Samsung 'Intent' on Continuing Note Brand Despite Note 7 Fires, Will Reveal Galaxy Note 8 in August

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    Samsung is planning to introduce its newest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, sometime in the second half of August, according to people familiar with the company's plans (via Reuters). If accurate, the August announcement will come about four months after the launch of the Galaxy S8 and nearly one year since the first cases of exploding batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 were reported by users.

    Although details are somewhat scarce, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to include a curved display that is "marginally larger" than the 6.2-inch display of the current Galaxy S8+, while also including two rear cameras. In comparison, last year's Note 7 had a 5.7-inch curved display with one camera on the back. Today's sources made no comment on the potential pricing for Samsung's new smartphone.

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    Analysts said that Samsung is "intent" on continuing to use the Note brand, despite the Note 7 devices that caught fire on a worldwide scale last year and ultimately cost the company $5.4 billion.
    Following the initial cases of exploding batteries in the Note 7, Samsung faced a tough few months in 2016, sending out a video apology to users, halting Note 7 sales worldwide, and encountering a ban of the smartphone from all U.S. flights. In January, the company concluded that a design flaw in the Note 7's battery and some welding defects were the main culprits behind the handsets that caught fire.

    Now, Samsung runs an 8-point Battery Safety Check for its smartphones, beginning with the April launch of the Galaxy S8, and analysts believe that the company's messaging is helping it to recover quickly following the Note 7 drama. Samsung said that pre-orders were its "best ever" for the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, leading to what could be the company's highest profit period ever for April-June 2017.

    When it launches, the Galaxy Note 8 will be another competitor for Apple in the premium smartphone space, with Apple's "iPhone 8" launch event expected to take place sometime in the traditional mid-September time frame. For the iterative iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus update last year, industry analysts said that the lack of "a compelling enough feature set" was not enough to convince some owners of potentially exploding Note 7 devices to switch from Samsung to Apple.

    Article Link: Samsung 'Intent' on Continuing Note Brand Despite Note 7 Fires, Will Reveal Galaxy Note 8 in August
     
  2. Sunny1990, Jun 20, 2017
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    I think we can all agree that "Exploding Batteries" will leave a "remarkable" name for a rock brand.
     
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    My next phone. Really missing that S Pen and quick notes. Bring it.
     
  4. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure the Note folks will run to the 8 when it comes out, those folks like their Notes, I'm sure it'll do great (battery issues not withstanding).

    Word is Samsung only sold 5 million s8's during its launch month (their high point was the s4 at 10 million) and are already doing a buy one get one free deal for the S8 here in the U.S.:

    https://www.theverge.com/circuitbre.../samsung-galaxy-s8-buy-one-get-one-free-offer

    Not a good sign for sales, at least here in the U.S., despite the "official" word on things. I think Samsung's choice of going for a bigger display in the same size phone instead of just dropping the bezel space and making a smaller phone was a mistake.
     
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    A New note? The internet will love this! Burn baby burn.
     
  6. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    So an even larger phone. Who can carry this without a purse?
     
  7. 69Mustang macrumors 604

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    Dammit. Curved edges. I really wanted to get the Note 8, but I prefer flat phones. The curved edge looks nice, but I've always used flat phones. Who knows, if I play with my wife's phone enough maybe I'll get used to it. Otherwise sticking with my S7.
     
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    Well, this would be fun. So, a S8+, with a s-pen? At some point, they should just merge the lines because the S8+ and N8 are nearly identical.
     
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    "Look, Ma! No ridiculous cutout!" Works for me.
     
  10. Zirel, Jun 20, 2017
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    When the phones have derivative design, bad hardware layout, bad software and hardware performance, bad pricing (compared to other Android devices with similar processors and specs), bad OS/third party integration, bad privacy, extremely poor security, exploding batteries are the least that Samsung should be concerned.
     
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It could be the hottest phone to hit the market!
     
  12. Sunny1990, Jun 20, 2017
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    Have to agree!! top camera and earpiece cutout on the leaked iPhone 8 images look awarked,hope apple blend it with display like this
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    Anyone who can carry a 7+ or any of the myriad phones with large screens. :rolleyes: So just about everyone.:)
     
  14. JackieInCo Suspended

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    This will be my next phone. I was wishing Samsung would have released the re-released Note 7 here in the US but the Note 8 will be out soon enough.

    I'm still using my Note 5, Note 4 and Note Edge.
     
  15. rp2011 macrumors 65816

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    Girlfriend has a note 6. Nice phone. The stylus is what will keep her with the Samsung Note series. She uses the hell out of it and was lost when she needed to replace the stylus and had to go a couple of days without it.
    I would be the first one to buy an iPad Mini with pencil support as my daily note taking device. The 9.7 is too big for me for daily note taking.
     
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    There was no Note 6. There was a Note 5, Note 7 and now there will be an 8. They skipped the 6 for some reason.
     
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    It won't appear as a cutout when the phone is on, the space either side will be used to display signal strength, bluetooth, battery etc against a black background - this means that info isn't eating into the actual display area.

    So in fact - it's the new Note that will have a 'cut in' of information at the top of the screen because that appears in the main display area.

    galaxy-note-7-cool-things19[1].jpg
     
  18. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Because 6 is an unlucky number in Asia and 7 is a lucky number.
     
  19. Orionis macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that definitely worked out for them.
     
  20. Defthand macrumors 65816

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    The sad reality is that few people can ignore their phones long enough to put them in a pocket or purse.
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    I believe the name retention is gutsy. If the next Note proves to be issue-free, it will demonstrate that Samsung has confidence in its engineering resolve. After all, Apple didn’t abandon the iPhone moniker after the so-called Antennae-gate fiasco. Besides, the public has a short-term memory.
     
  21. neutralguy macrumors 6502a

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    I am switching to s8. I ordered one. Gotta experiencd that gorgeous omled screen. Being with the iPhone until now, I feel that the design of iPhone is become very bland and monotonous. Now days, by looking at an iPhone, I can't even say whether it's iPhone 6 or 6s or 7. I bet 7s will be as similar to 6s/7. Let's see how it works out with s8.
     
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    They skipped the 6 because they wanted their flagship Galaxy lines to finally align more uniformly. With the Note typically sporting the more advanced features that would trickle down to the next S, they didn't want it to seem as if the Note 6 was somehow less advanced than the S7. Although that is a perfectly understandable and reasonable explanation, I'm of the opinion they wanted to ensure the Note wouldn't have a lesser number than the iPhone 7. That's the conspiracy theorist in me talking.:)
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The S pen is a brilliant idea for the Note 8. It's a compelling feature I do wish the iPhone Plus models did have. But I do understand how Apple is different. But Samsung did such a good job executing the S-pen and it's capabilities. Especially with the larger display, it really makes sense to have a stylus in certain situations.
     
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    You'd be able to do that yourself with a wallpaper if for some reason they chose not to.
     
  25. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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    The Note 8 is going to be a heck of a phone. I can't wait to see if Samsung can shrink down the bezels even more. Couple that with the iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 later this year and we have an exciting 2017 for us phone geeks! :D
     

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