Samsung Galaxy Note 8 2017 Release Date: How Manufacturer Will Ensure The Smartphone Is Safe

All Galaxy Note 7s have reportedly been banned from U.S. flights.
All Galaxy Note 7s have reportedly been banned from U.S. flights. Fionna Agomuoh

Samsung shared the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 failure Sunday and also announced the measures it will take to ensure the safety of its future devices. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in 2017, users can expect these devices to go through rigorous tests before being allowed on the market.

Samsung detailed its new eight-point safety check system, which will be employed on future devices. The system includes durability tests, visual inspection, X-ray, charge and discharge tests, total volatile organic compound tests, disassembling tests, accelerated usage tests and delta open circuit tests. Handsets will have to pass all of these tests before being approved for sale.

The manufacturer has also put together a battery advisory group, which will oversee production and quality of batteries for Samsung devices moving forward. The members include four battery expert professors and consultants.

Reports indicate the Galaxy S8 won’t be unveiled in February during Mobile World Congress. The device may be unveiled and released in April, according to rumors. The Galaxy Note 8 may also see a later release date than recent years. The last two Note devices released in August instead of in September or October like older Note models. Samsung was known to announce its fall flagships in early September at the IFA conference before the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 7. While not confirmed, it would make sense for Samsung to return to such a release time frame.

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