Samsung's Return with Galaxy Note 8


The one thing that we can not make out in the dummy unit is where the S-Pen would be placed on the device.

Faulty batteries in the Note 7 resulted in explosions and a big blow to Samsung's reputation. Now, if the source is to be believed, Samsung will introduce three Galaxy Note 8 variants, all three of which will have 6GB of RAM, but will ship with different storage setups, read on.

Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is yet to be uncovered officially by the South Korean tech giant, it has apparently made an appearance on the GFXBench bench-marking website. Samsung is again on the radar as Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall on certain Galaxy Note 4 batteries.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been leaked previously many times. The new phone will also be the first to run Android O. The second generation Pixel phones will not, however, be available until late-September/early-October 2017 alongside the final version of the Android O release.

Following the breakout of this issue, Samsung was quick to respond and a spokesperson was quoted by The Verge as saying, "FedEx Supply Chain is conducting this recall of non-genuine Samsung batteries as some of them are counterfeit".

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The Galaxy Note 8's launch is right around the corner, with Samsung going all-out in its efforts to promote the phone and make people forget about the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7.

The good news is that, even though there are around 10,200 batteries affected by the recall, there has only been one report of a counterfeit battery overheating.

The batteries in question were installed in refurbished AT&T Galaxy Note 4 units. "The refurbishment programme was managed by FedEx Supply Chain and operated independently of Samsung".

However, it is more than possible that the same level of responsibility was not displayed when incorporating batteries in previous-generation smartphones and those ramifications have started to materialize starting with the Galaxy Note 4.

Though the Note 4 is a three-year-old phone, the affected units were sent out pretty recently.