The long awaited launch of the Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 8 phone has been rumored for a couple of weeks. However, it may be released to the consumers earlier that they expect it.
Reason for the Speculation
According to last week’s reports, a German retailer started registering the Samsung Galaxy J5 on its website. He gave it a release date, which is June 22. On the other hand, the same phone was shown on Amazon France. This leads to a speculation that an announcement from the company could be within days or hours away. It is revealed in the Amazon France listing that the Galaxy J5 will be available in black and gold with a price of $314.
Is the Mystery Phone Identified?
Samsung confirmed that they are preparing to release a new smartphone in the second half of the year. This led to a speculation that a new version of Galaxy Note will be joining the S8 line-up of smartphones. The company says in a press release that they are aiming at improving their yearly performance by optimizing sales of their Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. They are also aiming to improve their sales by successfully releasing a new flagship smartphone in the second half. The company did not precisely name the Galaxy Note 8, but all indications lead to it.
The phone is expected to feature the Exynos 7870 chipset and 5.2-inch HD display. The new smartphone will most likely have 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. It will be expanded via a microSD slot. It is also anticipated to support payments that are contactless. The phone will also feature Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. And finally, its body will most likely be similar to other Galaxy devices. This is all according to Android Authority.
It is really obvious that Samsung made a big hit with their Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The hit was so big that consumers mostly forgot or forgave about the last issue of the Galaxy Note 7. Shortly after Galaxy Note 7 was launched, a lot of reports started surfacing that its battery was susceptible to catching fire. The issue became worse when the company recalled the defective phones but most of the replacements were also prone to catching fire. This forced the company to kill the entire device and hurt its reputation.