Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date Set For Next Month In August

Samsung just bought a text-to-speech company to presumably help with its Bixby smart speaker

Samsung just bought a text-to-speech company to presumably help with its Bixby smart speaker

Samsung plans to launch its Galaxy Note 8 handset on August 23 at an event in NY, according to The Bell. The company is planning to grab this opportunity to boost its Note 8 sales it seems.

Several reports regarding Samsung's plans to renew its rugged Galaxy S8 have been around for quite some time. A launch after that shows would guarantee the Note 8 more coverage than it would get if launched during the show. Maybe Samsung should continue to make an updated version of the Note 7 at a lesser price, even when the Galaxy Note 8 comes to the market.

Samsung will probably announce the Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August at an event in NY.

The Korean site The Investor has reported that Samsung has been primarily seeking engineers in the United States and in Europe, with numerous candidates already being interviewed last month. It will be interesting to see how the mass markets worldwide would adopt the Galaxy Note 8, especially after the Note7 recall fiasco. That device might be the Galaxy C7 (2017). While the first two devices are believed to be a smartphone, the other one is heavily rumored to be the new line-up of tablets offered by Samsung. With that in mind, Apple may be forced to delay the phone, potentially giving the Galaxy Note 8 more time to enjoy uncontested shelf space.

Meanwhile, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities has revealed that Note 8 will sport a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS (CMOS image sensors) which will be coupled with dual photodiode and enable users to capture better low-light shots.

The report further mentions that the smartphone could be priced at $1000 in the home country, which roughly translates to Rs 64,695.

It's worth noting that this phone will be available for purchase in Korea exclusively through SK Telecom, one of the largest carriers in South Korea. Lastly, it will come with an enhanced S Pen and will also support DeX. The phone will be backed by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

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