After the unprecedented fiasco on Galaxy Note 7's faulty battery, Samsung looks forward to reinvent its smartphone line by releasing a new, cutting-edge device. The unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have better and safer battery to bring back the trust of consumers.
While Samsung is still recovering from the PR disaster of Galaxy Note 7's battery explosions, it would not be surprising if the Korean phone maker would decide to abandon the Note brand altogether. In the past few weeks, consumers associate the Note brand with spontaneous fires and explosions.
According to Korea Herald, Samsung is now thinking how to make a significant improvement change on its next flagship phone, a strategy that has served the tech firm well for years. In addition, the tech firm may focus on launching just one premium smartphone model per year. Tech experts say this move would show that the company is focused on releasing high-quality smartphone every year.
Rumors around the internet claim the Galaxy Note 8 may be introduced in mid-2017.
For specs, Forbes reported the next flagship device of Samsung would use some of the best features of the Galaxy Note 7. Many gadget lovers lauded the iris recognition of Note 7, and it is a technology that is relatively new in smartphone market. So, the Galaxy Note 8 might have it with faster and better scanner. Marketing-wise, the eye scanner would be a unique selling point for Galaxy Note 8 as latest iPhones does not have the technology yet.
The battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may come from LG Electronics, according to TechRadar. Samsung's interest in outsourcing the battery of next Galaxy phone makes sense to earn back the public's trust.
For other specs, we expect the next-generation Galaxy Note phone will offer faster processor, bigger RAM and better camera features. It might also have long-lasting battery and support for 4K videos.
As always, readers should take note all Samsung Galaxy Note 8-related details mentioned above are not yet conformed. So it is better to take them with proverbial pinch of salt until Samsung reveals the full specs.
Meanwhile, Yahoo News said Samsung's recall of its Galaxy Note 7 has wide implications on the company's mobile division. In terms of financial perspective, the Note 7 problem has caused the company to lose more than $4.5 billion. Therefore, the announcement of Galaxy Note 8 may do good to rescue Samsung's reputation as smartphone innovator.