Galaxy Note 8 release date: Samsung's 'Unpacked' event confirmed for August 23

Jul 22, 2017, 00:45
Galaxy Note 8 release date: Samsung's 'Unpacked' event confirmed for August 23

The Galaxy Note 8 makes its public debut in NY on August 23 at a Samsung Unpacked event.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's new campaign is reportedly going to center around a "do bigger things" theme.

What does that hint at?

The Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled next month, a Samsung spokesman confirmed to CNNMoney on Tuesday. It also showed a blue stylus, a key feature of Samsung's Note line. Apart from upgraded internals, the Galaxy Note 8 will also include an improved S-Pen with a number of new features such as the ability to pin handwritten notes to the Always-on display.

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Samsung has been less successful than AAPL when it comes to keeping a lid on the details of its new flagship smartphone. Where Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 was released earlier this year and is already available for purchase in markets across the planet, the Galaxy J7 2017 has just started selling in some markets across the globe, with others still on the waiting list.

The Note 7 sparked a global crisis for Samsung when videos quickly emerged of the phone catching fire while charging late previous year.

At present, there's no official word on what the device will be but rumours indicate a Galaxy Note 8 will be launched.

As reported by Forbes, this coincides with reports of the device having a huge 6.3in display, which is an increase of 0.6in from the Galaxy Note 7.

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Galaxy Unpacked - is scheduled for 23 August 2017 at 11:00EDT. Samsung is yet to reveal an official confirmation regarding the dual lens rear camera smartphone that is making the rounds right now.

Best Buy will be retailing both the unlocked and carrier versions (Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T) of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger model, according to Samsung's U.S. Newsroom. The device is expected to be pretty similar to Samsung's recently-launched Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones.

Onsen added Samsung may even increase the price depending on market conditions at the time of launch. Many expect the iPhone 8 to surpass that screen to body ratio when it launches.

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