After the battery issues starting showing up on the Note 7, rumors indicated that Samsung might have dropped the Galaxy Note brand name permanently, but according to a new leak, it looks like the smartphone brand name is alive and kicking. The company has already been reported to be working on two Galaxy S8 models, but aside from that, the latest leak also claims that Galaxy Note 8 work in underway too.
Evan Blass, a popular Twitter user when it comes to leaks related to smartphones, tablets and whatnot has listed the model names of the three smartphones that are going to be arriving in 2017, and their details have been listed below:
Galaxy S8 model names:
Galaxy Note 8 model name:
Looking at how all previous Galaxy Note 8 models have been named as the above, it looks like the leak could be correct about the upcoming phablet. Samsung has been reported to begin internal testing of both Galaxy S8 models starting from January 2017, and it looks like Galaxy Note 8 could be a part of those tests as well. These internal tests could be revolved majorly on the battery portions of the smartphone, since the last thing Samsung absolutely needs right now is another Galaxy Note 7 incident.
The company was also reported to have rushed the Note 7 in order to get an advantage over the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and though Samsung succeeded on that front, the repercussions were dire. It looks like Samsung is going to maintain the same release month of its Galaxy Note 8, which is probably going to be sometime in September 2017.
It is expected that the phablet will feature Samsung’s own Exynos chipset just like last time, coupled with a powerful ARM Mali-G71 graphics processor.