Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 launch in inching closer. While reports earlier have tipped the smartphone to feature a bigger Infinity display and dual camera setup, new leak now suggests the device will come with Samsung Experience 8.5.
According to a report from Android Headlines, industry sources on Wednesday said that the Galaxy Note 8 will ship with Samsung’s in-house mobile software suite. The company’s proprietary mobile user interface is said to bring a range of improvements compared to Samsung Experience 8.1 that runs on the premium Galaxy S8 family. Notably, the Samsung Experience 8.1 version has a revamped layout including a redesigned settings pane and a Pixel-like swipe-up gesture to access the app drawer. As per the new report, the upcoming new UI is said to be more stable in terms of performance that would allow Android skin on the Galaxy Note 8 to avoid frame rate drops and improve end-user experience. Interestingly, the face and iris recognition algorithms on the Samsung Experience 8.5 are said to be tweaked to make the authentication more efficient. Sources as per the report further claim that the new software might most likely make its way to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus as well but the specific timeframe has not been revealed.
Separately, the South Korean tech giant has also teased its upcoming flagship ahead of its official launch. Samsung in a teaser video indicated that the Galaxy Note 8 will be bigger than the Galaxy S flagship models. The video also emphasizes on the S-Pen hinting that the next Note smartphone might get an all new stylus S-Pen.
The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch QHD Infinity display and powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 processor (depending on region). Reports suggest that the upcoming flagship will pack a smaller 3300mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is scheduled to take place on August 23 in New York.