Samsung CEO DJ Koh has confirmed that the upcoming phablet Galaxy Note 8 will be announced during late last month. He made the confirmation during a small question and answer encounter with the Taiwanese media on the sidelines of an event which Samsung joined along with local carriers and was first reported by the Taiwanese website ePrice.
Koh did not mention any specific date or venue for the launch event but it is good to know that the phablet will be made official within just a little over a month from today. This falls in line with a previous rumor suggesting that the Galaxy Note 8 would be announced on August 23rd but it is still hard to tell if it will be the actual date.
While late August is the time frame when the Galaxy Note 8 will be announced, it will actually be made available for purchase in two waves. The first wave will start in September which is expected to include the United States, United Kingdom, and Samsung’s home country South Korea. As for other markets, fans will have to wait until October for the second wave to start and get their hands on the next Galaxy Note phablet.
There is no doubt that the Galaxy Note 7 proved to be a disaster last year but Samsung has high hopes from the successor. It recently launched the Galaxy Note Fan Edition which is basically a refurbished version with a smaller battery and is aimed at those who would still be interested in buying the device.
The Galaxy Note 8 is currently rumored to feature a bigger 6.4-inch display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and dual rear cameras. But as we are now only a few weeks away from the announcement, we will not have to wait too long to find out what exactly Samsung brings to the table.