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Samsung leak gives us our first look at the Galaxy Note 8

Screengrab via Evan Blass/Twitter

The smartphone giant is set to unveil the Note 8 on Aug. 23.

After a long break following last year’s exploding battery disaster, Samsung loyalists are getting their first look at what is probably the Galaxy Note 8.

Renowned smartphone leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) on Tuesday tweeted an image of what he claims is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.  The leak comes three full weeks before Samsung shows off its upcoming flagship device.

As you can see, the “Midnight Black” Note 8 looks a lot like the Galaxy S8, but with the sharper rectangular shape of previous Galaxy Note devices.

The massive display, rumored at 6.3-inches, retains the S8’s beautiful edge-to-edge look.

Blass released more images of the Galaxy Note 8, which show the back and side of the device. You also get a glimpse of the gold variant and S-Pen. The Note 8 is set to be one of the most beautiful devices on the market, but the renders do raise some concerns. Note how the fingerprint sensor sits right next to the camera—the same lazy placement Samsung got flak for with Galaxy S8.

And I’m not the only one who isn’t sold on the two-tone black/gold and camera orientation on the back.

Let’s hope we see some changes when Samsung unveils the Note 8 on Aug. 23 in New York City.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.