Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Updates: S Pen Styles; Large Screen Size, Home Button Ditched

Mar 13, 2017 11:41 AM EDT | Lasitha

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most awaited releases of 2017. After the disaster that the Note 7 caused, the new Note 8 is viewed as the savior who can bring back the old glory and along with it the market shares of the Samsung Galaxy Note lineup.

The Note 7 was discontinued and it was a total failure. It had a bad impact on the company's bottom line and Samsung had to face a loss of several billion pounds. Above all, the brand image of the company was also impacted negatively. Samsung decided to release the Note 8 earlier to fill the void that is left after Note 7 was withdrawn, reported PC Advisor.

As expected, the Galaxy S8 was not announced by Samsung at MWC 2017. However, it is now reported that it might be launched at an Unpacked event on 29 March and to go on sale in April.

It is now expected that Samsung will ensure that Note 8 will have a larger, taller screen, with the fingerprint scanner moved to the rear. The home button might be ditched altogether. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be faster than the Galaxy S8, reported GSM Arena.

Previously the Galaxy Note is usually released at the IFA tradeshow. This is during the month of September. This is because Samsung wants to be a step ahead of Apple as iPhones are released mid-September.

There are reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released in March 2017 along with Galaxy S8. This report might have been circulated due to the fact that Samsung is expected to announce two phones and both are thought to have curved-edge screens.

 "I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8," Samsung's mobile chief, DJ Koh stated. The lineup of Samsung Galaxy Notes is known for its large, high-resolution screen and S Pen stylus support. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have a new speaker.

There are reports that Samsung might shelf the Note series altogether. However, this might not be true as the profit margin of the company will be severely impacted. As of now, the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to pull the company out of the disaster it faced after Note 7.

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