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Samsung is not pulling the plug on the Galaxy Note lineup

The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, shortly before its untimely recall. (Source: GSMArena)
The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, shortly before its untimely recall. (Source: GSMArena)
Samsung is banking on the hope that consumers will forgive them for the unfortunate battery design flaw in the Note 7 that cost the company dearly. The Galaxy Note 8 has a tough job ahead as it aims to win consumers back after a troubling misstep.

Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh said in an interview that the company was continuing to work on the next Galaxy Note device in spite of the heavy price the company paid after users discovered that some Galaxy Note 7 devices suffered from battery overheating. In some cases, this faulty battery had explosive results that were widely reported in the media.

Even so, president of Samsung US Tim Baxter says that based on a Samsung investigation, there are many loyal Samsung Note users still out there waiting for an upgrade for their Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5. He intends to make sure they get one.The Galaxy Note 8 is scheduled for release some time later this year at an unspecified date.

Samsung pioneered the phablet genre with the first Galaxy Note, which appeared in 2011 with what was then considered a massive 5.3-inch 800x1280-pixel display. Compare that with the iPhone 4S which came out that same year with a tiny 3.5-inch 960x640-pixel display.

Samsung is certainly not afraid of taking risks with design, though the Galaxy Note 7 is proof that the pressure to innovate can have undesirable outcomes. The Galaxy Note 8 will undoubtedly have to impress in order to salvage the company’s reputation.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-01-24 (Update: 2017-01-24)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.