Samsung has no plans to ditch the brand name ‘Note’ even after the Galaxy Note 7 wreck. The company keeps up the faith that the exploding blunder has not much affected the loyalty among its customers. Reportedly, Samsung is planning to release its next Note series phone in the later half of the year under the name Galaxy Note 8. An official from electronics industry stated,
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.
Samsung is expected to release its Galaxy S8/S8 edge this April. The phone will include Samsung’s artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, allegedly known as ‘Bixby’ alongside a 4k resolution display. Similarly, Note 8 is rumoured to have 4k resolution with Bixby in addition to ultra-definition VR features and an improved stylus. The Note 8 will also feature iris authentication technology as an effort towards enhanced security. Samsung will though consider release date carefully keeping in mind the affected customer market. The official said,
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.
Samsung is going to release a comment on Note 7 investigation results by the end of this month. Further, the problem is said to be not only with battery but also within electronic hardware design. The investigation for the same was conducted by U.S.-based safety organisation UL in hand with an independent investigation by Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) as asked by Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS). We’ll keep you updated as soon as any information is revealed by the company.