Galaxy Note 7 Probe Over, Galaxy S8 Leaks Worry Samsung

The launch of the Galaxy Note 7 ended up being one of the biggest fiascos in the smartphone industry to date as Samsung was forced to issue not one, but two recalls of its latest flagship. Following the discontinuation of this phablet, the Seoul-based tech giant launched a thorough investigation into the matter, adamant to not repeat its initial missteps and jump to conclusions too quickly, which is what led to the company pushing out the second Galaxy Note 7 batch which proved to be just as dangerous as the first one. It's been a few months since that entire ordeal, and we've recently heard reports that Samsung is ready to put this whole thing to bed by the end of the year.

That rumor has now apparently been confirmed as The Investor reports that Samsung concluded its internal investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and had already shared its findings with independent laboratories, including the Korea Testing Laboratory. Furthermore, the largest phone maker in the world will reportedly go public with that information by the end of the month. So, we should finally find out what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7 in the coming weeks.

Of course, Samsung is already looking towards the future and the incoming launch of its Galaxy S8 flagship. The South Korean tech giant is hoping that its next flagship will be a massive success and help mitigate the losses incurred by the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. With that in mind, Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung's mobile division, recently called all of the company's employees to improve internal security as they're preparing to unveil the Galaxy S8 in a couple of months. In an email sent to Samsung's employees on Thursday, Koh said that he's "regretful" to hear about a recently attempted prototype leak which the company apparently managed to stop. The Seoul-based conglomerate faced issues with product leaks in the past, but as stakes are now higher than ever, Koh is adamant to do everything he can to keep the Galaxy S8 a secret until the time is right. Of course, we've already heard a plethora of rumors about Samsung's upcoming flagship, but none of them were accompanied by any credible materials. Following Koh's latest internal memo, it seems likely that we won't see the Galaxy S8 before Samsung unveils it in early 2017, presumably during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which is scheduled to start on February 27th.

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