Samsung’s debacle leading to the banning and recalling of their premium Galaxy Note 7 phablet last year has been a worrying concern for the company who incurred quite the heavy loss owing to the battery defects which the devices had. Discovered to be a malfunction on the battery makers part, hundreds and thousands of Note 7 units were called back after substantial reports of accidents and the company had to pay quite the price for it. But the South Korean tech firm has looked to turn over a new leaf in the new year lining up quite a number of devices to feature later this year.
Although there have been substantial speculations pertaining to the continuance of the Galaxy Note line, the tech firm closed doors on that when reports regarding a possible Samsung galaxy Note 8 surfaced on the internet. Expected to feature major ramp ups from the Note 7 and a safer battery, the Note 8 is still one such device which can win people back on Samsung’s side post the Note 7 debacle. A large number of rumors revolving around the Note 8 have surfaced and Samsung is not looking to disappoint.
Galaxy Note 8 Display and Design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to retain its pocket-friendly size of 5.7 inches although OLED technology is slated to be incorporated into the upcoming phablet by Samsung. Pegged to sport and edge-to-edge display with 4K resolution and a 100% screen-to-body ratio, the design of the Galaxy Note 8 is void of bezels on the front panel of the device. The Note 8 is expected to feature two fingerprint scanners-one on the touch screen and the other on the rear camera panel. Also expected to be present is an iris scanner adding to the supreme grade security of the device.
The Note 8’s display panel is expected to sport Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The new glass solution from Corning that raises the bar for protection against drops higher than ever, surviving 1.6-meter, shoulder-height drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time.
Note 8 Processor
There is no doubt about the fact that Samsung’s next premium tablet will surely target their next smartphone to compete with the flagships of the bigger tech firms like Apple and LG and for that, a ramp up in the processor field is an absolute must. The Galaxy Note 7 featured the Snapdragon 821 chipset from Qualcomm technologies succeeding the Snapdragon 820. Now the CES 2017 saw the coveted chipset manufacturer announce their latest 10nm processor, the Snapdragon 835 in a collaboration with Samsung and is slated to be the chipset which every premium device of 2017 will trying to incorporate. With Samsung’s Galaxy S8 already slated to feature this chipset, there isn’t a doubt surrounding the fact that the Note 8 would do the same.
According to the Qualcomm, the new fabrication process makes the chipset up to 30 percent more efficient while offering performance improvement of 27 percent. The company claims that Snapdragon 835 will provide 40% more battery backup, which means higher battery backup irrespective of the size or density of the battery. A recent benchmark result leaked earlier this month has alleged that the 835 chipset has an octa-core design with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. The benchmark test also revealed the chipset will house an Adreno 540 GPU. The new Adreno 540 scored 30 percent faster than the current Adreno 530. Check Also Best Portable charger
The device variants of the Galaxy Note 8 will remain more or less the same with the single sim and dual sim variants of the device. The smartphone will sport an initial on-board memory of 128 GB, a significant ramp up from the 64GB offered in the Galaxy Note 7. Both the variants are slated to sport a 6GB RAM Specification and support extendable device memory upto 256 GB via Micro-SD cards.
Galaxy Note 8 Camera
The camera Specifications of Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus are more than impressive and nothing short of what a mid-level DSLR can offer in terms of picture sound and quality. And tha is exactly what Samsung is slating offer with their next gen smartphones. The Galaxy Note 8 is slated to feature a dual lens camera setup including a 16-megapixel Wide-angle while the other is a 16-megapixel telephoto lens with the f/2.8 aperture which will bring over optical zoom to the Note 8. The rear camera would sport video options like 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps and 720p@240fp along with Quad-tone flash, OIS and Professional camera mode to duplicate a DSLR experience. Reports suggest that the camera setup will be manufactured by Sony.
The device will also sport an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling purposes.
Yes. Samsung will definitely look to reflect back on the mistakes of their previous device on the battery front and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will surely not disappoint like its predecessors. The Note 8 is expected to sport a removable 4,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 4.0 support owing to the Snapdragon 835 processor. This is supposed to be 20% faster and 30% more power efficient than Quick Charge 3.0. For a user, this means five hours of battery backup on five minutes of charge. Qualcomm says that the Quick Charge 4.0 can charge a fully drained battery up to 50% in just 15 minutes though specific USB Type-C based adapters.
Galaxy Note 8 Release Date
Samsung already have their flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 lined up for a mid-2017 release to battle the likes of the LG and Apple flagships. However, the Note 7 which is expected to be of the same premium feature-rich smartphone genre might still make an appearance towards the end of the year once Apple’s September launch event kicks off. Samsung has already been hot on the heels of Apple trying to overtake the Cupertino-based firms iPhone popularity and the Note 8 might just be one trump card for the South Korean Giants to triumph with later this year. Although pinpointing an exact release date would be quite a difficult job considering the fact that the tech firm will be looking to feature the device sometime this year itself, a November-December release date for the Galaxy Note 8 is completely possible. Although, there have been further significant reports pertaining to a Note 8 release date in 2018, the next bit of concrete information will only surface once Samsung decides to shed more light on their upcoming premium phablet.
Galaxy Note 8 Price
Prior to the device getting banned, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did sport a quite hefty price tag of roundabout Rs.60,000. Considering that the phone did pack in the best in-class specifications, the pricing wasn’t questioned much but the battery issues did cause a mayhem. The Galaxy Note 8 is slated to bear significant ramp ups from the Note 7 and an increase in price is unprecedented . The upcoming phablet from the South Korean Tech Firm will bear a price tag close to the Rs.70,000 monikor making it one of the most expensive gadgets in the market.
The Galaxy Note 8 is slated to be Samsung’s comeback in their Note line of devices after a slight blip last year and will surely turn out to be one hell of a gadget once it is unveiled by the company. Though that might take a bit more time than expected, Samsung is striving to make sure that the Note 8 is worth the wait.