Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Galaxy Note 8 cases already available for pre-order, reveal design clues

It’s not uncommon for us to see cases and accessories for a new handset appear before the device itself has been unveiled. Online retailer Mobile Fun listed and started taking pre-orders for official Galaxy Note 7 accessories in July last year. Today, the retailer has made the official Galaxy Note 8 cases from Olixar available for pre-order.

It is widely believed that accessory manufacturers are often the first to get information about an upcoming handset’s design so that they can get their products ready in time for launch. Their product images are accompanied by somewhat accurate renders of the unreleased device which provide us with a good look at a device that’s not even official.

The Galaxy Note 8 renders included in Olixar’s product images suggest that the handset is going to have an Infinity Display that’s going to be slightly larger than the one found on the Galaxy S8. A big cutout at the back reveals the dual-camera system and the fingerprint sensor.

If this is accurate then it appears that the Galaxy Note 8 won’t come with an optical fingerprint sensor as well. It also merits mentioning here that the fingerprint sensor appears to have been distanced a bit from the camera by the heart rate sensor. This should address complaints of accidentally smudging the camera lens that’s inevitable on the Galaxy S8.

The colors of these cases suggest that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available in Black, Silver, Gold and Blue colors. The cases and additional accessories like the wireless charging case and 2-Piece Pop Cover are all available for pre-order from Mobile Fun.