Update 8/20/17:Â It’s confirmed:Â Samsung outed the Note8 a few daysÂ earlyÂ with an accidental post on its website. The pic is identical to the one leaked earlier by EvanÂ Blass. Also,Â Blass says preorders for the new phablet will likely start on Thursday, August 24 with a shipping date of September 15.
The late-summer launch of the Galaxy Note phablet is always a big event for Samsung, but thereâ€™s even more attention on this yearâ€™s release. In case youâ€™ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note7 was an epic fail for Samsung, resulting in a massive recall after devices began exploding around the world. Since then, however, Samsung has been on a roll, launching the highly acclaimed Galaxy S8 and posting record profits along the way.