Despite the big debacle of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung will not ditch its all-famous and popular Galaxy Note phablet series anyway. According to a South Korean official from the electronics sector stated that the company will release the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge in April as expected, but also reasoned to introduce the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of 2017.
With that said, that representative from a partner company of Samsung also shed some light on some of the new features that are expected on the Note 8 hardware.
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.
Using the 4K display on the next-generation Galaxy Note but also bringing improved VR capabilities as well. The new Note 8 device will also feature new S Pen Stylus and Bixby – the new AI assistant, which the Samsung Electronics will introduce with the unannounced Galaxy S8.
Samsung will introduce 2K resolution displays in the Galaxy S8, but it will use 4K resolution displays in the Galaxy Note 8 to realize improved virtual reality (VR) functions. I heard that it will connect with new Gear VR wearable.
Apart that the Korean giant is also planning to release the results of the Note 7 fire investigation by the end of January. Now that, there are rumors about the source of the problem which might be related to the hardware design of the gadget, as opposed to earlier speculations that the explosions were caused by flawed batteries. Made Samsung Galaxy Note 7 infamous. The investigation was conducted by U.S.-based safety organization UL. Samsung is highly likely to reveal the probe results along with the independent investigation.
However, if this is the actual thing then we can expect Galaxy Note 8 to hit the market in September. With that said, the Note 8 will add ultra-definition VR feature and improved styleus feature as well as Bixby. Samsung will decide on the release date of the Galaxy Note 8 after considering those of the previous models timeline – the Galaxy Note 7 on August 19, 2016, the Note 5 on August 20 and the Galaxy Note 4 on September 26.