Samsung CEO says Galaxy Note 8 to be released in two phases starting early September

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

There have been rumors that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled on August 23 and as it appears, this date seems to be real, at least according to the latest reports.

In an event in Taiwan, Samsung CEO of mobile communications, Gao Dongzhen, confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will indeed be here in late August, but there was no mention of specific dates. After this launch, the phone will then be released in two phases, where the first will commence in early September and the second will follow in October.

The markets that will benefit from the first wave, as expected, are the local South Korea, the UK and the U.S. As for the rest, they’ll be part of the larger rollout that will begin the following month.

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Samsung is hoping to fill the huge gap left by last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle and to do this, the tech giant is rumored to be working on a monster of a phone. Reportedly, the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a similar design to the S8 and S8+, but it will be slightly bigger than the latter with a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen featuring an Infinity Display and QHD+ resolution.

The chipset to be used is the same Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 that powers the Galaxy S8 and for the RAM, the Note 8 will get a higher 6GB module alongside 64GB of expandable storage. There’s talk of a dual-lens 12MP+13MP camera on the back, IP68 dust and water resistance, an upgraded S Pen, a 3300mAh battery unit with fast charging and Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.

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For now, these details on specs remain unconfirmed, but with the expected release of the phone now confirmed, we should get to know more details of the Galaxy Note 8 in the coming weeks.

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