Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date, News & Update: New Version to Replace Defective Note 7? Upgrade Program Offered to Affected Users

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Nov 02, 2016 06:00 AM EDT
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been rumored to be the next device that the Korean tech giant is releasing. Following the issues that the Galaxy Note 7 have brought to the company, many speculated that Samsung might just discontinue the units and just introduce a new one to get back up.

Samsung took a big blow and now dealing with the consequences brought about by the faulty Galaxy Note 7. Most probably, the biggest challenge that the company is facing right now is its falling market and lost of trust from customers. Now, it was said that the planned release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is to make up for the recent company losses.

On Reddit's Samsung discussion board, it was confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is on the way. Moreover, it was mentioned that the target release date for the Android smartphone is early 2017.

In other reports, Samsung is launching an upgrade program created exclusively for people who bought the Galaxy Note 7. In an effort to move on and compensate the inconvenienced customers, the tech company is offering trade-ins and big discounts when they buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

According to Reuters, buyers can avail this offer as soon as the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arrives. However, buyers should note that the deal is only available in South Korea at this time. There is no news yet regarding the availability of the upgrade program in other countries.

Although Samsung has not yet published any details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, experts are guessing that the unit will feature 4K curved Super AMOLED display and an S Pen. Finally, many believe that Samsung will not be producing the batteries for this new Galaxy Note anymore, rather LG Collins will be tapped to make it for the upcoming device. Watch the clip to know why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recalled:

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