Samsung is expected to adopt the design language of the Galaxy S8 family for the Galaxy Note 8, which means that we should see new bezel-less Infinity Display, glass on both the back and front of the device, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (if Samsung can’t get its in-display fingerprint sensor operational ready in time). Where the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to distance itself from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is with the aforementioned S-Pen (and accompanying software suite), 6.3-inch display (compared to 6.2 inches for the Galaxy S8+) dual rear cameras and perhaps an even more powerful processor.
Most would expect that that Samsung would want to get as far away as possible from the fiery Galaxy Note 7 debacle from last year, but the company is actually embracing the disgraced flagship with the Galaxy Note Fan Edition. The rebranded Galaxy Note 7, which features a smaller battery to prevent unwanted flare-ups, went on sale in South Korea on July 7th. So far, sales of the Galaxy Note Fan Edition have been surprisingly strong given the baggage its brings.
Galaxy Note Fan Edition
"Note fans have driven the robust sales," said one telecom official in an interview with The Korea Times. "On top of that, its price is very attractive, compared with other flagship Android counterparts on the market."
Let’s just hope that Samsung has even better success with the Galaxy Note 8 and avoids the mistakes of the past.