The next test for Samsung is to see how much of its “Note” branding is bearable, as it nears the inevitable launch of the next phablet flagship. According to a report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be launch this coming September 2017. Undoubtedly, the device will retain the “Note” branding despite the loss of goodwill and consumer’s confidence after the Note 7 recall. Samsung is not in a hurry to beat the iPhone launch as it did last year by launching the Note 7 in August 2016 too early.
According to rumors the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a 6.3″ AMOLED display with the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 as seen on the Galaxy S8 lineup. The screen size will put it very close to Samsung’s existing 6.2″ Galaxy S8+ (one of the beast smartphone right now), so Samsung will give another different features to justify the existence of the product.
The Galaxy Note 8 will continue with the Samsung Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 SoCs depending on the market. This time though, the Note device will be paired with 6GB of RAM (isn’t better if they will make it 8GB of RAM?).
One of the coolest feature of the Note 8 will be its dual rear camera setup, two 12MP sensors with independent OIS for the lens. Rumors said that he lenses are said to be configured horizontally and will be aligned to the left of the flash and heart rate sensor. The fingerprint sensor will be remained on the back of the device, but this time, it is moved to the right of the flash and heart rate sensor. Maybe it’s weird right? Let’s just wait for the leak pictures for us to be satisfied.
Samsung will also give the Note 8 a 3,300 mAh battery better than the infamous 3,500 mAh battery on the Note 7.
The S-Pen on the Galaxy Note 8 will have more features. The Note 8 will also allow handwritten notes to be pinned to the Always-On display.
The point here is the Galaxy Note 8 price, as it is enroute to becoming Samsung’s most expensive mass-consumer-level smartphone. We will expect the retail price will be €999, which the report mentions would translate down to around $900. The Note 8 will be available at launch in colors of black, blue and gold.
Any thoughts on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Should they continue on with the “Note” branding, or should they switch it up with a another name (like adding the word PLUS) to help bury the past?