Samsung Galaxy Note 8: price and release date predictions

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most anticipated devices of the year for sure. On one hand, the Note family is usually considered as the most powerful Sammy devices of the year, filled to the brim with the latest hardware and features. On the other, since the Note 7 was such a spectacular failure, everyone is hoping that the 8 will be awesome enough to rectify the faults and forever remove that burn mark from Sammy's reputation.

And yeah, we are getting impatient, we want it here, we want it now, and we'd love to know how much it will cost, so that we can figure out whether we'd be able to save up for it or if we have to sell a liver or something. Since no official information is available from Samsung yet, let's get to analyzing the clues we have and see if we can come up with satisfactory approximates!

Release date

Since the Note 5, Samsung has been trying to pull the phablet's announcement and launch well into August. That way, when it presents it on the IFA annual superconference, the handset is actually ready and waiting for customers to throw their money at it. Or, in other words, it has time to gain momentum on the market before Apple drops its latest and greatest iPhone — that usually happens around mid to late September — and squeeze out as many sales as possible.

The rumor mill went a bit back and forth with the release date — first, it claimed that the Note 8 will be announced on the 26th of August, then it was claimed that Sammy will delay the unveiling and subsequent launch well into September. Then, insiders said that slowing sales of the Galaxy S8 are causing Samsung to put the pressure on and aim for an August reveal of the Note 8 with a possible September launch. So, this is where we currently stand:

The release date of the Note 8 is currently anticipated to be around the end of August, but insiders claim that Samsung is trying to pull it back a bit earlier, so it may well fall into mid-August if all goes well. Our input? Take your time, Sammy, we definitely don't want another situation like last year.

PhoneGalaxy S6 edgeGalaxy
Note 5
Galaxy S7 edgeGalaxy
Note 7
Galaxy S8+Galaxy
Note 8
(64 GB)
~$850~$850$750 - $800$850 - $880$840 - $850$900+ ?


Now's a good time to get a bit concerned. See, if we were to predict the Galaxy Note 8's price just based on how the Note line has been priced over the past couple of years, we'd say it'd cost around $850. Here's why:

The 64 GB Note 5 retailed from $780 to $940, depending which carrier you got it from. That $940 price tag was in the AT&T store, while the other carriers were a lot more... sane with their prices hovering between $800-$850.

The Note 7 (which was 64 GB only) ranged from $850 to $880 — pretty normal stuff here.

But let's take a look at another top-tier line — the Galaxy S series — and how its price has evolved over the past couple of years...

The Galaxy S7's tag ranged from $650 to 700, depending on where you get it from, while the Galaxy S7 edge retailed for $750 to $800.

Fast-forward one year later and we've got the Galaxy S8 selling for $750 and the Galaxy S8+ boldly stepping up into $850 territory.

With this context added and judging by Samsung's tendency to price the Note phones with about $50 more than the Galaxy S flagship of the same year, we can definitely see the Galaxy Note 8's price starting at $900. Yeah, we hope we are wrong, too... but leaksters are reporting pretty much the same numbers right now.

Galaxy Note 5August 13, 2015August 26, 2015
Galaxy Note 7August 2nd, 2016August 19th, 2016
Galaxy Note 8mid-late August, 2017 ?Early September, 2017 ?

Related phones

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)



1. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Waiting for the return of the wonderful Note series, waiting king the Note8 :)

2. macawmatt

Posts: 142; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Just waiting to hand over my money.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not an eclipse coming in late August, it's the shadow of the king of phablets falling across all other phones.

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It'll blow everyone away just like the Note 7 did.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It'll be the best rated large phone on the market, just like the S8 is now. I'm sure that's what you meant.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31543; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Money is ready, body is ready, to show no mercy on the Note 8.

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

You're getting it on launch day now aren't you? Lol.. I knew you couldn't hold out...

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31543; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, I highly doubt it, but sooner than December.

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't know if I can wait very long, lol But I am going to try. I know Best buy will have a good deal the closer to Christmas it get.

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I need that S Pen. Yes, I will have the Note8.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 8 will be roughly $50 to $100 more than the Note 7. Waiting to see if Samsung will keep its word and give discounts to those who had Note 7's. I expect to pay not more than $700 assuming Samsung will give discounts like they claimed. With taxes and insurance, you are looking at $1000+ After all the S8+ is $850. So consider the cost of the S-Pen/Digitizer needed for the S-Pen, 4K display, dual camera, face recognition and more....I expect $100 price increase over last model. Also it will be boxed with AKG headphones too. So $950-$980 depending on carrier is what I'm going with.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Come release day, will be onboard the Note8 bandwagon ASAP.

9. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Patiently waiting for the real deal. These renders are obviously fake given their lack of a bixby button.

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Prices continue to rise, Note 4 was 699.99 full retail from Verizon on launch.

12. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I don't give a f**k how much she cost, she's mine! When she comes out i don't care, I'll be there! There is no phone like this baby, she's unique! You don't find her features on any other device! I can't wait for it, ever since I couldn't purchase the Note 5 cause Samsung thought we didn't want it enough in the UK, well i wanted it but opted for the S6+ then to numb the pain. I'm ready My money is ready Are you ready Samsung? Lol

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My sim card is ready...

15. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I’ve waited for 2yrs now. I skipped the note 4,5 and 7. Went to the other side and have been waiting patiently for this beast.

16. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You have an iPhone currently?

18. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

so if its released in eaerly september, that means it will launch atleast two weeks later than the usual launch date of recent notes...which then makes all the iphonies comment about the note 8 release date being launched earlier than usual because of the new iphone...was nothing but bolshetz LOL

19. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Stil Rocking my Magnificent Note 3. Time to upgrade to the Note8. My Magnificent Note 3 still surf and talking at the same time years later. Waiting on Note 8.

21. halim101

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 06, 2017

Brand new Samsung s8 and s8 plus & 1year warranty Card cost $500usd Samsung note 8 600usd Serious buyer should contact us. Whatsapp CHAT or Call : +19842085304 or 0019842085304

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