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Although Samsung will probably resume selling the Note 7 with a safer batch of battery and maybe even a slight rebranding, analysts are of the opinion that it might not be enough to help Samsung out of the huge loss that this fiasco has landed them in. According to Mirae Asset Securities, launching the next flagship device (which is probably the Galaxy S8) prior to its expected release date could prove to be a vital move that may help Samsung somewhat counter the loss that it is suffering both due to the expenses associated with recalling the defective Note 7s, as well as the long term impact on the company's reputation due to what happened.

It has been rumoured that Samsung is currently developing two secret flagship class smartphones, dubbed as Dream (SM-G950) and Dream2 (SM-G955). If this rumor is true then these could be the two upcoming Galaxy S8 models (or not). However, if they are, then we will have to assume that Samsung is once again skipping a number (4 in this case) as the S7 and S7 Edge were codenamed SM-G930 and SM-G935 respectively. Going by how the Galaxy Note 7 performed after skipping the number 6 (the Note 7 was preceded by the Note 5), the superstitious among us may not exactly recommend that!

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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