate to the Wipe Cache Partition option and the power button to select it. Once the process is done, you’ll be told the cache wipe is complete then reboot.
  2. Perform a factory reset, then test the camera again.
  3. Reach out to OnePlus support, as it may be a hardware issue you’re ill-equipped to deal with.

Problem: Screen timeout doesn’t turn off display

Potential solutions:

  1. Restart your device. (Reboot)
  2. Go to Settings > Display > Screen timeout and change how much time should pass before the screen is turned off.
  3. Clear the cache after updating – Turning the phone off, then turn it back on while pressing and holding the volume down button until the phone vibrates. Your phone will start in Simple Recovery mode, and you’ll need to use the volume buttons to navigate to the Wipe Cache Partition option and the power button to select it. Once the process is done, you’ll be told the cache wipe is complete.
  4. Try a factory reset.


Some Samsung S8 & S8 Plus Problems with possible solutions.


Months ago, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ of Samsung were released. The company is banking on its new flagship to help it turn its fortunes around, but like a lot of new smart devices S8 and S8 Plus has some issues.


  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting not working

There seem to be various issues surrounding the Edge Lighting not working.  In theory, Edge Lightning should light up the edge of the screen when a message or call is received. You should also be able to color code up to five contacts. Many users have reported that the edge lightning doesn’t work with any app or call, and that it’s not possible to assign colors to contacts. While many seem to think that this might have been a single carrier issue, users across the carrier spectrum have corroborated similar issues.  It seems like there could also be an issue that edge lightning only works with the Samsung Messaging app and not the one that your carrier provides – though this is still unconfirmed.

The first solution would be to go to Settings App > Display > Edge screen, then tap and hold down on “Edge Lighting” (set it to “Always on”) and then press on “Manage notifications.” The notifications are turned off by default, you will turn it on manually.

Another issue that users have reported is that Edge Lighting works when the display is turned on, but refuses to work when it’s turned off.

A possible solution we know here is to simply switch off the “keep screen turned off” in the display settings. To do this go into the Settings App > Display and then scroll down to “Keep screen turned off” and toggle it off.

This doesn’t seem to fix the issue for everyone and, according to the Samsung forum, the company is currently looking into this issue. (Let’s just wait for their permanent solutions.)

A useful reminder is that for the Edge Lighting feature to work, your phone needs to be laying face down on the surface.


  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi disconnecting and reconnecting

The Wifi issue has been acknowledged by Samsung / various carries, and a patch is in progress. If you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, you will receive the patch directly from Samsung. Otherwise you’ll have to wait for your carrier to push out the patch for the Wifi problem.


  • Samsung Galaxy S8 bluetooth connection issues

Samsung has acknowledged the bluetooth issues with the S8 and S8+ and had rolled out a patch in the United Arab Emirates first (most likely as a test) and is now planning on rolling out the bluetooth fix globally. If you have an unlocked device, you will receive the OTA directly from samsung, while branded devices will get the fix through their carriers. (Just wait for the patch.)


  • Samsung Galaxy S8 face detection not working

Both Galaxy S8 and S8+ users have reported that after receiving an update in late April, the face detection has stopped working. Regardless how often a face is registered, the face detection refuses to work. The usual recommendations were made – clearing cache, rebooting, and making sure that all apps are up to date, though none of them had fixed the issue.

Samsung hasn’t made any statements regarding the broken face detection, but it clearly seems to be a software issue.


  • Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner working

    A temporary fix to this seems to be performing a simple reboot, though it’s been reported that the issue of the fingerprint scanner not working comes up again. Users in the Samsung forum have stated that they spoke to Samsung support who said this was a software, rather than a hardware issue which should be fixed in an upcoming update.

  • Samsung Pay freezing phone

Samsung Pay apparently has a bug which causes it to freeze up your phone. This issue seems to mostly occur when you try to “swipe to unlock” the display, and Samsung Pay then attempts to show your “preferred card.” This then causes the phone to freeze up between both actions. Either your are then forced to wait until the phone figures out what it wants to do, or soft reset it.

Uninstalling and reinstalling Samsung Pay doesn’t fix this issue. The root of the problem seems to be that Samsung Pay incorrectly registers the swipe to unlock gesture, which then causes the mix up. Several users in the Samsung forum reported that removing/not having the favorite card selected seems to fix the issues, though it limited the usefulness of the Samsung Pay app.


  • Samsung Galaxy S8 infinity wallpaper not working

Go into Settings Apps> Lock screen and security and then tap on the “Always on” display. You’ll need to select the clock format that you want, which then brings you into a new menu where you can change the clock style, color and background. Tap on “Background” and make sure to select “None.” This should enable the infinity wallpaper to work on all your display settings.

  • Text message sound notification not working on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Are you not receiving sound notifications when you get a text message? The easiest solution is as follows:

Go to Settings Apps > Apps > Messages > Notifications and then make sure that this is set to “Allowed.” None of the other notification settings work if this isn’t set properly. If this does not fix the issue, make sure to backup your data and perform a hard reset.


OnePlus 5 WiFi Problems and Solutions.


If you own the new smartphone from OnePlus (OnePlus 5), you could be having OnePlus 5 problems with Wi-Fi. Some examples of Wi-Fi issues on OnePlus 5 include weak/slow connections, forgetting a Wi-Fi connection and a connection that switches to data.

A common problem is slow WiFi speed on OnePlus 5 when using apps Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and other apps.

The following are some suggestions on how you can fix OnePlus 5 WiFi problems.


How to fix Wi-Fi problems on OnePlus 5:

  1. Power off your OnePlus 5
  2. Press the Home, Volume and Power buttons
  3. Once the phone vibrates, wait for it to get into Recovery Mode
  4. Select on “Wipe cache partition”
  5. When the task is complete and select on “reboot system now” to restart your OnePlus 5


How to forget a saved Wi-Fi network:

It is also a good idea to forget a saved network and then reconnect to that WiFi connection. This can fix things if you’ve typed in the incorrect password or if you want a fresh connection. Follow the steps below to learn how to forget saved WiFi on OnePlus 5:

  1. Power on your OnePlus 5.
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Go to Network connections section and select on Wi-Fi.
  4. Turn your Wi-Fi ON.
  5. Pick the Wi-Fi network that you want to forget and tap on Forget.
  6. Browse and select on the Wi-Fi network that you want to reconnect with.

OnePlus 5 switches from WiFi to Data randomly

Some users have reported that the OnePlus 5 switches to data from WiFi without any notice. There could be a few different reasons why this happens.

The first reason that this could happen is because the mobile data connection setting is turned ON that switch from Wi-Fi to Data when you have a WEAK Wi-Fi connection. This setting is called “Smart network switch” and it’s possible to modify this setting to help with the OnePlus 5 WiFi problem. (But I recommend this one to be turned ON always.


How to disable the “Smart network switch” on the OnePlus 5:

  1. Turn off your OnePlus 5.
  2. Turn on mobile data connection.
  3. Once you’ve got the mobile data connection turned ON, Tap on Menu -> Settings -> Wireless.
  4. Uncheck the “Smart network switch” option.
  5. Once you do this, the One Plus 5 will stop automatically changing between Wi-Fi and mobile data.

Enjoy your monster unit! 🙂

13 Things you should do with your Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus!


Samsung has absolutely flattened the competition with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus – they are, hands down, two of the best-looking and most lust-worthy smartphones ever.

They both run Android 7.0 Nougat, with the latest edition of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it. This is the most minimal version of Touchwiz we will use, but it can still be a little confusing to those first time users or first time Samsung owners and long-time Galaxy fans alike.

TouchWiz has so many features, hidden options and multiple ways of getting things done, so knowing how to dig down and uncover this hidden features is crucial for getting the best out of your new handset. So we will teach you now.


Just head to the Settings app > Display > Navigation Bar. Press the button layout and you can now reverse the layout to something a little more familiar.


Options are in Display > Home Screen. Press on App Button and choose the one that best suits you.

Apple owners might not want an app drawer at all, no problem:  go to Display > Home Screen and tap Home Screen Layout. Now you can choose the drawer altogether for multiple home screens filled with apps, in the order you choose.

3. Search for anything on your phone.

There is a search bar built into the app drawer can help you out, though. Just swipe down anywhere onscreen, or tap the app drawer icon if you’ve got it enabled, then tap on “Search phone” at the top of the screen. This will search through any installed apps, as well as calendar appointments, SMS messages, and Settings pages, which should help you get to where you want to be that little bit quicker than doing everything manually.

4. Secure your phone with fingerprints, iris scanning or facial recognition.

Add a password by going to Settings > Lockscreen and Security, and registering your face, fingerprint and iris. Each one has its own sub-menu on this screen. You’ll also need to set a PIN, password or pattern before you can use biometrics, and you can only use one of either facial or iris scanning at once.

5. Sleep better by turning on the Blue light filter.

You can turn this on manually, either by going to Display > Blue Light Filter in the Settings or by pulling down the notification tray and turning it on the Blue light filter there. This strips out the blue light, leaving your screen looking warmer, but without stressing your brain while you’re using the phone at night.

Even better, you can set it to a schedule. You can set one up manually, or leave it on automatically between sunset and sunrise. Both options are in the Blue Light Filter screen in the Display page of the Settings screen.


Only a few are turned on by default and the handle that you have to swipe to open up the edge panels might not be in the best place for your fingers. To change it, go to Settings > Display > Edge Screen and tap on Edge Panels.

From here, you can toggle on different panels, or tap the three dots in the top right and select Handle Settings to move the location of the trigger, make it bigger, or turn it transparent so it doesn’t get in the way of your apps.


Head to Settings App > Lock Screen & Security and tick Always On Display.  If you don’t like a clock, you could swap it for a calendar or a picture of what you like.

You can also set Always On Display to run on a schedule here, so it’s not keeping you up at night.


You can press the power and volume down keys at the same time, or you can enable swipe gestures by heading to Settings > Advanced features and turn on Palm swipe to capture.


If you want to get full use out of all those pixels you’ve just paid for, you can head to Settings app > Display > Screen Resolution and force it to run at WQHD+. If you want to go the other way, you can drop things down to HD+ and save even more of that precious smartphone battery.


There are plenty to choose from, with both free and paid entries available to download, and many will also include new icons.

Go to Settings Apps > Wallpapers and themes, and give a few a try. They can completely transform the look and feel of your phone.

11. Get the best audio with Adapt Sound

Go to Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Sound quality and effects, and scroll down to Adapt Sound. This will then walk you through a sound test, where you listen out for beeps at different pitches. Just tap yes or no if you can hear them or not, and make sure you’re somewhere quiet while you’re doing it.

At the end, you’ll have a custom EQ setting tweaked especially for you. (This is great! :))


Go to Settings Apss > Advanced > One-Handed Mode to turn it on. You can toggle it with either a diagonal swipe from the bottom corner, or by triple-tapping the home button. It’ll shrink the screen and make things much easier to reach. This is good when you are using two mobiles at the same time. 🙂


For example you are watching a YouTube clip. Tap the Recents onscreen navigation key, and then tap the square icon that appears next to the X. This’ll let you drag a box around a portion of the screen, so that your video continues to play while you’re using Twitter or Instagram below it.

Traditional split-screen is here, too. You can activate it from the Recents menu too, or you can turn on a shortcut by going to Settings Apps > Advanced features > Multi Window. Toggle on “Use Recents Button” and you’ll be able to turn any app into split screen just by pressing and holding the Recents key.






Unlocking Bootloader of OnePlus 5


WARNING: This is only for those who have WINDOWS PC with ADB and Fastboot Installed.

Check this ink guidance:

Link: https://fixbudd.com/2017/06/29/adb-fastboot-installation-oneplus-5-using-windows/


You must turn off your phone. Boot it into fastboot mode by pressing and holding volume up button + power button or select reboot to bootloader if advanced reboot is activated via developer options. The phone will display the word “fastboot” saying that it has successfully entered in fastboot mode.

Plug the phone into your PC, then open a command prompt window on the desktop (Shift + Right Click -> Open Command Window here) and type this:

fastboot devices

This command will give you the list of connected devices. If your phones serial number shows up then you are good to go and you may now continue. If the phone is NOT listed, it indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly. In order for you to continue you must fix your drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.

If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlocking the bootloader with this following command:

“Remember this Step will WIPE EVERYTHING off the phone so Backup all your Data, we mean EVERYTHING or in other words, WIPE ALL!”

fastboot oem unlock

You would be greeted with a Unlock Bootloader Warning page, press the Vol button to select Yes and turn it Blue and Hit the Power Button to Execute the selection.

Your device will reboot, show you a Secure boot warning, reboot into stock recovery and wipe all data. Once done, your phone will reboot into the OS.



(c) Funk Wizard

ADB and Fastboot Installation for OnePlus 5 (using Windows)

ADB and Fastboot Installation

1. Download the ADB For Windows from here.

2. Run as Administrator the .exe file downloaded from above.


3. Press the letter ‘Y’ every time the installer asks for.
4. Continue Driver Installation.

Now, ADB and Fastboot have been installed on your PC and should be working as we expected.


Things that you must remember

For Show File Extensions

Open a command prompt window and run “Control folders”. Go to the View tab and uncheck the “Hide extensions for known file types” option. This will help avoid confusion when renaming files. Got it? 🙂

For the Battery 
Ensure that your phone has at least 80% battery remaining, and that your PC is plugged in and wont shut down during the process. The procedure must not take very long, but its best to have enough charge just in case something will go wrong.


Unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe all data from the device. This includes apps, settings and even the contents of the internal sdcard (It is like a full wipe in the recovery but it includes your Internal sdcard). Copy all important files off the phone into your PC or upload them to your cloud drive.

USB Debugging 

On your phone then go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go press the back button to go back to Settings then go to Developer options > Enable USB debugging. Viola!

Enable OEM Unlocking 

On your phone then go to Settings > Developer options. Then enable the ‘OEM Unlocking’ option. Also make sure that from now on, OEM unlocking option is enabled before you reboot as sometimes, it might get disabled itself. Got it?

Enable Advanced Reboot 

On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then enable the ‘Advanced Reboot’ option. 🙂


Good luck! 🙂


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[Custom Recovery] TWRP for Samsung Galaxy S8 (Exynos Variant Only)


TWRP 3.1.0-r1

For Advance users ONLY, don’t dare to try when you don’t know how twrp and ODIN works at all.

Confirmed working on Korean and International variant. 

PS. ENABLE first “OEM UNLOCK” (located in Developers options) BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING.



Download: (Flash via Odin)

We noticed that it could be really difficult to operate when /data partition is encrypted and MTP/ADB is unavailable.
So mwilky of XDA included 2 flashable zips in recovery image itself.
They are all located in /twres/flashables/.

So we must disable encryption/dm-crypt, you just simply flash “no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip”. It will disable dm-crypt and make /data encryption optional. Then you can go to Wipe menu to wipe your /data partition to finally disable encryption.

To root, just simply flash “Magisk-v12.0-arm64.zip”. It will install Magisk on your phone. 🙂

Good luck and God bless! 🙂


By the way this is still on BETA STAGE, try at your own risk.


Samsung will release the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?


The next test for Samsung is to see how much of its “Note” branding is bearable, as it nears the inevitable launch of the next phablet flagship. According to a report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be launch this coming September 2017. Undoubtedly, the device will retain the “Note” branding despite the loss of goodwill and consumer’s confidence after the Note 7 recall. Samsung is not in a hurry to beat the iPhone launch as it did last year by launching the Note 7 in August 2016 too early.

According to rumors the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3″ AMOLED display with the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 as seen on the Galaxy S8 lineup. The screen size will put it very close to Samsung’s existing 6.2″ Galaxy S8+ (one of the beast smartphone right now), so Samsung will give another different features to justify the existence of the product.

The Galaxy Note 8 will continue with the Samsung Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoCs depending on the market. This time though, the Note device will be paired with 6GB of RAM (isn’t better if they will make it 8GB of RAM?).

One of the coolest feature of the Note 8 will be its dual rear camera setup, two 12MP sensors with independent OIS for the lens. Rumors said that he lenses are said to be configured horizontally and will be aligned to the left of the flash and heart rate sensor. The fingerprint sensor will be remained on the back of the device, but this time, it is moved to the right of the flash and heart rate sensor. Maybe it’s weird right? Let’s just wait for the leak pictures for us to be satisfied.

Samsung will also give the Note 8 a 3,300 mAh battery better than the infamous 3,500 mAh battery on the Note 7.

The S-Pen on the Galaxy Note 8 will have more features. The Note 8 will also allow handwritten notes to be pinned to the Always-On display.

The point here is the Galaxy Note 8 price, as it is enroute to becoming Samsung’s most expensive mass-consumer-level smartphone. We will expect the retail price will be €999, which the report mentions would translate down to around $900.  The Note 8 will be available at launch in colors of black, blue and gold.

Any thoughts on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Should they continue on with the “Note” branding, or should they switch it up with a another name (like adding the word PLUS) to help bury the past?

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