Just like last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is rumored to be unveiled in August, rather than September at IFA. In 2016, this gave the Note7 breathing room ahead of the impeding iPhones and this year the new Note has many bridges to rebuild - any headstart on the OLED-packing iPhone 8 will be of great help.
Samsung delayed the launch of the Galaxy S8 to ensure there will be no repeats of the battery disaster that struck the Note7. But with issues cleared out, it seems that there will be no delays - not even waiting for the sub-screen fingerprint reader.
The Snapdragon 836 should be on time, though. We’re expecting an Infinity display (hence, no room for a front-mounted fingerprint reader).
here we go again for a very loooooong comment. haha
Note 8 has supposedly stereo speakers on top and bottom and not a fake earpiece one like the iphone 7.
Note 8 have to rush to market again because Note 8 cannot be announced after iPhone 8 and missing stereo speakers, A11 SoC and under-glass fingerprint scanner that's going to be on iPhone 8.