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Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd

The 'ultimate multitasking device' is on its way.
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Samsung's next large-screened phone is on its way, as invites have just gone out for the company's Unpacked event on August 23rd. A teaser image promises to "Do bigger things," which is about what we'd expect from the followup to last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Rumors indicate that the Galaxy Note 8 we're expecting to see will rock a larger 6.3-inch version of the Galaxy S8's Infinity Display, dual rear cameras and 6GB of RAM.

Galaxy Note 8 invitation

The most notable change, however, may be the expected smaller battery. Similar to what we've seen in the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition rerelease, going with a slightly smaller 3,300mAh unit compared to the 3,500mAh battery pack that shipped in the Note 7 should help avoid problems with overheating and explosions.

Despite last year's problems, sales of Samsung's new phones are strong and this device is highly anticipated. Last year's Note was "the best phone Samsung ever made" (until its safety issues came to light) -- we'll see if the company can deliver on its promise this time around.

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