When the Galaxy Note 7 went up in flames quite literally last year, it was rumored that perhaps Samsung would ditch the Galaxy Note series as many considered it difficult for the series to bounce back from the battery fire fiasco. We now know that this is not how it’s going to turn out because Samsung has confirmed that it’s going to launch a new Note handset later this year. A new report today claims to bring us the codename of the Galaxy Note 8.

According to the report, Samsung has assigned the codename “Baikal” to the Galaxy Note 8. For those who are unaware, Baikal is a lake in southern Siberia, it’s believed to be the deepest lake in the world. Just how that’s relevant to the Galaxy Note 8 remains to be seen.

Samsung has obviously not confirmed if this is really the codename for its next flagship phablet and we can’t expect it to. The company won’t launch the Galaxy Note 8 before the fall because that’s when it normally launches new Note series handsets.

Rumor has it that the Galaxy Note 8 is going to feature a 4K display, the AI virtual assistant Bixby that it will introduce with the Galaxy S8, and batteries possibly made by rival LG. None of this has been officially confirmed at this point in time and we can’t reasonably expect Samsung to say anything about the Galaxy Note 8 at this point in time.

What we do know for sure is that there’s going to be a Galaxy Note 8. We’ll just have to wait and see how it turns out.

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