It was August 2016 when Samsung released its smartphone flagship in the form of the Galaxy Note 7. Given that, the Note 7 yielded a battery issue which led to the massive recall of the particular handset due to its fire problem. Recent reports claim that the mobile chief of Samsung, DJ Koh, confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will arrive this year.
According to Android Central, DJ Koh announced that the Galaxy Note series will still continue despite the drawback that it experienced with the Note 7. The announcement was done during the presentation of the results pertaining to the investigation on what really caused the Galaxy Note 7's defect. The investigation proved that the cause of the handset's fire was due to its battery. After reviewing the results, Koh assured Samsung users that the company will do a better and safer Galaxy Note 8. The mobile chief added that there are still many faithful customers of the Note series.
On the other note, despite the excitement of various Note followers, it has been confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will not be launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this end of February, Reuters reported. According to the same publication, the delay was caused by the failure of the Note 7, but Ko's statement suggests that the company is going to exert extra effort in order to regain the trust of its loyal users. It was also noted that the annual release of the latest flagship in the galaxy note series was always in February at the MWC event. However, this year will be different due to the battery problem that caused Note 7's fire issue. The report does emphasize that Samsung also needs to prove that it has resolved the Note 7's problem in order to pacify the possible hesitations of its investors.
As of the moment, there is still no official release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but rumor has it that the handset might be released this April.