Samsung Electronics to launch Galaxy Note 8 in NY this August: sources

Samsung is well on its way to recapturing the title as the world’s no. 1 smartphone maker.

On Tuesday, as per s source familiar with the matter at hand, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans on holding a launch event for its next Galaxy Note smartphone in New York City sometime in the second half of August.

The source preferred the cover of anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media about the matter.

The person went on to reveal that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a curved screen that is marginally larger than the 6.2-inch version of the Galaxy S8 smartphone and will feature two rear cameras.

In comparison, its predecessor the Note 7 was equipped with a 5.7-inch curved screen and one rear camera.

The source did not further elaborate on the phone’s pricing.

A spokesman for Samsung Electronics declined to comment.

Despite the fact that it was forced to recall its previous fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 just two months, which incidentally cost it a record $5.4 billion, since its launch in October last year, Samsung seems intent on continuing the premium Note series.

Samsung has taken several steps to avoid the expensive mistake, which as per analysts is helping it win back consumer trust.

There has been a strong response to its flagship, the Galaxy S8, which began selling in April this year, which indicates that the company is recovering quickly. This has prompted analysts to forecast that the sale of the device would shatter its internal sales records and position it to its best-ever quarterly profit for the April-June period.

Having ceded the top spot as the world No. 1 smartphone manufacturer, according to Counterpoint Research, Samsung is on its way to regaining the top spot.

 Apple is expected to unveil its next flagship in October.

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