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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Latest News And Rumors: Is It Really Happening?

Update Date: Oct 29, 2016 07:56 AM EDT

Almost a month has passed since Samsung stopped selling the Note 7 globally, and there already are bubbling rumors about a Note 8 in the pipeline. Samsung is reportedly giving its Korean users an upgrade program that is too good to be refused.

These are the users who have traded their Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 or and S7 Edge. Samsung made this decision after the Note 7 nosedived into a lot of technical problems, most of which were ending in the phone violently catching fire.

Latest news by Reuters suggest that the company has announced that those who exchanged their Note 7 for an S7 or an S7 Edge would be able to exchange their current unit for an S8 or a Note 8 when it releases in 2017.

Samsung isn't just providing the exchange program, the company has reportedly given cash incentives to the Note 7 users. People in the upgrade plan need to only pay half the total price for the S7 before exchanging it for the S8 or Note 8.

This announcement dissolved the rumors about Samsung abandoning the Note series altogether. Samsung currently is marketing a lot of S series smartphones in order to eclipse the losses incurred from the failed Note 7.

Rumors suggest that the Note 8 would be nothing short of a triumph, as it is supposed to come with a dedicated audio system for audiophiles. The S Pen is returning and this time around it would be getting a surprising update, or so the rumors say. The S Pen is supposedly going to ship with a speaker system.

If the S Pen is really scheduled to get a "talking" update, it would cement the hype of Samsung once again.

The Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with an optical fingerprint scanner, and would be the first phone to ship with one. Only time would tell if the Note 8 is going to get different technologies from its little brothers.

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