The Galaxy Note 7 debacle has caused Samsung a number of complications --- leading to a global recall of the controversy-plagued smartphone, costing about $5 billion in proceeds, and making customers lose confidence in the company.
With Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date just around the corner, the South Korean company is gearing up to amend its rundown reputation. Despite the lack of an official announcement about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date and other details, optimistic tech buffs hazard a guess that the device will arrive sometime in 2017.
The South Korean consumers who exchanged their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones for the Galaxy S7, according to a previous report from Reuters, will be able to buy Samsung Galaxy Note 8 next year through an upgrade program. The said consumers will pay half the price of the Galaxy S7 to get the new version of the company's flagship product.
Following this report, tech tipster Evan Blass revealed in a tweet that a device bearing the code SM-N950 is in the offing. It can be recalled that the Galaxy Note 7 came with the model number SM-N930. There's also hearsay that Samsung skipped the number four as it is attributed to bad luck in South Korea.
Samsung is said to be leaving no stone unturned in its bid to sweep Galaxy fans off their feet with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The new Galaxy Note model will likely sport a mammoth 5.7-inch display, paired with 4K resolution. Under the hood, it will either pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor or the company's own Exynos 8895 chipset. Moreover, it could come with 6GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of built-in storage.
Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to retain some of the previous model's features such as iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and heart rate monitor. It will also run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS (operating system) out of the box.
No prizes for guessing, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with a better battery; however, Samsung is likely to refrain from equipping the Galaxy Note 8 with an aggressive battery design as it was the cause of Note 7's combustible batteries, Phone Arena reported. The reciprocal action of elements allegedly led to the swelling and eventually, heating of the battery pack.