Samsung is rumored to be developing a 2017 version of its popular Galaxy Note smartphone, even after the share of problems with the 2016 Galaxy Note 7. This week, a code-name leaked for what could be the Galaxy Note 8. It’s ‘Baikal’, which is the name of a very large lake in Siberia, considered to be the deepest in the world.
There have been questions raised over if Samsung would continue to develop the Galaxy Note family of devices after the Galaxy Note 7’s disastrous launch last summer, but this leak could mean that the South Korean conglomerate is still working on a new device. Unfortunately, the leak consists solely of the project code-name and there are no details of possible specifications the device may include. However, we can speculate.
For 2017, the Galaxy Note 8 is likely to be similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices. This probably means a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and plentiful of RAM. For the Galaxy S8 family, Samsung is believed to be offering larger displays, which has been one of the hallmarks of the Galaxy Note family along with the S Pen, Samsung’s smart stylus. Other possible specification details for the Galaxy Note 8 include a 4K resolution display that will improve the virtual reality performance, as well as Samsung’s rumored artificial intelligent virtual assistant, ‘Bixby’.
If Samsung is indeed planning a Galaxy Note 8 device for later this year, one thing is for certain. And that is, that the company will have taken special measures to avoid the battery issues that arose with the Galaxy Note 7. Plenty more is to be learned about the rumored Galaxy Note 8, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Our focus for right now is on the Galaxy S8, which is said to debut this March.