Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date, Specs and Leaks: One Model Number to be Skipped for Note Installment? Features and Price Details

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 13, 2016 09:34 AM EST

After the battery explosion issue of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the tech company is hoping to recover by releasing a powerful and well-developed Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Fans are hoping that the device will come out next week.

Famous leaker Evan Blass recently mentioned that Samsung is now working on the Galaxy Note 8 but is skipping one model number for the device. "Samsung Galaxy S8 models are indeed skipping SM-G94* model numbers, will ship as SM-G950 & SM-G955. Know what else is in the works? SM-N950," he announced.

The Galaxy Note 7 was the SM-930 but it has been discontinued because of battery problems and explosion issues. Samsung has asked its customers to return their units and exchange them for other high-end Samsung phones like the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Why skip one model number?

As for skipping model number SM-N94*, it is believed that people from South Korea associates No. 4 with bad luck. The company definitely do not want to have problems with the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 because it will be their shot at redemption.

Specs and features

Though there is still no official word whether Samsung will indeed release a Galaxy Note 8, fans are hoping the company will still give the Note series a chance. If this will not be possible, a lot are looking forward for the release of a powerful tablet.

Release date and unveiling

Speculated to be revealed this coming January, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could come with improved functionality with the help of an all-new S Pen. The pointel tool redesign is thought to help users do more and perform better functions with their phablets.

The next installment is also believed to have a revamp for its look like a change in color offerings and coating details. If not announced in January, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress in March.

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