Despite garnering a ton of plaudits when it first launched, the Galaxy Note 7 turned into a total disaster that culminated in Samsung issuing a global recall for the handset. For a while, it was thought the Korean handset maker would abandon the Galaxy Note series altogether, but it was confirmed back in January that there would indeed be a new iteration, appropriately named the Galaxy Note 8. Today, it’s been reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will launch in the latter part of August, possibly around the 26th.
The rumor comes via Reuters whose unnamed source said that the phone would launch towards the end of August at an event in New York, with the Korean outlet, Naver, narrowing the date down to the 26th. Where the Galaxy Note 7 launched on August 2 last year, it would appear that Samsung is giving itself more time to get it the Galaxy Note 8 ready for prime time. This makes sense because the company can hardly afford another misstep with the Galaxy Note series. and you can bet your bottom dollar that any report of an exploding or even slightly sweaty Galaxy Note 8 will be enough to spark a panic among consumers.
We can expect to see a deluge of leaks from now until the alleged launch in late August. Thanks to previous rumors though, we do expect the Galaxy Note 8 (code-named: ‘Baikal’) to be announced featuring a dual camera setup as well as a fingerprint scanner embedded underneath its screen if Samsung has managed to perfect the technology. It’s also thought that it will sport a 6.3-inch display with an aspect ratio of 2:1.
What other features do you hope to see when the Galaxy Note 8 launches? perhaps an updated S Pen or dual front speakers? Let us know in the comments below