Samsung Galaxy Note 8 possible release date emerges, could hit the shelves at the same time as LG V30

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 possible release date emerges, could hit the shelves at the same time as LG V30

We already know a lot about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 - its announcement date, alleged specs, and even how it will probably look. However, the release date for the high-end phablet largely remained a mystery... until now, that is. 

An unnamed representative for a South Korean telecom informed ET News that the Note 8 will become commercially available on September 15 in the East Asian country. Currently, it is not known whether the handset will hit the shelves on the same day in other major markets as well, but this is certainly a possibility, as Sammie employed this approach with the Galaxy S8/S8+

Another telecom rep informed ET News that “Samsung Electronics [has] decided on the release date of Galaxy Note 8.” and that “There is almost zero chance that it will change the release date of Galaxy Note 8.” There's also a belief that the Galaxy Note 8 may have a two-week pre-order window.

What's also interesting is that the Note 8 could potentially start selling on the same day as LG's V30 smartphone, as that specific date was apparently mentioned in some media reports. In any case, we're bound to find out more as we get closer and closer to the end of August. 

source: ET News via SamMobile

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36 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Patiently waiting for the return of the stylus-touting phablet! Hopefully, an 8GB RAM variant is in tow.

3. TheNeighbor

Posts: 369; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It's apparently only 6 GB, with only 64 GB internal.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

These are some times we're living in, when a phone can have "only" 6gb of ram and 64gb of storage.

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Can't wait to switch my sim card into this!

4. Foxgabanna

Posts: 579; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Why do you need 8GB in a phone?

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not interested in telling you.

8. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao really? Are we in middle school? It's a secret? 8gbs on a phone is pointless. Buy yourself a laptop

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's not a secret. But that Foxgabanna guy is a delusional iFanatic. So, I see no point in elaborating to him my reason for wanting 8GB RAM... it's waste of time. "Buy yourself a laptop" I already own a laptop with 16GB RAM... try again.

18. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Ok I get that he's a troll but I'm wondering why someone would need that much RAM on a phone. That's all

23. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

More apps can be kept awake in memory, less fetching from the slower NAND.

33. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

So you want to be able to keep 30 apps running at the same time instead of "just" 15-20?... on a mobile device... that runs on a battery, not a power cord... yeah, ok... sounds reasonable.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm with you on that. The vast majority of mobile apps use less than 512k of RAM. I mean I have my laptop with 32GB of RAM. I didn't need 32GB. But for the price of $1600 vs paying more than for a model with less RAM is the reason I got it. But in a phone its pointless to add needless battery draining components, you can remove or turn off. Smartphones in general don't need more than 4GB of RAM. The Note and considering its features and based on my experience with previous models, 6GB would be nice, because it has the highest set of multi-tasking capabilities where more ram would be beneficial. But 8GB is pointless right now. I love specs too. But I don't need pointless specs that provide no benefit. For me its not about saying/bragging I have it. I want to brag about having something that is useful.

27. Blazers

Posts: 719; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Extra RAM is very useful for running emulators like Dolphin.

32. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You don't

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When it hits the shelves, I hit the store.

9. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Can't wait man, longest year of my life lol

10. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

@Darkkjedii . I currently own the S8+ . What other the the stylus and dual cam would be different from S8+ to upgrade?

13. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Not much..

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

RAM, but if you're not familiar with Samsung enough to know that the Note model is always better than the S model, your best bet is to wait until the 23rd when they announce it & make that decision for yourself

16. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is just trolling

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We've nothing to discuss.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

While you wait, try throwing your money on the screen and see what happens :p

24. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dammit, I tried as you said, and cracked my monitor with a quarter.

26. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You used too much force but at least you tried :p

14. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

When you hit the store i hit the shelves! lol Unfortunately it'll probably be the end of September in the UK Not long to go now for the unveiling!

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think by mid September bro.

30. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I hope so bro! I'm super excited! The wait is killing me! Lol

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same here. I can't wait till the announcement.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I agree but if the only colors at release day is black or gold I will wait and see if other colors come out before I buy. I just don't want black again, it's a boring color on a phone, to me anyway

20. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

My Notes 3 & 4 were white & Note 7 & S7E were silver. If orchid or blue are available at launch I'm rolling with those, otherwise it'll be the black cause I don't like gold on a phone.

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