After last year’s exploding arrival of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is ready to unveil the next Note in the Galaxy series. Although this time, it will hold back on one of its features. Let’s find out the rumors that are all Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
If there is a chance that you have not heard about the incident of the previous Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery issues, the let me initiate you before we move on.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Galaxy Note 7 was released last August 2016. Being that it was from Samsung line of flagships, the Note 7 was the best of its time. It features the latest version of the Iris scan technology. A sensor that gives the user the ability to unlock the phone through scanning the irises (eyes) of the owner.
But then, after a few weeks from its final release, the distribution of Note 7 halted. News of the said handsets that were exploding has scattered all over the internet especially YouTube. So in September, Samsung announced the formal recall of all handsets around the world.
After such incident, some experts speculated that the “Note” series might get cut off for good because of the Note 7 scandal.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Fortunately, Samsung knows how to handle these kinds of “issues” and they did not drop the Note series just because of one bad batch. And to prove that they learn from their mistakes, they moved to improve some of their technology. They put up a new department that focuses on their next generation of batteries.
After the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, it’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s turn. And it is no wonder that people are curious about this next handset and one of those reasons is the battery state.
According to rumors, the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a meager 3000mAh or close to that. That is 500mAh lesser than the Note 7. This is because Samsung is playing it safe for the public consumers. If the company insists on a bigger capacity, it is likely that the customers will think twice before buying the latest handsets.
Despite the rigorous new methodology of creating their new batch of batteries, you cannot blame the consumers for having second thoughts. After all, Note 7 was a bad image to boot with.
The Other Hardware
Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Samsung’s Exynos 8895. A 6GB of RAM with a built-in memory of either 64GB or the 128GB will support the system. The size of the screen is expected to be around 6.3inches AMOLED display in 2K resolution with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
Expect the camera to be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8—dual camera that has 12-megapixel capacities on both sensors. The overall design will surely follow through the S8’s infinity display.
The price range is where everything gets a little more confusing. Earlier rumors suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the most expensive smartphone the company has ever released. But according to ValueWalk, Samsung might not go pricey on the Note 8. Given the reputation of its predecessor, they might go for $700-$800 price point.
We will find out soon enough whether Samsung will go expensive with the Note 8 or not. The release date might come weeks before the iPhone 8’s launching. So that might be in around September.
If that is the case, which would you prefer; Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or would you rather wait for the iPhone 8? Share your thoughts in the comment section and feel free to subscribe to our newsletter for heads up on our latest and current content.