1. stechracer's Avatar
    I buy and sell from time to time and recently came across a Note8. I checked the IMEI and it is legitimate. But there are some strange markings on it and an app or two that I am not sure are standard issue since I haven't gotten my hands on another Note8 to compare. What are your opinions?
    Attached Thumbnails Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.43.02.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.43.19.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.43.44.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.43.51.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.45.04.jpg  

    Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.45.13.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-24-21.45.31.jpg  
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-25-2017 07:42 AM
  2. sjgoten6's Avatar
    I have never seen that before. That's weird!
    Scford718 likes this.
    09-25-2017 07:43 AM
  3. blaine07's Avatar
    Definitely a test device of some sort. Likely not intended to be resold. Have you put a sim in it and does it work?
    Cary Quinn likes this.
    09-25-2017 07:47 AM
  4. srvctec's Avatar
    A Samsung employee phone? Maybe a prototype of some sort?
    Cary Quinn likes this.
    09-25-2017 07:48 AM
  5. blaine07's Avatar
    Unless that's stuff that comes on the free Samsung Insights phones or whatever they call it where they give people a free phone in exchange for testing it for a year or whatever? Someone here got a S8 from them... @Garz?
    09-25-2017 07:52 AM
  6. Risley88's Avatar
    WOW....Samsung really is a "ship without a captain"
    09-25-2017 10:14 AM
  7. Stride8's Avatar
    Jason Bourne version
    09-25-2017 03:05 PM
  8. mdoades71's Avatar
    Looks like a developer version
    09-25-2017 03:42 PM
  9. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    Congrats dude. That's a keeper right there. Lock that up in a safe place.
    09-25-2017 03:54 PM
  10. Gray Area's Avatar
    Looks like a test model of some sort
    09-25-2017 04:51 PM
  11. Jewels81's Avatar
    Wow
    09-25-2017 05:06 PM
  12. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Looks like a test unit.
    Please type in *#0*# in the dialer and take a screenshot?

    Is just me or do those multiple openings along the bottom and top look like mini sensors?

    How is the the Dual Camera setup? Does everything look normal there?

    Also maybe get AIDA64
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nalwire.aida64

    Take some screenshots in System (blur out you Serial before you post!)
    Camera, Sensors, and Devices.

    You may have a test mule that may have some interesting hardware that never made it to production units.
    09-25-2017 05:52 PM
  13. bobbyleebrown.bb's Avatar
    The *#0*# does not work on my unlocked note8 on verizon!
    09-25-2017 06:10 PM
  14. Jewels81's Avatar
    The *#0*# does not work on my unlocked note8 on verizon!
    Same
    09-25-2017 06:14 PM
  15. bobbyleebrown.bb's Avatar
    So what does verizon use to get to the test screen
    09-25-2017 06:40 PM
  16. leerandall's Avatar
    So what does verizon use to get to the test screen
    It can't be done on a Verizon phone.
    09-25-2017 06:44 PM
  17. stechracer's Avatar
    What's odd is even without a SIM card, it shows the signal icon (no, not wifi).
    Everything else seems normal, but again, nothing to compare to really.
    Here are some more shots...
    Attached Thumbnails Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-25-20.11.41.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-25-20.22.33.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-25-20.23.54.jpg   Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-25-20.24.09.jpg  
    09-25-2017 07:27 PM
  18. bobbyleebrown.bb's Avatar
    It can't be done on a Verizon phone.
    I bought a unlocked N8 from samsung that i use on verizon service.
    09-25-2017 07:33 PM
  19. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    It looks like either an internal device or a device intended for an early adopter for testing. Manufacturers put marks on the phone like that so that they can identify who leaked photos of a device under development.
    WalkingHorse likes this.
    09-25-2017 07:56 PM
  20. stechracer's Avatar
    Also, a message generated by AIDA
    Attached Thumbnails Note 8 - Do I have something different here?-2017-09-25-21.48.11.jpg  
    09-25-2017 08:53 PM
  21. JHBThree's Avatar
    Looks like a test unit.
    Please type in *#0*# in the dialer and take a screenshot?

    Is just me or do those multiple openings along the bottom and top look like mini sensors?

    How is the the Dual Camera setup? Does everything look normal there?

    Also maybe get AIDA64
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nalwire.aida64

    Take some screenshots in System (blur out you Serial before you post!)
    Camera, Sensors, and Devices.

    You may have a test mule that may have some interesting hardware that never made it to production units.
    Morse code most likely. Encoding the ID for the device so they can trace it.
    09-25-2017 09:35 PM
  22. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Also, a message generated by AIDA
    Yeah definitely a test device, I'd take it back ASAP, probably a late prerelease model, odd how they sent you that, the shop just have mixed them up.
    Morse code most likely. Encoding the ID for the device so they can trace it.
    Oh, I had no idea! Makes sense. Probably best OP took it back, who knows what other weird things will happen with it down the line.
    09-26-2017 01:24 AM
  23. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    ...does the device seem to be an unlocked unit?
    09-26-2017 06:16 AM
  24. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It’s a pre-release version designed for testing.

    I would suggest taking it back for a consumer version. How they even sold you that I won’t ever know...
    09-26-2017 07:30 PM

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