Samsung Galaxy 8 and 8+ have been huge hits. However, based on reports, it appears that the upcoming Note 8 will be the true killer Samsung smartphone. This isn’t good news for Apple, which many people thought would have the advantage just three months ago due to Samsung’s rotten luck in 2016.
In August 2016, Samsung released what many believed was the best mobile device to-date: the Galaxy Note 7. The smartphone not only had a slick polished glass build, but the screen was beautiful, the camera took excellent pictures and videos, and the device was more fluid than any other Android smartphone. It also had a battery that soon started exploding on some people. The Galaxy Note 7 soon became known as the Galaxy Nuke 7.
Samsung’s debacle gave ammunition to Apple, which released what some thought was an inferior iPhone 7 Plus. It looked like Apple took the smartphone crown back for good, but Samsung released the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in late April to high critical acclaim and sales. The Galaxy S8+, in particular, brings back the excitement in smartphones, especially with its 6.2-inch curved screen that has the vividness of a living, breathing entity. There are a couple minor flaws, but the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to be released around the same time as the iPhone 8, is expected to fix them.