Samsung has announced it will hold an event next month where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, billed as the company's biggest and most expensive device to date. Samsung has confirmed that it will hold an event on August 23 during which it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 8. Find out what it means to do bigger things on 08.23.2017. pic.twitter.com/xsbqdP0QBM— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) 20 July 2017 It comes after the company accidentally posted a picture of what could be the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone last week, revealing it to have an edge-to-edge "infinity" display. The device will reportedly have a radical redesign and be the largest phone Samsung has released. Reports about the Note 8, which could cost an eye-watering €1,000 (£900), suggest it will have a 6.3-inch display and will come with a stylus. A possible leaked image of the Galaxy Note 8 Credit: Samsung The Korean electronics giant will be hoping to regain consumer confidence in the Note brand following the botched release of the Galaxy Note 7 handset last year. Samsung was forced to globally recall the £750 device after dozens of reports of batteries overheating and in some cases catching fire. Before the technical problems the Note 7 was widely hailed as one of the best smartphones of 2016. Earlier this year the company released the Galaxy S8, which was praised for its sleek design and infinity screen. To avoid a repetition of the problem the Note 8 will come with a more conservative battery, according to Venture Beat. Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S8 01:33 The Note 8 is rumoured to be Samsung's first handset with a dual-lens camera and will be 50 per cent more powerful than the Galaxy S8. It is expected to come in four colours, blue, gold, black and silver, and be available in a larger 128GB version. The fingerprint sensor will probably be on the back of the device, while the stylus will pop out from its top. It could also come with Samsung's smart assistant Bixby and be water resistant. Samsung is reportedly working on a pair of wireless headphones powered by Bixby, which could ship with the phone. The Galaxy Note 8's anticipated launch comes weeks before Apple is due to unveil its 10th anniversary iPhone 8. The iPhone 8, rumoured to cost more than £800, could have an edge-to-edge display and come with wireless charging. Apple is said to have embedded the finger print sensor within the device's OLED screen. What will the iPhone 8 look like?
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