Samsung is set to release the all-new Galaxy Note 8 phablet in early 2017 defying speculations that the South Korean electronics giant is burying the damaged brand after the Note 7 debacle.
The company is said to be pulling all stops in creating the Galaxy Note 8 as its most formidable enterprise-grade phablet yet. Samsung hopes to rebuild its customer base that apparently went down following the Galaxy Note 7’s explosion issues.
The Galaxy Note 8 was essentially confirmed by notable mobile tipster Evan Blass. Blass who goes by the Twitter handle @evleaks leaked the model numbers for both the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8 models. Galaxy S8 will ship as SM-G950 and SM-G955 while the Galaxy Note 8 is numbered SM-N950.
One of the upcoming features of Samsung Note 8 will be the AI assistant. GameNGuide reported that one of the internal prototypes of the smartphone includes a button on the side edge that may be used to launch a virtual assistant, similar to Apple’s Siri. Reports of Samsung likely including Viv as AI assistant in the Galaxy Note 8 emerged after the company purchased the Viv Labs startup founded by creators of the Apple’s Siri.
Edge to Edge Display
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 is rumored to feature a bezel-less Edge to Edge in both its models. Apparently, the Home button too will be eliminated and instead an optical fingerprint scanner that can be used from anywhere on the screen could be featured. A similar feature is likely expected in the Note 8 device. Samsung has also been linked to include 4K screen resolution in the Galaxy Note 8 device.
Processor & RAM
Rumors have it that Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Leaked details revealed that the latest processor model number MSM8998 – will feature a Kryo 200 CPU with eight cores. Also, it is set to feature the Adreno 540 GPU, as well as Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon X16 modem, capable of 1Gbps download speeds. In addition, Samsung will also have two iterations, with the second having an Exynos 8895 chipset. Also, a minimum 6GB RAM will provide a much-needed speed boost.
A powerful camera upgrade has been hinted by ValueWalk.com. Speculations are rife that Samsung could be featuring a powerful 30 MP camera. Also, rumors claimed the inclusion of dual-lens rear setup that would further enhance the photographic experience.
Samsung is rumored to return to the use of removable batteries for its next flagship. The battery turned out to be a major problem as it led to the discontinuation of the Note 7. With improved battery features, the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 would be a game changer.