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13 July 2017

Did Samsung really just tweet the Note 8 by accident?

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Uhh, Samsung? Do you have something you want to show us?

A Twitter account for the South Korean company’s Exynos 8895 mobile processor shared an image touting the chip, which the company uses for the international version of the Galaxy S8. It looks cool, I guess. (You’ll probably never look at a chip in your life, barring a phone teardown, so it doesn’t matter how flashy it is.) 

But the chip isn’t what has everyone talking. It’s the phone in the image that’s causing a stir.

Specifically, everyone is asking: Hey Samsung, exactly what phone is that? It doesn’t appear to be the Galaxy S8, which has a more rounded edge on its super-slim top bezel. 

If it’s not the S8, could this be an internal render of the upcoming Note 8? Just take a look for yourself. 

The extra-tall screen looks to be rocking the rumored Infinity Display, and while we can’t see much else in the image, the possibilities outside of the S8 are pretty much just limited to the next-gen Note. 

Here’s the photo again, just in case the tweet is removed.

Image: screenshot/samsung

Rumors lead us to believe that the Note 8 will launch in August rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor — but that doesn’t mean that Samsung couldn’t use its own Exynos chip in some configurations too, just like it did for the S8.

If this is, in fact, a pre-mature reveal of the device, it wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has found itself in this situation. Early listings confirmed the Galaxy S8+ and the Bixby name earlier this year in similar incidents. 

We reached out to Samsung to double check exactly which of its phones is pictured in the tweet, but we haven’t heard back. We’ll update the story upon receiving a response.

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