Earlier this week, Samsung started to send out invitations to its next Unpacked event held like always in New York City. This time conference is scheduled to August 23rd. The news keeps in line with the South Korean tech giant’s announcement issued last week, in which the company revealed that they soon plan to took the wraps off of its newest phablet flagship.
Samsung officially invites to the Galaxy Note 8-dedicated Unpacked event. The conference is planned to take place in NYC on August 23rd.
Although the invitation doesn’t include the “Galaxy Note 8” name, it gives strong hints so as to the hardware the event will be focused on. Perhaps the words “Samsung Galaxy Note 8” aren’t written in the invitation, the blue silhouette resembling the Samsung S Pen and the tagline “Do bigger things” leave no shadow of a doubt that on August 23rd we will witness the launch of the successor of the ill-fated Note 7.
Just like last year, continuing its traditional launch cycle, Samsung will release the next Note phablet in the second half of the year. The upcoming Note 8 is the successor to the Note 7, which was withdrawn from the market due to the explosive battery affair. However, luckily for Samsung, the Note 7 recall doesn’t seem to affect its reputation as the latest financial reports states that the sales of the Galaxy S8 series were 15 percent higher than the Galaxy S7. Even though, learning from their mistakes, Samsung introduced a new harsh battery testing policy. All new cells are exposed to high temperatures and extensive usage to make sure they’re completely safe.
Moving on to the Galaxy Note 8, the phablet is expected to come with a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display offering 18.5:9 aspect ratio found in the Galaxy S8 line. Dependently on the region, the device will work on either the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 chips. Both will be paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage optionally. In addition, leaks suggest that the handset will feature dual lens, generous 3,300 mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for advanced data protection and S Pen-dedicated input.
Since we still have more than a month to the Note 8’s premiere, be sure that there will be masses of leaks and rumors discussing the device’s potential specs. Those of us who didn’t receive the invitation to the Unpacked event, may benefit from live stream and watch the whole conference on Samsung official pages.