Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs, Release Leaks: 4K Display, S Pen, Bixby & VR Compatibility; Coming In Second Half Of 2017 [Video]

Samsung won't let the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 to damage the goodwill of its Galaxy Note phablet series. However the fresh news says that, the tech giant will supposedly release the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of 2017. It will feature a 4K display, Bixby personal assistant, and more.

The information is coming via Korea which is noted by Forbes, says that the Samsung could well skip its regular introduction spot at Mobile World Congress in February. In its place Samsung is thought to be planning for a separate event in New York in March with the Galaxy S8 subsequently not going on sale until April 18th.

Since it was believed at that the Note 7's battery was the main culprit, then Samsung had decided to release a software update for the smartphone that would limit its ability to charge more than 60 percent but its main goal was to force owners to stay, who were still refusing to exchange the defective device to do so, reports TechTimes.

According to Business Korea, Samsung is planning to release the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge/Plus in April that will reportedly feature 2K displays. The publication also says that Samsung will use higher resolution UHD (ultra-high definition) 4K Super AMOLED displays for improved VR (virtual reality), which will allow the smartphone to connect to a Gear VR wearable headset.

"Samsung will introduce 2K resolution displays in the Galaxy S8, but it will use 4K resolution displays in the Galaxy Note 8 to realize improved virtual reality (VR) functions. I heard that it will connect with new Gear VR wearable," report from Business Korea stated.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also sport the company's upcoming Bixby personal assistant because of the acquisition of the company Viv Labs, whose owners are credited with creating iOS's favourite assistant Siri.

Bixby will make its first appearance on the Galaxy S8 series and is also rumored that it will be much more advanced than Siri and on par with Android 7.0's Google Assistant. The Note 8 is also expected to have enhanced S Pen functionality and updated iris scanner, which debuted on the Note 7.

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