Samsung could bring the release of its #Galaxy Note 8 forward to an earlier date in order to counterbalance the unsatisfactory sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. That's the interesting forecast coming from The Android Soul, pointing to a September 10 launch.

Release date, and other details

While Forbes' contributor Ewan Spence is unsure whether or not this release timeframe can be deemed as "early," he claims the choice of September 10 shows enough South Korean risk-taking characteristic that actually hold water. It's worth noting that the Galaxy Note 7 was launched on August 2 last year and the controversy-plagued smartphone hit the store shelves on August 19.

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This was alluded to as an earlier than conventional launch, but more importantly from Samsung's point of view, this gave the company an unchallenged opportunity to put out the device on Tech Press. They did this not only at the time of the announcement but also during the preview stage, the first reviews, and finally the launch of the Galaxy Note handset. Regardless of what happened to the ill-fated Note 7 later, the press management did their work extremely well, specifically throughout the early launch, but this wasn't spared from flaws either, Spence added.

Price and other speculations

Meanwhile, The Verge's Ashley Carman believes August is the right time for the hotly anticipated Galaxy Note-branded smartphone, especially if Samsung does not deviate from its late summer launch pattern.

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Lining with this, tech tipster Evan Blass suggests the new device will retain the Galaxy S8 Plus' 6.2-inch screen. Aside from that, it will sport a dual-camera system and come with its trademark S Pen.

There is also a possibility that the dual-camera system could be horizontally aligned and feature a couple of 12MP sensors, according to Blass. Moreover, the fingerprint sensor could be positioned next to the cameras, like the #samsung galaxy s8.

Blass says the device will come bearing a €999 (about $1,142) price tag or will be sold in upwards of $900 in the United States. In terms of color choices, the Note 8 will be up for grabs in gold, blue and, black. If the August launch speculations come to fruition, Samsung will soon be rolling out event invites. South Korean website The Bell claims Samsung is bent on releasing the Note 8 earlier for a couple of reasons. In addition to the poor sales of the Galaxy S8, the company also intends to take on Apple’s iPhone 8. #Apple iPhone 8