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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has returned to the smartphone scene in the form of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition or FE, a refurbished model of the ill-fated phablet. The smartphone duo flaunts an nearly edgeless Infinity Display along with a top-shelf camera and many other features.

While the pictured phone looks like a Galaxy S8 from a glance, closer inspection shows a subtly different design, with those aforementioned slim-line bezels. The "insider" wouldn't reveal where in NY the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will launch or on which exact day, but it's likely it'll be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8's Unpacked launch back in March. The device lacks power button on the visible side, which indicates that it's a render rather than the actual device.

It is not clear if Samsung has leaked the image on goal or it was an accident, but Samsung isn't that careless. It means Samsung is planning to bring its device to the market ahead of Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone 8.

The Exynos will get things done.

If this is indeed the Galaxy Note 8, then the content of the tweet itself might be a tad disappointing. Faster, better and - most importantly - safety checked to the nth degree.

As it can be seen from the images, the device has a Samsung logo with a dual-camera and a LED flash on top of it.

Samsung seems well aware of the need to compete with the other releases for this year. While that was innocuous enough, it was accompanied by a picture promoting the chip. The Coral Blue Galaxy S8 variant should begin offering when they touch base in stores, potentially as right on time as Thursday.

The company had been expected to kill off the Note brand after handsets started catching fire previous year, but has chose to keep it going. Recent reports claim it would be powered by Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 processor.

Teardown reveals no change in the Note Fan Edition chassis apart from the battery and antenna module. That could be one of the reasons why the Galaxy Note 8 is arriving a few weeks earlier than expected.

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