This is a rumor that we hear almost every year when a new Samsung flagship is in the pipeline so it’s not surprising to see it resurface for the Galaxy Note 8 as well. According to the rumor which comes from the company’s home market of South Korea, Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 8 earlier than expected.

It’s claimed that the successor to Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 flagship is going to be launched earlier than planned. Samsung is reportedly going to unveil the handset by mid-August.

Samsung is claimed to have decided this as it wants to get a leg up on the competition, particularly the iPhone 8, which is due this September. Having its new flagship smartphone out in the market first would give the company a first-mover advantage with the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung has previously launched new Galaxy Note handsets at the IFA trade show in Berlin which normally takes place in September. However, the company is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 at a special event in New York.

Nothing is known for sure at this point in time so for all we know none of this might be true. We don’t know much about the device itself right now, let alone the plans for its release.

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