Samsung Might Launch Galaxy Note 8 In September To Avoid Clash With iPhone 8
Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 has been in the news for quite some time. Previous reports teased that Samsung might launch the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23 - one week ahead of IFA 2017 in Berlin. However, according to a fresh report by DigiTimes, the Korean giant is most likely to unveil the device in September, not August.
The Korean media outlet with information from the component suppliers in Taiwan reports that Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 sooner because of diminishing Galaxy S8 sales. At the earliest, we could see Samsung unveiling the device in September, that is one month ahead of previous release date. Another reason for launching the device beforehand could be to take over the market before Apple announces its much-awaited iPhone 8 in November.
Other sources in Korea reveal that Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE) in South Korea to gauge customer reaction to Note series device after the disastrous Galaxy Note7. Well, the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE) was a success as it was a sellout, almost 400,000 units were sold as soon as the device went official. This was certainly a favourable outcome for Samsung acknowledging that the device pitted against the shiny OnePlus 5. With this, the commercial rank of the Note brand also seems to be intact despite the damage caused by the blazing Note7.
We hope that this time around, Samsung has used better components and battery so that Galaxy Note 8 does not suffer the same fate as its predecessor. If it succumbs to the same issue, then it would very well mark the death of the Note series.
In addition to the tentative release dates, earlier reports had also tipped the specifications for the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. The device is rumoured to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clubbed with 6GB of RAM. For connectivity, it might feature USB Type-C port. Unlike Apple, Samsung seems in no mood to ditch the good old 3.5mm audio jack, which means that the Note 8 will also have it.
There is still more than a month's time left until Samsung makes the device official. Until then, we shall be seeing new reports surfacing about it. Stay tuned with us to know every beat about the Galaxy Note 8.