Following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, many people have been wondering whether Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 or not. Well, according to a new report that just surfaced in South Korea, the answer is yes, the Galaxy Note 8 is coming. This report claims that the company plans to introduce the Galaxy Note 8 flagship phablet in the second half of the year, following the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge in April.
“The Galaxy Note 7 was very popular before user reports began circulating about devices that exploded or caught on fire while charging. As the phablet market, which was developed by Samsung Electronics, has been growing, the company will release the Note series this year again,” said an unnamed official from the electronics industry. Considering we don’t know who exactly said this, or anything of the sort, this piece of info is not the most reliable, but it’s at least something. We’ve seen a number of rumors claiming that the Galaxy Note 8 will not be announced this year, while a couple of rumors claimed the opposite, it’s up to you to choose which rumor to believe. Now, do keep in mind that some rumors claim that Samsung plans to introduce the Galaxy S8 Plus which could, in a way, replace the Galaxy Note 8, as it’s rumored to sport the S Pen and everything, but as already mentioned, these are just rumors.
In addition to the Galaxy Note 8’s rumored arrival, this report also claims that the device will ship with interesting VR capabilities, and an improved stylus is a given, while the rumored ‘Bixby’ AI assistant will also be a part of the package. If the source is to be believed, the Galaxy S8 will sport a QHD (2560 x 1440) display, just like its predecessor, while the Galaxy Note 8 could ship with a 4k (3840 x 2160) panel in order to show off its full VR prowess. The Galaxy Note 7 was introduced back in August last year, but we still don’t know when will the Galaxy Note 8 land, especially if the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge arrive in April as rumors have been saying lately. The Galaxy Note 8 could land in September this year, if the company plans to announce it, quite probably as part of IFA in Berlin, or maybe a separate even before or after the tradeshow, we’ll see.