Galaxy Note 7 Not Dead: Samsung To Rebrand Phablet Flagship as Galaxy S8 Plus on 2017 Release? [VIDEO]By Sarah T., UniversityHerald Reporter
The issues of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding is at the forefront of the Korean tech giant. Due to series of complaints about Galaxy Note 7, they choose to end the production and selling of the device prematurely, which means that Samsung's phablet flagship is officially dead.
However, the recent events did not deter Samsung from dipping its feet again into the waters of phablet territory, as Samsung will likely rebrand the Galaxy Note 7 as the Galaxy S8 Plus, BGR reported.
The aftermath of Note 7 battery explosions brought forth Samsung's idea of killing-off the phablet model and replacing it with a newer series that could potentially rehabilitate the Korean tech company's name, as well as continue the phablet craze that Samsung has started.
Apart from the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung will not jump ship on the other phablet models they have brought out. The continuous selling of mid-range models, such as the Galaxy A9, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy C7/C9, Galaxy E7 and the Galaxy J7, will attest to their commitment when it comes to jumbo smartphone innovations.
The Galaxy S8 series will likely be released in 2017, as Samsung seems to be looking to put the mishaps of the Galaxy Note 7 behind them. Samsung may highly likely attach the rebranded Note model to the impending launch of the S8 series, according to KnowYourMobile.
As far as speculations go, there are some that think Samsung will create two Galaxy S8 models, which will vary in screen size. But there are some reports suggesting that a third version may also be in the works, which will likely be boasting a staggering 5.7-inch display, much like the Note 7 but could be branded as Galaxy S8 Plus.
Samsung is said to unveil the Galaxy S8 on Feb. 26, 2017, wherein the introduction date is in preparation for a March 2017 launch date. The Galaxy S8 Plus may likely be released in a few months after that, or at least by the second half of 2017.