Samsung expected to launch the Galaxy Note 8 in September at the earliest

Samsung expected to launch the Galaxy Note 8 in September at the earliest

Word is Samsung plans to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, on August 23, one week ahead of IFA 2017. But announcing the phablet is not the equivalent of being available for purchase, as fans usually have to wait at least a few weeks until they can place their orders.

Information coming from the upstream component makers in Taiwan suggests Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8 in September at the earliest. Korean media reports the reason Samsung is forced to release its Note series flagship much sooner due to Galaxy S8 weak sales.

Another factor could be Apple's iPhone 8 that's supposed to hit the shelves sometime in November. In any case, the South Korean company had enough time to address any mistakes it did in the previous model and polished it even further.

Sources in the chain of supply claim the recent launch of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE) in South Korea was a test that would show Samsung market's reaction to another Note series phone. Suffice to say, the test was a success, as almost all 400,000 Galaxy Note FE units were sold out soon after they hit the shelves.

With a bit more than a month until the rumored reveal of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is expected to sell at least 10-15 million units, the same numbers the South Korean company reported before the Note 7 fiasco.

source: Digitimes

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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43 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I have to admit that I'm feeling a little worried about the Note 8. I really hope it isn't just "S8+ with a stylus". After the Note 7 they may want to play it safe, which while understandable, would ultimately be boring.

4. TheNeighbor

Posts: 365; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I would not mind it being an S8+ with a stylus. The S Pen makes the difference for me - drawing, jotting. Usually there will be some new functions. I've been holding off my resubscription for a year now. Since I'm paying a lot for my service, might as well get the best and most useful phone of the year.

6. AxelFoley

Posts: 536; Member since: May 30, 2017

What would you like for the Note 8 to be and do?

10. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Bigger screen (RGB instead of pentile), upgraded main camera (not just dual cameras), bigger battery, 8 gigs of ram, and dual speakers. It would be awesome if they employed a 120hz screen. That's a game changer.

15. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

All AMOLED screens can operate at extreme frequencies, the tech doesn't suffer from slow latches causing lag like IPS and other LCD screens. That said, there's literally no point having a 120 Hz mobile display as mobile graphics can't even handle 60 Hz gaming.

16. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Im talking about for general navigation through the UI and applications. Basically how the new iPad functions. It would make the user experience much more fluid.

18. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

And again, the iPad uses a s**tty LCD display, with lagging and ghosting latched. Samsung haven't used crappy technology like that in their high end devices since the middle of the last decade.

29. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

No, the iPad uses one of the best LCD screens available. Samsung's screens where s**t until the S6 when they finally used 1440p screens so pentile wasn't as noticeable. Also, they finally calibrated their screens to start displaying more accurate colors.

40. Foxgabanna

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Anyone who thinks the new iPad, HTC U11, and LG G6 don't have kick ass LCD screens are lying to themselves. They are pretty damn good!

19. Bankz

Posts: 2457; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It will not have 120hz display, will not have stereo speakers, will not have 8GB ram, will not have a bigger battery, but will have dual cameras. Your pick.

11. Heisenberg

Posts: 365; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Note users often pick up new Notes to replace the old one. Wonder why the Note 7 was selling like hotcakes before it's demise and people were reluctant to return them? Some didn't till this minute and the resurrected version has been selling well in Korea

20. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Help me understand why that would be. None of the extra features the Note 7 had of the S7E were the reason for the recall. The battery was so what you're saying doesn't make sense.

32. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I bet you were one of those who were "worried" about the Note 7 being an "S7 Edge with a stylus". Whereas the reality, it offered lots more than that besides RAM and CPU spec bumps. I'm sure the same will apply with the Note 8.

41. Foxgabanna

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It really didn't tho.

44. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It offered all of the following over the S7 Edge: - Bigger screen - Iris Scanner as another fast and more secure method of biometric authentication, which is handy in various scenarios; e.g. try using a FPS with gloves on in the winter - Better Screen-to-Body Ratio - 64 GB base model - 4x4 MIMO antenna for faster data rates, wider ranges, and better reliability ( https://tinyurl.com/ycaatf4f ) - Came with a further refined version of Touchwiz; Grace UI - Gorilla Glass 5 - USB 3.1 Type C Port - mDNIe processing chip for playback of HDR videos - Dual Ambient Light Sensors for better auto brightness management - Lower Screen Reflectivity & Higher Display Brightness and Contrast Ratio for better outdoor visibility - 7000 Series Aluminium frame Only downside of the Note 7 to it compared to the S7 Edge was the 100 mAh smaller battery, but it still offered great battery life. Now I don't know about your definition of "a lot", but that is a lot of improvements in my book. Besides, it's not like it was intended as a successor to the S7 Edge in the first place, it's a successor to the Note 5, and there's even more improvements compared to that.

2. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

This isn't very smart, the iphone launch is around the same time and all the spolight will be on the iphone 8.

14. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

That's the point of launching it before the iPhone 8. They want people to consider buying the Note 8 before the iPhone launches.

22. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

But the iphone 8 launch should happened in early september and the note 8 is set to be in early september.

35. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

The iPhone is announced in late september and launches around early October.

37. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

No the iPhone is announced in like the 2nd week of september. Last years iPhone 7/7 Plus were announced september 7th and released for sale on the 16th. For the last several years they announce it early in the week, then pre-orders start that friday and the phone is released a week later on the next friday.

39. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Every iphone in the last couple of years announced at early september.

3. TheNeighbor

Posts: 365; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I'm getting this. I can wait. I've been waiting since I returned the Note7.

8. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Me tooo i miss my note7 was the best experience I've ever had with a phone in 1 week after i returned it, s8 plus beautiful phone but it not compensated note has a special taste.

5. scarface21173

Posts: 611; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The note series phones are unique. They might look the same as a s8 but the software with the s pen is a totally different experience. The best phablet by a country mile on the market.

7. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

King of phones is coming! Imiss the magic of spen :))

9. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I have the Note5 and as much as I like the phone, Im looking forward to the Note8 and what it'll come with. my only concern is the battery because this can make or break the Note Series altogether

26. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The King of all phones! I'm ready for you! The Wallet is Full! I'd be happy with a 3500mah battery! This is my only worry!

30. sissy246

Posts: 6891; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I loved my note 5 and as much as I love the s8+ I can't wait to hand it over to my husband and have the note 8 in my hands. It is going to be awesome.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring it on, and I'll be buying one. After the Note 7, I'm really missing the Note. Can't wait to use the S-PEN again, on top of all the sick feature it'll be stacked with. The king is coming.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy Note 3 had over 30M sales. What happened with Note users since that, that the Note sales have been halved over the past 3 models? If the Note so good that the buyers chose not to upgrade? Or were the Note 4/5/7 not what they wanted. Well I know the Note 7 was gonna do well, until its issue. But the Note 4/5 for me really just sucked overall. Hopefully they bring something to the table other than stuff we have seen on other phones. I personally don';t care about VR/AR, under display mounted FPS or dual cameras. I would like to see them put a 16MP+ camera back in with all the same specs as the present camera. As higher MP, would give a larger and sharper image. 4K display would be nice. The S-Pen really needs some new features and 4096 + levels of pressure sensitivity would be welcome. Newer features for writing after pulling the pen out the phone or similar.

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