To have an advantage over the competition, especially Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, Samsung will reportedly launch the new Galaxy Note 8 in August this year.
“Galaxy Note 8 will feature a dual-camera system and a slightly larger curved display than the Galaxy S8 Plus, which is in line with rumours from earlier this year,” tech website theverge.com reported.
Samsung has previously launched Note range of devices at the IFA event in Berlin but now rumours suggest August 26 launch in New York.
An August launch will give the South Korean giant nearly three weeks to create a commercial buzz and to bring in its flagship device in the market before tenth anniversary iPhone launch.
In April, Samsung launched its flagship devices Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India that come equipped with a voice assistant called Bixby.
The devices feature "Infinity Display" and bezel-less design offering users’ 18 per cent more screen with no buttons. For security, the smartphones are packed with a fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, in addition to pin and pattern to unlock the devices.
Samsung S8 and S8+ sport 12MP rear cameras with optical image stabilisation and a 8MP auto-focus front snapper. The devices run on Android 7.0 Nougat. While S8 has a 3,000 mAh battery, S8+ boasts a 3,500 mAh battery.
After the overwhelming response of Galaxy S8 and S8+, the company has also launched a new variant of Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage which is priced at Rs 74,990.