When Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was discontinued, there were rumors that the Korean tech giant will subsequently discontinue the entire Galaxy Note series.
However, the tech giant, later on, confirmed that the plans for the Galaxy Note 8 were already up and running by the time the Note 7 was dying. With this in mind, there was still nothing that was going to stand in the way of the company.
Soon after the release of Samsung Galaxy S8, even more rumors and leaks of the alleged Galaxy Note 8 started showing up, adding more weight to the fact that the Note series is not dead. Well, apparently, the Galaxy Note 8 has already entered the testing stage, with a controversial Chinese tipster revealing that the phone is currently running software version N9500ZCU0AQEF.
If you are familiar with Samsung Galaxy phones’ model numbers, you’ll be quick to notice that this is a Chinese variant of the phone, something the tipster also confirms. We don’t know the exact date that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8, but this is an indicator that the phone could be ready in time for an August release, just like last year’s Note 7.
Samsung GALAXY Note 8 Chinese version start testing!
— 萌萌的电教 (@mmddj_china) May 30, 2017
Alternatively, the tech giant might have begun the tests early enough so as to avoid any repeat of what happened with the Note 7, something that could mean the phone won’t be ready by the time August is here. In fact, this could be a possibility as Samsung has plans to refurbish the Galaxy Note 7 and sell it in some markets that are yet to be determined.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to keep the same design language as the Galaxy S8 and S8+and it could also be the first in the Note series to ship with a dual-lens camera. The same Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 processors will be running the show and even though a 6GB RAM has been touted, don’t be surprised if there are variants with 4GB RAM.
Note that these are based on rumors and anything might come out different, so make sure you take them with a grain of salt.
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