A man shows a Samsung S8 and iPhone 7Plus at a show room in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 7, 2017. Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Vietnamese leaker Tung Ha recently posted what he claims are the official press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The renders show a change to the handset’s 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the first premium Samsung device to port dual cameras, a large new Infinity Display, a headphone jack and a rear fingerprint sensor moved away from the camera lens.

The renders can be viewed on the leakster’s Facebook page. The Note 8 is a massively expected device. It is a big deal since a lot is riding on its shoulders. Samsung is expecting to rejuvenate the Note brand after it suffered a major setback when Note 7 devices went up in flames and were banned all over. The upcoming device is expected to restore faith in the brand. Moreover, the handset will stand up to Apple’s biggest iPhone reinventions. Most of the new leaks have shown consistent ports, features and design.

Leaks provided by Chinese case maker SanFeng are also in sync with Ha’s leaks and also with popular case maker Olixar. SanFeng’s commercial cases for the Note 8 leaked on Weibo, which is a treasure trove for Samsung and Apple leaks. The only difference between Ha and SanFeng’s leaks is the headphone jack aspect. The bottom angle of the phone is not seen in the latter’s leaks. Physical Galaxy Note 8 cases on Weibo illustrated the space for the larger Infinity Display, tweaked fingerprint sensor position, new dual rear camera, new aspect ratio and the port cutout for the headphone jack.

According to Forbes, the stage is set for the mother of all smartphone battles as the Galaxy Note 8 and the Apple iPhone 8 phones launch in August and September, respectively. Google is staying silent on the Pixel 2 handset, and it could well be the dark horse.

Meanwhile, there is a lot of talk on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini front. A Chinese gadget blog posted what it claims to be the specs of the Mini device. It claims that the smartphone will be first released locally in South Korea before being released elsewhere.

BGR reports that the blog mentions a 32GB internal storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, a 12MP Dual Pixel camera and a 4GB RAM. Stay tuned to IB AU for more reports on the Samsung Galaxy devices. (In Case You Missed It: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dual-lens setup could surpass iPhone 7 Plus; Casing leak shows fingerprint scanner at the back)