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A Reuters report adds credibility to the Galaxy Note 8's rumored August launch

The ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. (Source: Samsung)
The ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. (Source: Samsung)
Summer is about to get a lot hotter with the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The premier phablet is expected to be slightly larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus and feature dual rear cameras.

There's a Samsung launch event taking place in late August, and guess who's been invited to the party? The Galaxy Note 8, that's who! Reuters reports that the handset which popularized the term "phablet" is making its return this summer in New York City.

According to the source that spoke with Reuters, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a curved screen that is "marginally larger" than that of the Galaxy S8 Plus, which measures 6.2 inches. The Note 8 will come with two rear cameras, which isn't surprising given the current dual-camera setup trend. The source declined to provide additional specifics.

Also absent was any mention of price. Reuters contacted Samsung in an attempt to get some more details, but the company's spokesperson declined to comment.

An August launch for the Galaxy Note 8 seems very credible. Samsung has previously announced Note devices during the same time period and, as The Verge notes, hitting the market in mid-summer would give Samsung a running start against Apple and its upcoming anniversary edition iPhone. Here's hoping that the Note 8 gets off to a better start than its unfortunate predecessor.

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John Garcia, 2017-06-20 (Update: 2017-06-20)
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