Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was the best Android device when it launched. It hit the bull’s eye with its set of features. The feature set was quite extensive and Galaxy Note 7 was a pretty good device. However, the success story of Galaxy Note 7 could not be written – because the phone started exploding.
Android users will also be happy to know that Samsung will be taking multiple steps to ensure that the Note 7 debacle does not happen again. All Samsung phones to be released in the future will have to go through multiple safety checks. Further, Samsung has also changed the supplier of its smartphone batteries.
The batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be supplied by the Chem division of LG. You can find the detailed description of why Galaxy Note 7 started exploding from the video below.
Some speculated that the Galaxy Note line took a huge fallout and might not return very soon. However, recent reports point to the fact that Samsung will release a new model in the Galaxy Note lineup in 2017. You heard that right! The Galaxy Note 8 will be released in 2017. Today, we take a look at everything we know about the Galaxy Note 8.
Galaxy Note 8 — Design
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will go the same route as Galaxy S8, and drop the size of the bezels on the screen. This will enable Samsung to pack a huge screen in the same chassis size, and also add other innovative features.
If the reports are to be believed, when you hold the Galaxy Note 8, it will just feel like holding a glass slab which has a super high-resolution display.
Furthermore, reports also suggest that Samsung and LG could strike a deal. LG Chem is rumored to be the top candidate to supply the batteries for Galaxy Note 8. You can read more about this development in this article by The Investor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also feature Samsung’s much awaited personal assistant, Bixby. The personal assistant will also feature in the Galaxy S8, which will be unveiled much before the Galaxy Note 8.
Galaxy Note 8 — Display
Expect the Galaxy Note 8 to feature a 4K capable screen. Considering the fact that 4K can take a significant toll on battery life, it is more likely that the screen will run at QHD resolution through the day, with the ability to switch to 4K when required.
The screen will also reportedly cover a much wider color gamut and support HDR content – a feature that was also available in the Galaxy Note 8. Also, the Galaxy Note 8 will lack a physical home button. This will ensure that the phone has a much smaller chin.
Reports have also suggested the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 8 could be embedded in the screen itself – although it does not seem plausible at the moment.
Galaxy Note 8 — Specs and Hardware
There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature the topmost specs in the market at the time. Furthermore, the phone will feature adequate RAM to substantiate the 4K screen and give smooth VR performance.
Reports also suggest that Samsung could come up with a new design for the device, as the design of Galaxy Note 7 played an important role in the explosions. The S-Pen will also be updated with more features added.
Samsung will also optimize the hardware for Bixby, its own personal assistant. Reports indicate that Bixby, which is created by Viv Labs (creators of Siri) will be much more advanced than any other similar offerings at the moment.
Galaxy Note 8 — Camera
2016 saw a major jump in the number of smartphones that features dual lens camera setup. We found the dual lens setup in iPhone 7 Plus, the LG G5, Huawei P9 and so on. 2017 is likely to continue the same trend. Most of the flagship smartphones scheduled for 2017 will have dual lens setup cameras.
Expect the Galaxy Note 8 to launch with an advanced dual camera setup. It is still unconfirmed if the Galaxy S8 will also feature the same camera module – as was the case in 2016. The camera tech that Samsung wants to bring to the market consists of two lenses: one of them will track any moving object in the frame, and the other one will enable you to zoom and other modalities without losing focus of the object.