The South Korean conglomerate has scheduled the Galaxy Note 9 announcement on Thursday, August 9. The next Note is expected to have a slightly larger screen and battery, an upgraded S-Pen stylus and improved cameras.
Samsung’s next-generation Note flagship could be just two months away as supposedly poor sales of the Galaxy S9 series prompted the South Korean firm to roll out the next Note one month earlier, as early as August. Plus, a foldable “Galaxy X” device will reportedly be joining the lineup in 2019.
Following the exploding Note 7 fiasco, Samsung has been focused on regaining user trust and today the company told Reuters that the Note brand will continue with an eighth-generation device due for an announcement in August.
During its press conference Monday morning, Samsung shared the findings of Note 7 investigations conducted by itself and three independent industry firms. In the aftermath of Note 7 fires, Samsung’s won’t be unveiling its next-generation iPhone rival at the Mobile World Congress in February as previously thought, Samsung told Reuters.
Samsung on Monday held a press conference to share results of its investigation into Note 7 fires that forced the South Korean firm to temporarily recall and eventually permanently discontinue its supposed iPhone killer.
For starters, the original battery made by Samsung SDI was irregularly sized and had a flaw in the upper right corner that could cause a short circuit.
A third-party battery made by Amperex Technology was used in replacement Note 7 units, but it suffered from a manufacturing issue that could cause the battery to catch fire because of a welding defect. The company announced new and enhanced quality assurance measures to improve product safety.
Apple’s next iPhone is expected to adopt a 5.8-inch wraparound AMOLED display that utilizes a fixed flex screen like Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.
That’s according to a note Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri issued to investors on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. Arcuri refers to the so-called tenth anniversary iPhone as “iPhone X”.
The analyst claims the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus models may switch from LCDs to AMOLEDs, too, if Samsung Display is able to supply enough panels to Apple.