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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 set to go head to head with Apple's iPhone 8 with BOTH firms planning September launches

June 23, 2017 10:47 PM
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It seems Samsung believes its Galaxy Note 8 has what it takes to stand up to Apple's highly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone.

A new rumor brought to light, by ‘an individual briefed on the company’s plans’, has said the Samsung Note 8 will be unveiled in September, VentureBeat reported.

If true, the rivals will have to battle it out for the top spot in the market, but Samsung's handset is believed to boast a new design, cutting-edge software and costs less than the so-called 'iPhone 8'.

A new rumor brought to light by ‘an individual briefed on the company’s plans’, has said the Note 8 will be unveiled in September (pictured is a render that was released earlier this month)

Rumors surrounding the Note 8 first came to light in April, which had suggested that the Android could have significantly smaller bezels, an infinity screen and dual cameras.

Sources have suggested that the Note 8 will have an Infinity display, which has an 18.5-to-9 width-to-length ratio.

It will have 6GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel sensor for each of the dual cameras on the back.

And the new software that will improve split-screen multitasking, give the S Pen more capabilities and enable users to pin handwritten notes to the always-on display.

Rumors have said it will be unveiled in September and cost over $900 (€999).

The report comes from Evan Blass with VentureBeat, who noted the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 breaks Samsung tradition, as it will be the first ‘Samsung is counting on more than an expansive screen to differentiate the Note line from the S-series’.

If the rumors are true, than the Note 8 could be just as, or even more, attractive than the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 family released earlier this year.

The Note 8 is expected to boast cutting edge components, a dual camera setup and of course, the iconic S Pen stylus.

It is also said that the handset will have 6GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel sensor for each of the dual cameras on the back which is the first time Samsung has added this feature to any of its devices.

But Samsung seems to have not learned from its mistake of placing the fingerprint sensor on the back.

Although the repositioning to the back made room for the edge-to-edge screen for the Galaxy S8, some users have found that the rear-camera is constantly smudged, as they have to 'poke around to locate it'.

But the firm seems to have made up for the mishap with the new software that will improve split-screen multitasking, give the S Pen more capabilities and enable users to ‘pin handwritten notes to the always-on display,’ Blass explained.

However, the sleek design and cutting edge technology does come with a price - users should expect to pay a little over $900 (€999).

Although some my question the fate of the Note 8, it seems Samsung will not be a repeat offender, as this smartphone is set to be designed with a 3300mAh battery – the exploding Note 7 handsets had a 3500mAh battery.

Samsung had first dropped hints about a follow-up to its exploding Galaxy Note Series in April – the smartphones were found to have ‘irregularly sized’ batteries that caused them to overheat and catch fire.

Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the biggest blunders in smartphone history, the South Korean firm believes it's Note 8 has the ability to stand up to Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone 8.

And in order to do so, Samsung is set to release the smartphone before Apple's does theirs.

Samsung was forced to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 line last year after repeated reports from users that they were catching fire.

Airliners banned the devices over safety fears and the company had to recall three million handsets.

Samsung launched a vast inquiry into the issue that is expected to cost the company an estimate $5.3 billion.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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