Samsung Galaxy Note 8 updates, rumors: Should fans still expect another Note handset after Note 7 controversy?

(The Official Samsung Galaxy website)Official product render for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung is currently under heavy spotlight after the several incidents of battery overheating reports have emerged for its recently launched handset, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Because of that, some tech enthusiasts are now thinking whether or not the South Korean-based tech giant would still continue to update its line of devices, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

According to reports, it appears like Samsung might discontinue the Note handset, thus seemingly suggesting that fans should not get their hopes up to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 next year.

Rumors about the cancellation of the Note moniker have already been up in the air for quite some time now. Word coming from the company's Russian operation has suggested that Samsung is now planning to cancel the flagship after the negative poll results it received — 50 percent to be more precise.

The battery exploding/overheating incident involving the Galaxy Note 7 is ,apparently, more serious than previously expected as the United States' Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a second recall for the device.

Because of what's happening with the Note 7 flagship, Koh Dong-Jin, Samsung Mobile head, recently vowed that he "would at any cost find the exact cause (of the faulty Galaxy Note 7) to restore trust of consumers so that they can use Samsung products without any safety concerns," Korea Herald reported.

Major United States mobile carriers, specifically AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, are now offering the consumers a chance to exchange their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset for a different unit from other manufacturers. The exchanged unit price should fall on the same range as the Galaxy Note 7 or even lower.

T-Mobile, on the other hand, is allowing its subscribers to fully refund the handset for full price.

Samsung has not released any news on whether or not they will continue creating the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. More news about the matter should emerge in the coming weeks or months.