This summer, Samsung will face the ultimate test for its reputation. According to multiple sources, the South Korean giant will release the Galaxy Note 8 #mobilemagic
After the Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung was forced to issue an official apology, reclaim handsets and deal with a massive blow to their public image. Fortunately, their Galaxy S8 device was so well-received, many long-time users forgot about the blunder. But this summer, we’ll see if they also forgave. Samsung is going to release another Note device and something tells us they’ll take all the measures needed to make sure this handset is not only safe but spectacular, too.
This is what we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:
- Note 8, as Galaxy S8, will have to pass the eight point battery test before being released. Samsung can’t afford other mistakes right now, so the device is going to be tested in every way imaginable. “I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8,” said Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh .
- It will come with Bixby from the get-go, so it will probably feature the Bixby physical button, as well. Hopefully, we’ll get Bixby Voice on purchase, not as a future update.
- If Samsung sticks with its usual schedule, we’ll see Galaxy Note 8 in August. A delay could be in the cards if the company decides to launch it in parallel with Apple’s iPhone 8. The competition is sizzling already.
- With Note 8, Samsung could join the dual camera trend. After all, in March, the company gave us a precious hint – they were working on the Exynos 8895 processor with a Dual ISP (Image Signal Processing). This means they were “cooking” something with dual cameras.
- Note 8 could boast a 4K screen resolution with a 6.2-inch display (like Galaxy S8 Plus) or bigger. Past experience has shown us Samsung is generous with its screen size when it comes to Note devices.
- If Galaxy S8 went with curved sides, Note 8 could take it a step further and offer a symmetrical, curved-on-front-and-bottom design.