01/08/2017

Note 8 – What do we know so far?

Note 8 – What do we know so far?

Samsung’s Note 8 will be the phablet flagship of 2017. The handset will feature a range of innovative technologies and further highlight the potential of phablet or Frankenstein handsets. The Note 8 will incorporate the best of the S8 range whilst improving through a feature-rich Note 8 handset.

We know that Samsung release the Note handset every year in Berlin – during September’s IFA expo. This year Samsung will almost certainly wrap the Galaxy Note 8 off on August 23rd before the arrival of Apple’s iPhone 8. The world of leaks is somewhat in agreement that the earliest the handset could be available is September.

What is it?

The Note range was Samsung’s flagship phablet handset. However, a damaging 2015/16 saw the handset being globally recalled. The word on the street was the handset was going to be axed. However, in early 2017, it was announced, by Samsung, that the Note 8 would be released in 2018. Having learnt from the battery issues of 2015/16, the company have moved on and decided to pursue a more positive version of the handset for 2017/18.

What should we expect?

“The most anticipated phone of the year” (TM until September’s iPhone release) is being talked up by commentators. The debacle last year around the battery fire issue has empowered Samsung to continue the device and learn from its mistakes. The epic phablet handset is therefore being launched in 2017. What should be expected?

Details are very sketchy. Samsung AMOLED Infinity Display technology will be used. Furthermore, leakers are talking about 6GB minimum RAM and a special 8GB edition with 128GbB of storage. However, another leaker claims the storage will be 64GB.  The true reveal will be the Samsung Exynos processor and this flagship technology will play centre court during the public unveiling as one of the most powerful processing technologies ever.

What would be amazing?

However, the dream scenario would have us hope that Samsung uses this rebirth of the Note range to go mad. To use the S range to highlight the flagship extreme whilst the N range highlights the alt-flagship range. To be brave, use new technologies in ways we cannot even comprehend. This innovation was the whole raison d’être of the Note range when it was first unveiled. This innovative craziness should be continued.

So, what could we have? What about using Samsung’s new battery technology, the software is used in the S range but the hardware is still experimental. They new battery tech could improve charging by 18 hours. Other notable developments include, using Samsung’s QLED technology in miniature to improve the HDR realities of the handset. Finally, what about dual octa-core processing technology – Samsung theoretically talked about this late last year and patents are talking about this as a conceptual reality.

All we can do is wait. We will have to wait until September and the IFA Expo in Berlin to see Samsung unveil the epic Note 8 so that we can see what has been included and what hasn’t been included in the features list. All we can be sure of is that the handset will be a mighty powerful handset. Keep your eyes peeled for developments.

Andrew

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