Samsung had suffered a serious setback last year owing to a large number of reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding owing to faulty battery concerns. The incidents started hogging the lime light in August of 2016 with the South Korean tech firm suspending sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and announcing an informal recall, after it was found that a manufacturing defect in the phones’ batteries had caused some of them to generate excessive heat, resulting in fires and explosions. The company exchanged the affected phones for a new revision, which utilised batteries sourced from a different supplier. However, after reports emerged of incidents where these replacement phones also caught on fire, Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide on 10 October 2016, and permanently ceased production of the device on 11 October.
The huge controversy and the recalling of the devices did result in the company incurring a heavy financial loss with the continuation of the Note 7 series of smartphones from Samsung under a considerable amount of doubt. However, the tech giants seem to have put their miseries behind them as news of the Galaxy Note 8 surfacing sometime late this year have been substantial and the continuation of the premium phablet line-up from Samsung inevitable now. And it seems that the company have strived to do everything to make the upcoming device more powerful as well as safer from its earlier variants. The news came from none other than Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh, killing all rumours of the death of the Note series.
With a strong reason to believe that the Note Series is still a favourite among the people, he went on to provide concrete assurance in the fact that the Note 8 will guarantee safety from battery related issues. One concern which might just be pondering over a lot of people’s minds. The company unveiled a new 8-point quality assurance plan meant to prevent battery accidents from occurring on future Galaxy phones — with the Note 8 being one of the very first alongside Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8. According to Samsung’s Tim Baxter, president of the company’s US division, more than 10,000 Note customers signed up to stay connected to Samsung for more updates. On top of that, there’s a large base of Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 users who want an upgrade. Something which gives further confirmation of the fact that the Note series is till in popular demand.
There is no concrete release date pertaining to the Galaxy Note 8 with Samsung already busy in build-up to the launch of the flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone which is pegged to be their first device to ditch the home button, incorporate dual-lens camera setup as well as Samsung’s own AI assistant Bixby.