There were quite a few rumors claiming that Samsung would ditch its Galaxy Note lineup after the massive Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, and instead launch a large-screened Galaxy S8 variant. But if a new report out of South Korea is to be believed, Samsung is not quite done with the Galaxy Note series yet. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
According to Business Korea, The Galaxy Note 7 was very popular before user reports began circulating about devices that exploded or caught on fire while charging. As the phablet market, which was developed by Samsung Electronics, has been growing, the company will release the Note series this year again. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
As is the norm, the phablet, likely to be called, Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled sometime in the second half of this year. This would follow the launch of the Galaxy S8, expected to be sometime in April. The report sheds more light on the upcoming phablet claiming that it will flaunt a 4K resolution display. Citing an unnamed source, the report states, Samsung will introduce 2K resolution displays in the Galaxy S8, but it will use 4K resolution displays in the Galaxy Note 8 to realize improved virtual reality (VR) functions. I heard that it will connect with new Gear VR wearable.
The Galaxy Note 8 will also have a voice-activated smart assistant deeply integrated, dubbed Bixby. The smart assistant, powered by Viv s intelligence, will be integrated with Samsung s native apps, and it will be much more advanced than S Voice.
The rest of the details for the Galaxy Note 8 are pretty much non-existent at the moment. While leaks around Samsung s upcoming flagship devices continue to trickle in, the company is currently believed to be concluding the investigations around the whole Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco. A recent report claimed that Samsung is ready to reveal the real reason why its phablets exploded by the end of this month. RELATED: Galaxy Note 7 explosions: Samsung to reveal investigation results this month
As is with these sort of rumors, we will advise you to take it with the proverbial pinch of salt. That said, do you think it is a good idea to launch another Galaxy Note phablet, or should Samsung launch a large-screened Galaxy S8 instead? Let us know in the comments section below.