Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was at some point deemed as a dream that will never come to be, but as things have started turning out in the recent past, it seems the phone is still happening. A new report emerging out of South Korea claims that the phone will still be released in the second half of this year. This will be following the usual tradition of launching the Note series in the same period, just like last year’s Galaxy Note 7, which barely made it past two months in the market.
Samsung is adamant that it will not be letting go off a phablet market that it pioneered with the Galaxy Note series, even though the Note 7 has left quite some bad memories in the minds of Sammy lovers and the smartphone world in general.
“The Galaxy Note 7 was very popular before user reports began circulating about devices that exploded or caught on fire while charging. As the phablet market, which was developed by Samsung Electronics, has been growing, the company will release the Note series this year again,” said an unnamed Samsung official. Considering we don’t know who exactly said this, or anything of the sort, this piece of info is not the most reliable, but it’s at least something.
The phone is also expected to be packing a UHD or 4K resolution display which would, at least in theory, provide users with an enhanced virtual reality experience. An AI-based digital Assistant known as Bixby is also said to be included and if rumours are to be believed, Bixby is going to make its first appearance with the Samsung Galaxy S8.
But rumours are rumours, and some rumours have also claimed that Samsung plans to introduce the Galaxy S8 Plus which could, in a way, replace the Galaxy Note 8, as it’s rumoured to sport the S Pen and everything, but as already mentioned, these are just rumours.
Source: Business Korea