Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date, Specs, Features, News & Update: Smartphone Along With Galaxy S8 Cancelled? Note 7 Controversy Caused Delay

By Ivan M. , Updated Nov 30, 2016 08:03 AM EST

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 have become favorite subjects of numerous rumors and speculations all over the Internet since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Several reports have emerged suggesting that the South Korean company is currently developing its next major smartphone in Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it will be released in early 2017. However, new reports suggest that Samsung is going to cancel the development of the highly anticipated smartphone due to its battery supplier, which decided to back out from the project.

According to a report by Digital Trends, SDI, the smartphone company's in-house battery supplier, is said to have backed out from the development after feeling the pressure that caused by the Galaxy Note 7 controversy. Although neither Samsung nor SDI has released an official statement with regard to the issue, tech observers believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might no longer arrive in the first quarter of 2017. What's interesting is that the development of its flagship the Samsung Galaxy S8 might also be cancelled until the company finds another battery supplier.

There are speculations suggesting that the reason why SDI decided to cut its partnership with Samsung is because it could no longer meet the growing demand of the company due to the impending development of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8. As of the moment, fans and critics are still waiting for both companies to make an official announcement with regard to the rumors.

Meanwhile, according to Forbes, Samsung has remained to be a strong brand d name despite the recent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The company has also assured its costumers that the batteries in its other handheld devices are safe. Fans are still positive that the company will stick with its schedule regarding the launching of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Stay tuned for more news and updates about Samsung and its future releases.

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