After the debacle that was the Galaxy Note 7, many Samsung fans are still holding out for something better. It’s long been rumored that the company was hard at work on a Galaxy Note 8, but so far we haven’t heard anything about when it will be released, until now.
Currently, the rumor mill is swirling about the release of the Galaxy Note 8. According to sources, Samsung CEO DJ Koh has confirmed that the company will officially reveal the new Galaxy Note 8 in late August. This would put the announcement just days before IFA, and is around the same time Samsung has revealed past Galaxy Note models.
According to Koh, the Galaxy Note 8 will officially be announced in late August on go on sale (at least in pre-order form) around the same time. The devices themselves won’t be available until sometime in September.
Not every market will get the Galaxy Note 8 right away. According to reports, Samsung will roll out the Note 8 in its three biggest markets – it’s home country of South Korea, the U.S., and the UK. These three regions make sense as they are their biggest markets, but they haven’t forgotten everyone else.
After the initial September release, the company will begin rolling out the devices in other areas the following month. While we don’t have specifics of who will get the Note 8 in October and who will have to wait even longer, you can bet that you won’t have to wait long to pick one of these up.
Are you worried that the Note 8 will suffer from the same problems as the Note 7? Don’t be. As a result of that disaster, the company has put into place a series of new tests and safety measures designed to guard against the same problems they encountered with the Note 7. These new measures are focused on battery testing to ensure the build quality is up to standard and to prevent anymore exploding phone problems that we saw with the Note 7.
The Galaxy Note 8 is said to be a pretty big upgrade over previous models. It’s rumored to come with 6GB of RAM and a dual camera on the rear panel. In addition, it will have an Infinity Display that is slightly larger than the current S8 Plus. While we still don’t know all the details, you can bet that these devices will be packed with power and features right out of the gate. Samsung won’t be taking any chances with this release, you can bet on that.
The big question is, how many people will give the Galaxy Note line another try? Will consumers be too afraid of the potential for fire and explosion or have they forgiven the company for that major blunder? Only time will tell.
What do you think about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Are you willing to give Samsung another chance or are you afraid of the potential problems with the device much like the Note 7? Let me know your opinions in the comments below.