The Galaxy Note 7 ended up being a disaster for Samsung even though it could have been one of the best-selling handsets. While there has been speculation about Samsung killing the Note lineup, so far it seems highly unlikely that the company would take such a major step. The rumor mill is convinced that there’s going to be a new Note handset this year and it’s now expecting the device to tout a 4K Ultra HD display.

4K displays have been rumored for Samsung flagships for a couple of years now but the company has stuck with the 2K display and is expected to do so for the Galaxy S8 as well.

The average user may not be able to tell the difference between a 2K and 4K display but such a high-resolution panel will provide an enhanced virtual reality experience, and since Samsung has really been pushing mobile VR these past few years, it makes sense for the company to finally make the jump.

It’s also claimed that Bixby, the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that the company is said to debut with the Galaxy S8, will make its way to the Galaxy Note 8. That’s to be expected if Bixby is indeed introduced with the Galaxy S8 in a couple of months from now.

No word as yet on whether Samsung is going to tweak the release timeline for the Galaxy Note 8. If history is any indication, we should expect the company to unveil its new phablet in August/September 2017.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung.

Key SpecsGalaxy Note 8Galaxy Note 7
Announced On2017/08/012016/08/02
Display Diagonal6.3" (16.00 cm)5.7" (14.48 cm)
Processor/Soc NameExynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8893
Street Price (Approx)~ $875
Search low Galaxy Note 8 price (Amazon)
~ $979
Search low Galaxy Note 7 price (Amazon)
Max. Total Storage Capacity512 GB320 GB
Megapixels12 Megapixel12 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)3300 mAh3500 mAh
Complete product dataSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Full specs and detailsSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Full specs and details
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