Samsung’s next flagship will be the Galaxy Note 8, which is not exactly a secret.
The Korean mobile phone maker confirmed that it’s not killing the Note line regardless of what happened last year, and we’ve already seen a lot of reports detailing some of the Galaxy Note 8’s brand-new features.
But the most recent rumor might bring the finest news of all, due to the fact that it appears to indicate the phone could strike stores even quicker than we expected.
According to Galaxy Club’s sources, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature an Infinity display much like the gorgeous screen on the Galaxy S8. If there’s one “validated” feature of the Galaxy Note 8, it’s the screen. After all, the Infinity display is the Galaxy S8’s best feature.
The report also says the Galaxy Note 8 will be running Android 7.1.1. That’s a crucial detail since it indicates that the phone will not launch with Android O straight from the box. That might indicate that Samsung will not have access to the last version of Android O in time for the Galaxy Note 8’s launch.
It’s not likely for Samsung to run Nougat on the Galaxy Note 8 during testing then release it running Android O.
If the report is precise, it means Samsung doesn’t intend to delay the Galaxy Note 8’s launch for too long. Some earlier reports said the Galaxy Note 8 might be unveiled behind the expected late August or early September date due to the fact that Samsung wishes to take additional care that it doesn’t repeat any of its errors from in 2015 with the Note 7.
Android O, meanwhile, is anticipated to debut eventually in the third quarter of the year, slightly ahead of the Pixel 2’s arrival.