Galaxy Note 8 is confirmed to release later in 2017
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will get a release later on in 2017, but this is odd because normally handset-makers seldom utter anything about new handsets before they’re official.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch went swimmingly; reviews were extremely positive, our’s included, and analysts expect Samsung to sell a record number of Galaxy S8 units in 2017/18.
The company, however, is keen to do the same with its Galaxy Note 8 handset as well – this is likely why it is already talking-up the handset in official press releases.
“As for the year ahead,” said Samsung in a press release, “Samsung anticipates market demand in smartphones to slightly increase with solid replacement demand growth in the mid- to high-end segment.”
It added: “However, competition is expected to intensify with newly launched smartphones in the market. The company will aim to improve performance YoY by maximizing sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and successfully launching a new flagship smartphone in the second half. In addition, the company will maintain profitability in the mid- to low-end segment.”
The “new flagship smartphone”, in case you were wondering, is the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung acknowledged the handset earlier on in 2017 as well, saying it was working on making the Galaxy Note 8 a safer, more innovative release than its predecessor.
Normally, Samsung’s Note releases tend to be more exciting than its Galaxy S one’s. And this year’s Galaxy Note 8 seems certain to carry on that tradition. Expect massive specs, a new design and likely some of the best imaging ever from its new camera tech.
There has been plenty of talk about Samsung releasing a foldable Android phone called the Samsung Galaxy X. And this could still happen in 2017, though it is more likely to be a smaller release and not a “flagship” release.
Multiple sources have confirmed that Samsung will “test the waters” with a limited run of Galaxy X handsets in 2017 in order to access demand before committing to mass production.
This leaves the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is for all intents and purposes Samsung’s other flagship line, next to the Galaxy S brand devices. Reports suggest Samsung is keen to fix some of the Galaxy S8’s faults with the Galaxy Note 8 – so, a working version of Bixby, dual-lens camera setup and no glitches with the display.