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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 smartphone is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 28, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Those who believe Samsung would be discontinuing the Galaxy Note brand after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster may have to rethink. If rumours are to be believed, the next-gen Galaxy Note 8 is already in the works and the company is thinking of releasing it in 2017.

Samsung is currently conducting the Galaxy Note 7 Exchange Program wherein customers who bought the Note 7 handset will be able to upgrade to Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. Moreover, they will also get amazing discounts on Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices once they are released, writes The Bitbag.

Rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are already making rounds even though the Korean tech giant hasn’t confirmed any of the rumoured specs and features of the device. However, industry experts believe Samsung will go for an early launch of the device so that it does not lose more customers.

Tech experts have predicted that Samsung would unveil the Note 8 in the first quarter of 2017, as early as January, during the Consumer Electronics Show. Moor Insights & Strategy president and chief analyst, Patrick Moorhead, has predicted either January at the CES 2017 or in March at the Mobile World Congress.

This prediction has been contested by many who believe the January 2017 CES launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is implausible as the company generally releases its Galaxy S series models first.

Nothing is known about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs and features and fans are deriving most of their speculations on the Galaxy S8 rumoured specs and features. This Galaxy Note 8 may get a 4K resolution, Exynos 8895 chipset and 6GB RAM.

Value Walk has predicted artificial intelligence capabilities, major improvements in storage nd a camera upgrade.

A rear dual camera setup is also expected with 16MP and 8MP sensors. Fingerprint scanner and an updated S Pen may also be incorporated. Samsung needs to be extra-cautious with the Galaxy Note 8 battery. There are speculations that Samsung may revert to the removable battery feature.

Stay updated on IBT AU for more updates on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.