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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Leaks, features, pricing and release date

20 December 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Leaks, features, pricing and release date

However, Korean site Naver reports (translated) that Samsung will push back the Galaxy Note 7 announcement to April, choosing to unveil the device at a separate, later event in NY rather than the MWC. Unlike the Galaxy C-series devices launch, the upcoming Galaxy A series devices will see a global launch.

It was first reported that Samsung would introduce us to the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017 on February 26. According to the latest statement from the firm's President, they are not going to reveal anything related to the Galaxy Note 7's explosions, not so much as an apology to consumers for giving them so much grief over the course of several months.

It looks like the Galaxy Note 7 is to blame for the apparent delay.

As it requires over a time period of six months designing and completing the test procedures for a new device, we might not see the Galaxy S8 carrying the LG made battery.

In order to keep most of the customers who purchase the Galaxy Note 7, the handset maker offered interesting incentives to those who switched to another Samsung smartphone like the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge.

But a Korean report quotes analysts at Goldman Sachs estimates that the Galaxy S8 will be 15-20 per cent more expensive. The Galaxy S7 Edge is on average $50 pricier than the flat Galaxy S7.

After a rough year for Samsung and its exploding smartphones, the South Korean technology giant is doing everything it can to ensure that 2017 is a better year than 2016 was.

For the past few years, Samsung has been competing against the latest Apple iPhone with a brand new Galaxy S model. Samsung is banking hard on the Galaxy S8 to make a strong comeback. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

In the USA market, more than 93 percent of Note 7s sold have been returned, Samsung said in a statement released earlier this week.

The Galaxy Note 7, which packed in a lovely 5.7-inch curved display, iris scanner, and unbelievable new features was termed the best phone of 2016.