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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 might be announced on Aug. 26. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A new report claims that Samsung will officially reveal the Galaxy Note 8 sometime in the last couple of weeks of August. One report also says that the upcoming phablet will arrive on Aug. 26.

Industry sources have said that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 “in the third or fourth week of August” in New York City, according to The Korea Herald. Early plans for the smartphone was to have it debut during the 2017 IFA Berlin conference in September. Industry watchers believe that Samsung decided to change its plans because Apple is believed to be announcing the iPhone 8 in September.

The Korea Herald’s report didn’t include a specific date. Luckily, a separate report was able to shed some light on the matter. “Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled at the Unpacking Event in New York, USA on August 26,” an unnamed Samsung official told the Korean news site Naver (translated). “The schedule may be pulled for a day or two depending on whether or not the place is confirmed. It will be done on the scheduled date.”

Last year, the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 was announced on Aug. 2, as pointed out by Android Authority. Days after Samsung recalled the Note 7, reports began popping up claiming Samsung rushed production of the Note 7, which may have contributed to its demise.

Now, it seems as though Samsung is at it again with the Note 8. The only difference here is that Samsung will be debuting the phone at the end of August, rather than during its first week. Samsung has already put in place an 8-Point Battery Safety Check for its phones and has since assured fans that what happened with the Note 7 won’t happen again.

Samsung may have already learned its lesson from the Note 7, but it seems like it still wants to get ahead of Apple, even if its just a couple of weeks. However, Samsung might be facing off with LG in August as the company is also believed to announce the LG V30 in the same month.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, bearing the same design language as the Galaxy S8. The device is expected to come with a dual-camera setup, the Bixby voice assistant and an updated S Pen stylus.

IBT reported previously that Samsung was unable to place an in-display fingerprint sensor for the Note 8, so consumers should expect it to be placed on the back of the device. However, unlike the Galaxy S8, the Note 8’s fingerprint sensor is believed to be located on the center of the body instead of next to the camera module, according to GSM Arena.

As for internals, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to come with the Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of storage. The Note 8 is also expected to come with a 3,500 mAh battery, instead of the previously rumored 4,000 mAh.