Galaxy Note 8 An AI-Driven, JBL-Tuned Beast Designed To Redeem Samsung In 2017? Latest Specs, Release Date And Rumors

Simon Alvarez - Author

Nov. 24 2016, Updated 3:11 p.m. ET

Samsung might have placed itself on dire straits due to the now-infamous Galaxy Note 7 debacle, but the company is far from giving up. Defying speculations that the Note line would be retired due to its damaged reputation, recent leaks and rumors point to Samsung pulling all stops in creating the Galaxy Note 8, its most formidable enterprise-grade phablet yet. While very little official information is available about the upcoming device, The Note 8, which is scheduled for a 2017 release, is slowly coming to form through rumors and leaks.

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During the height of the Note 7 disaster, speculations were high that the end of Samsung’s premiere phablet line would soon be at hand. With Note devices being labeled as sleek, nondescript sticky bombs capable of setting vehicles on fire, it seemed like Samsung’s flagship phablet was all but over. Just months after Samsung opted to discontinue the device, however, rumors started emerging that the South Korean tech giant was not throwing the towel on its flagship device just yet. The legitimacy of these rumors appeared to have been confirmed by smartphone analyst Evan Blass, who posted a tweet featuring the model numbers of Samsung’s 2017 flagships.

While the first two model numbers in Blass’ tweet most likely correspond to the rumored 5.7-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the third model number, SM-N950, seemed to point to the Galaxy Note 8. Over the years, Samsung’s Note line of devices has always been designated with the SM-N model number, with the Galaxy Note 7 being SM-N930 and the Note 5 being SM-N920. With this in mind, the model number stated in Blass’ tweet definitely seemed to correspond to the Note 8.


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