Samsung won't scrap Note series; new Note 8 to be released in the second half of 2017


A new rumor indicates that Samsung will not ditch its Note series, despite the big debacle that was the Galaxy Note 7. Yesterday, a South Korean official from the electronics sector stated that the company will release the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge in April as intended, and is expected to introduce the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of 2017:

A representative from a partner company of Samsung also shed some light on some of the new features that are expected on the Note 8:

Apart from the 4K display and improved VR capabilities, the new device will also feature new S pen stylus and Bixby - the new AI assistant, which Samsung will introduce with the Galaxy S8. 

Samsung Electronics is also planning to release the results of the Note 7 fire investigation by the end of January. Currently, there are rumors that the source of the problem might be related to the hardware design of the device, as opposed to earlier speculations that the explosions were caused by flawed batteries.

source: BusinessKorea

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