Note 8's official preorder roadmap and release date leak out


What, you don't read Korean already? Well, in that case, after the official release roadmap table of the Galaxy Note 8 below, we are also supplying it in a list format, courtesy of a Samsung schedule leak in Korean media today. 

As you can see, the official launch date remains September 15, but there will be a pre-activation period starting on 9/11 (we know, we know) for those who preordered in a September 1-10 timeframe. Last but not least, after the August 23 announcement, users will be able to experience the Note 8 firsthand from August 25-31 in carrier shops and Samsung stores.


  • 8/23 Announcement of Galaxy Note 8 in New York

  • 8/25-8/31 Events for experiencing Galaxy Note 8 beforehand (Samsung Digital Plaza, mobile network providers’ retail stores)

  • 9/1-9/10 Preorder period for Galaxy Note 8

  • 9/11 Event for activation of first Galaxy Note 8 by three South Korean mobile network providers (celebrity event)

  • 9/11-9/14 Sequential activations of Galaxy Note 8 preorders

  • 9/15 Official release date of Galaxy Note 8

Needless to say, this schedule is for the home turf of Korea, but it might translate to the US in a very similar way, if history and the launch of the S8 are any indication. The preorder timespan is a day shorter than what the early adopters of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ enjoyed, but the gradual activation that starts at 9am on the 11th is a day longer for that matter. This way, Samsung is allegedly trying to avoid potential activation bottlenecks if one color of the Note 8 chassis proves more popular than the others, skewing supply and demand before the global release. 

A Korean carrier rep has chimed in on the official roadmap with the following: "We are going to be fully ready so that there aren’t any setbacks regarding Galaxy Note 8 sales. It will be important to see how much of initial supplies mobile network providers can secure since they expect that there will be many early buyers of Galaxy Note 8s." Word, and given how much Samsung has riding on the Note 8 to resurrect the dignity of its S Pen-laden line, one can't be too careful with the initial rollout specifics.

source: ETNews

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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33 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Boring phone of the year.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know, right? Year after year, its the same thing - best phone around. Change it up.

21. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

LMAO! Awesome response.

3. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

one more slowpoke to add to the lineup

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What an ugly phone. Note 10 will be 2 meters high!!!!!!

5. Tipus

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Troll harder dummy :))

17. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And when the iPhone 8, which is supposed to have a lankier build comes out, you'll fawn all over it.

6. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I love tall phones. I need very big screen to use my spen.But i need hifi recording

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm ready... The only people that are hating are the ones that have never understood how to use the note to it's full potential. This is still the phone to beat in the second half of 2017.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring it on, I'm day one ready.

15. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

last year with the note 7 t-mobile didn't hav any promotions with it...so i waited...this time i'm not playing around...day one for me

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

What do you mean T-Mobile didn't have any promotions with it? I thought the promo was choose between a Gear VR, Gear Fit or 256GB SD card?

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrrr

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I be ready day one, me and my body!

11. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Somehow i have developed respect for you in last few days. You are being humiliated day in day out on phonearena. But somehow you find the courage again and again to get humiliated once more. It really require some extreme form of dedication. You prove that self respect does not matter to some people.

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Humiliated? By who? A bunch of liars and other assorted trolls and misfits that band together over their irrational love of Samsung, and hatred of Apple? LMAO, I love it, bring on more!!!! Obviously adi90 I struck a chord in you, so please, continue.....

18. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, Mr. Trump.

23. mudcat626

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Samsung Defense Force in full attack mode.....lol

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao! Excellent post adi.

10. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I spoke with T-Mobile USA and they told me if the reveal is on 23rd, then the pre-orders can start as soon as the 24th for them.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Now is when I want to know what they're going to do for those of us who had to get out of the Note 7.

14. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Nothing. If you'd been paying attention, you'd know that a form of compensation will only be available for previous Note 7 owners that live in South Korea.

20. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Link or STFU.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7110; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just STFU is good for him.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO!

22. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Really Samsung? On 9/11, have some class.

33. av911 unregistered

Would you take exception if it was on 12/7? STFU!!

24. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

I've got s8+ no need to buy it

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've got an S8 Plus, and can't wait to buy it.

30. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Really dark, is you body ready?!?!? Please do tell!!!

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