Samsung announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 on Thursday, and aside from confirming that the Galaxy Note 7’s unfortunate demise took a toll on the revenue of its smartphone business, the firm also revealed that it’s planning to launch a new flagship in the second half of 2017.
That’s hardly big news, right? Samsung normally launches a new Galaxy Note in August, but due to the effect the Galaxy Note 7 had on its reputation, many people believed it would delay its successor — dubbed the Galaxy Note 8 — so it can create something truly spectacular to win back former customers.
What about specs?
Recent rumors point towards the Galaxy Note 8 sporting a 6.4-inch edge-to-edge Infinity Display, an in-house Exynos series (8895) processor, 6GB of RAM, iris recognition and a dual camera module similar to the one on board the iPhone 7 Plus, but on par in terms of quality with the upcoming iPhone 8.