The Galaxy Note is something that Samsung are going to want us to forget about quite quickly, with the South Korean company only just recently unveiling the cause of the batteries that were prone to exploding and catching fire. Along with the findings of their investigation, Samsung also released details on an internal quality assurance plan which added a number of steps to ensure that the battery would no longer be a problem in future handsets. Since then, speculation has been surrounding Samsung, and whether or not they would continue the Note range, which admittedly, now has a tarnished name. The latest information leak surrounding Samsung might be proof that they are planning on continuing their “phablet” range of phones, however, this time moving the name to a much more trusted one.
Details have emerged on what is being called the Samsung Galaxy S8+ which is set to feature a huge 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display. By doing this, Samsung is still able to fill the market between a normal handset and a tablet, whilst moving away from the Note range of products. This would fall more in line with Apple who have the larger siblings of their standard offerings labelled with a “+” to denote the larger display. We have to stress that this is not confirmed and could be subject to change, but below are the list of leaked specifications on the Galaxy S8+:
- 6.2”(full rectangle) / 6.1” (rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Display
- 12MP Dual Pixel Main Camera
- 8MP Front Facing Camera
- IP68 Dust and Water-resistant
- Iris Scanner
- Secured by Samsung Knox
- 64GB Memory with Support for External microSD Card (Sold Separately)
- 4GB RAM
- Samsung Pay
- Wireless Charging (Charging Pad Required, Sold Separately)
- Android Operating System
- Earphones tuned by AKG
If that list does bear some truth, then Samsung are on to a solid successor to the Note range, and with battery issues seemingly resolved, a resurgence into the phablet market. With MWC 2017 just a few days away, this could be on the cards for an official announcement, with the standard Galaxy S8 not making an appearance.