Samsung appears to have confirmed plans to launch a follow–up to last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7, with its mobile chief saying he wanted to launch an updated Note handset for its ‘loyal customers’.
"I will bring back a better, safer and very innovative Note 8," Koh Dong–jin said after his company revealed the findings of its investigation into why Galaxy Note 7 units exploded while in use.
He added, “We found through the investigative process, we know there are lots and lots of loyal Note customers."
Samsung’s top U.S. executive, Tim Baxter, added to Koh’s comments, saying that over 10,000 customers have signed up to be updated on future Note plans, with owners of older models keen to upgrade.
The Galaxy Note 8 is unlikely to be introduced before August. Samsung’s decision to continue the range is bold, but understandable seeing as it pioneered what is now known as the phablet.