It’s official. Samsung has sent out press invites that confirm the next in its Galaxy Note series of phones, the Galaxy Note 8 will launch on August 23. Samsung will be holding its Samsung Unpacked live event in New York City which is where the phone is expected to be unveiled.
Last year was particularly rough for Samsung’s Note lineup which saw the Note 7 going up in flames on its own. Samsung began by issuing a massive recalling to replace the already sold Note 7 units but cancelled the line entirely after the new batch of phones turned out to be as explosive as the old ones. It then spent almost half a year collecting back the old Note units amidst murmurs that the Note line could be scrapped entirely.
After months of speculation and back-and-forth among rumors, we’re finally closer to the launch of the next Note device. Samsung seems to have bounced back from its Note troubles with the success of the Galaxy S8 and, going by recent rumors, the Note 8 is expected to retain the best parts of its Galaxy brethren. As such, it is expected to come with the Snapdragon 835 chipset, currently the most powerful flagship chipset in the market, along with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage for a start. Unconfirmed reports state that the Note 8 may feature the same bezel less QHD screen of the Galaxy S8 with a 3000 mAH battery and possibly a dual camera. It’s design is expected to be somewhat different in that the screen curves will be less pronounced than the Galaxy S8’s.
If it comes to pass, the Note 8 will be the first truly successful follow-up to the Note 5 and could be priced for as high as €999. We’re not sure if Bixby will be on board as Samsung had been facing some troubles getting it to work in English (although with its recent launch in the US, that issue might have been resolved). Samsung is expected to live stream the event and we will be there to cover it for you as always.