Samsung has failed customer expectations with the Galaxy Note 7. However, the company has confirmed that it will launch the successor of the phone called Galaxy Note 8 in 2017.
Apart from the exploding battery, here are some specs and features that mobile phone enthusiasts will want to see in the Galaxy Note 8.
The Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch screen with a display resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. Rumors hint that the Galaxy Note 8 could feature the same screen size as its predecessor but it may support 4K display.
Some experts argue that smartphones do not need 4K display because of the small form factor. However, given the increasing popularity of virtual reality (VR) it is likely that the Galaxy Note 8 will come with 4K screen.
Processor and RAM
Qualcomm is expected to announce its powerful Snapdragon 830 processor in early 2017. Being a flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 8 may run on Qualcomm's latest chip. Some rumors also suggest that the Galaxy Note 8 may come with Exynos 8895 processor.
The Galaxy Note 7 came with 4 GB of RAM. However, many mobile phones such as OnePlus 3 include 6 GB of RAM. Customers will want to see either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 7 will be available with 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage capacity. However, the Note 7's arch rival, the iPhone 7 Plus, has a model with 256 GB onboard storage.
Customers will hope that Samsung brings the Galaxy Note 8 at par iPhone 7 Plus in terms of internal storage.
Battery will be one of the most important parts of the Galaxy Note 8, especially after the entire battery debacle surrounding the Galaxy Note 7.
A previous Tech Times report highlighted that Samsung is tapping LG to produce batteries for the Galaxy S8. It is likely that LG will also supply battery for the Galaxy Note 8.
The Galaxy Note 8 may include an iris scanner and fingerprint scanner as found in the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung improved the S Pen of Galaxy Note 7, customers will hope that the company enhances the S Pen stylus even further for the Galaxy Note 8.
Being a top-end phone, all devices in the Galaxy Note series have a premium price tag. It is likely that the Galaxy Note 8 will also have a steep price; however, customers will hope that the cost of the upcoming phablet is competitive when compared to rivals such as iPhone 7 Plus.
Samsung has suffered financially due to the failure of Galaxy Note 7. The reputation of the company is also at stakes due to the entire battery fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung will try its best to redeem itself with the launch of premium phablet, Galaxy Note 8, at a competitive price to win back the confidence of customers.
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