Despite the Galaxy Note7 disaster last year, Samsung will continue to keep the Galaxy Note brand alive. In a recent interview, the company’s head of Mobile Unit D.J Koh promised Samsung will “bring back a safer and very innovative Note8.”
Usually, Samsung unveils a new Note product during the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, but given that the Galaxy S8 will arrive later this year, it’s very possible the Note8 will be postponed as well.
Anyway, as we’re waiting for the Galaxy S8 to go official, a few new details about the upcoming phablet have emerged into the wild.
According to sources coming out out of China, the Galaxy Note8 might be codeamed Baikal. You know, the Siberian lake in Russia which is also known to be the deepest in the world? We have no idea why Samsung would name its upcoming phablet Baikal, at least not for the time being.
Previous rumours also said the Galaxy Note8 might the first Samsung phone to arrive with a 4K display. The device should also take advantage of the company’s virtual assistant.
It will be interesting to see how Samsung plans the differentiate the Galaxy S family from the Note one, given that the Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive in 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch flavors – basically entering the phablet sector. What’s more, rumours would have us believe the Galaxy S8 will also launch with a S Pen companion (optional).