Back in 2011 Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note and created the phablet niche. Initially mocked, people soon realized a big-screen device is actually a great idea and the Note devices were soon some of the most sought-after on the market.
But when the Galaxy Note7 went up in flames (pun intended) many suspected the lineup will be no more as Samsung tries to distance itself from the failure. Luckily that’s not the case though and we will be seeing a Galaxy Note 8 later this year.
The news was brought by DJ Koh, Samsung’s Mobile chief who said in an interview that the company will keep working on Note-series smartphones.
We found through the investigative process that there are lots and lots of loyal Note customers.
Tim Baxter, president of Samsung US added, that a large base of Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5 customers are still loyal and waiting for an upgrade.
So the company will proceed to deliver said upgrade. Here’s hoping that it’s good enough to make up for last year’s fiasco.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 won’t appear at Mobile World Congress
Hankering after a Galaxy S8? Well you’re going to have to wait.
Samsung will not unveil its next flagship phone atin Barcelona next month, the company revealed Sunday.
The announcement was made by Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin and confirmed in an email to CNET on Monday.
“Samsung can confirm the company will not unveil its flagship product at Mobile World Congress this year,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement.
The decision follows a thorough investigation into a fault with the Galaxy Note 7 that caused the phone to be recalled twice and then discontinued altogether in late 2016. Samsung revealed that, as suspected, it was a flaw with the phone’s battery that instigated multiple incidents in which Note 7 devices caught fire.
MWC, the world’s biggest trade show for mobile phones, has been used in the past by Samsung and other phone manufacturers as an opportunity to lift the lid on their most important devices of the year.
The Note 7 debacle is likely to have put the brakes on the launch, but Samsung has increasingly hosted its Samsung Unpacked events, during which it unveils its most exciting new mobile products, away from the chaos of trade shows. This trend looks set to continue now.
Following the S8 launch, which is expected to take place this spring, Samsung is also set to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 later in the year. In spite of the bad publicity generated by its overheating predecessor, the company is not giving up on the Note brand and believes loyal customers will flock to buy the phone.