Samsung is once more speeding up the launch of one of its devices. It seems that the Note 8 phablet is going to be unveiled before the IFA event where the South Korean manufacturer used to debut the series. Rumor is Samsung Note 8 will make an appearance in late summer #mobilemagic
Samsung Note 8 is going to come in late August, South Korean news website The Bell wrote this week. According to their sources, Apple’s rival won’t wait until fall to release the sequel to their controversial Note 7. In fact, like the Note 7, the phablet will reach audiences sooner, in just a couple of months.
Although Samsung has done everything in its power to assuage concerns regarding the safety of this handset, we can’t help but see this release as a bit… rash. At some level, the company knows that Apple’s Anniversary iPhone can steal its thunder if it commits to the scheduled September launch event. But an early release means more time for Samsung to dazzle its customers with the Note 8. It’s as simple as that.
Our hope is that, in the process of surpassing Apple, Samsung won’t cut corners. Last year’s Note 7 fiasco proved that a hurried launch doesn’t do any good. After recalling the devices twice, the company was forced to stop production altogether. Its reputation took a big hit, even if Galaxy S8 made many dreams come true.
But, if all goes well this year, this is what we can expect from Samsung Note 8:
- Bixby support from the get go, as well as the Bixby physical button
- Dual cameras
- A 4K screen resolution with a 6.2-inch display (like Galaxy S8 Plus) or bigger
- Symmetrical, curved-on-all-sides chassis