Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs, Features, News & Update: Phablet to Carry Foldable Design? Samsung to Use LG-Made Batteries; More Details Revealed

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Dec 19, 2016 08:33 AM EST

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has recently been rumored to be canceled by the South Korean tech giant due to its recent Galaxy Note 7 controversy. Previous speculations suggested that Samsung will discontinue the Galaxy Note series; however, new reports have emerged saying that Samsung will make the new Galaxy Note 8 with foldable design.

Although Samsung has yet to confirm the reports, fans are positive that the company will make an official announcement early next year. It would be interesting how Samsung would position its rumored features on a foldable-designed smartphone. Aside from its exterior features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is also expected to arrive with advanced specs under the hood.

There are reports saying that Samsung will focus more on its safety features during the development of Samsung Galaxy Note 8. According to a report by GSM Arena, Samsung has apparently tapped LG to help them develop a much safer battery system to avoid future issues with their devices. It appears that the next Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will carry an LG-made battery called LG Chem.

However, the partnership is said to be under negotiation as nothing has been finalized yet. Nonetheless, industry observers believe that this move will be good for Samsung as they try to regain consumers' trust after the Galaxy Note 7 controversy. If the deal pushes through, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, alongside its new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to carry an LG battery.

Meanwhile, according to Trusted Review, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will most likely sport the same screen size as its predecessor. The device is said to come out in two variants, which will differ in display technology - the entry model will have 2K support, while the high-end variation of the phablet is expected to have a full 4K resolution.

As of the moment, Samsung has yet to provide the release date details of its new Samsung Galaxy Note 8; however, fans expect the company to release an official statement anytime soon. Stay tuned for more news and updates.

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