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:
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.
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:
Samsung will introduce 2K resolution displays in the Galaxy S8, but it will use 4K resolution displays in the Galaxy Note 8 to realize improved virtual reality (VR) functions. I heard that it will connect with new Gear VR wearable.
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.