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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 13, 2017

Samsung code names Note 8 as 'Baikal' and doubles first shipment of Galaxy S8

Samsung's leaving no stone unturned to rise from the tough times it faced recently. The exploding 'Note 7' phones had to be recalled and there were rumors that Samsung might discontinue the Note series. However, Samsung confirmed that the Note series will keep advancing with Galaxy Note 8. We learn that the phone has received an internal codename as 'Bikal'. The codename is quite special - it's the name of the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume and is also the deepest lake in the world! Not only that, it's also considered as the world's oldest lake!

Lake Baikal (Image Credit: Wikipedia)​

It's believed that Samsung will put a 4K display on the Note 8. Your eyes won't be able to figure out the difference; but it will make VR experience far better. Bixby, Samsung's artificially intelligent assistant will also make a debut on Note 8. Learning from its experience, Samsung has decided to source the batteries from LG. Samsung seems to be tightly guarding the development of Note 8; while the images and features of upcoming Galaxy S8 have leaked multiple times.

A Korean publication has reported that Samsung has almost doubled the first shipment of the Galaxy S8 phones compared to the S7. It's expected Samsung will ship about 16-18 million units of Galaxy S8 phones to ensure that there is no shortage of phones for the early adopters. The publication informs that the total S8 phone shipments could touch 55 million.

We expect that Samsung will announce the S8 at a special event on March 29. We'll keep you updated as the story unfolds. Do let us know your expectations from the S8 and the Note 8.

Source: TheInvestor

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