Unlocked Note 8 preorders directly from Samsung are also shipping early

After carrier customers noticed that their Note 8 preorders have shipped much earlier than expected, those who ordered directly from Samsung will seemingly land perks other than the Samsung Gear 360 camera or the "Galaxy Foundation Kit" that consists of a Fast Wireless Charging Convertible plus a 128GB Samsung EVO+ memory card, too. A user boasts that their Note 8 preorder from Samsung.com is now listed as "shipped," and they might get the phablet as soon as tomorrow, if the planets align. 

Given that Samsung's official release date is September 15th, that would be ten days ahead of schedule. Eager fans often get their preordered phones 2-3 days earlier, but ten days would be a pretty impressive feat, and we can only imagine the pleasantly-surprised looks on those who might eventually see a Note 8 on their front porch this week. Did you preorder Samsung's finest last week?

Thanks for the tip, Sergio! 

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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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17 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I ordered from Samsung and it is on the way.... Finally my year old wait is over. Best reason for ordering from Samsung is it is unlocked, and should not have carrier bloat. I hope that this is so.

4. jodeci888

Posts: 79; Member since: May 14, 2009

I was going to FINALLY order an unlocked to use on Verizon in NY but I heard a few of the features like wifi calling, visual voicemail, etc. wouldn't work so I ordered the Verizon model.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where did you see this? I'm mulling going unlocked so it'd be great to know what is lost versus gained. I don't care about VVM, I use Google voice. But wifi calling can be handy.

7. LiveFaith

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I think Skype can handle that WiFi calling. Dang, but you reminded me that ATT Wifi Calling wont be on the unlocked. Oh well, I did use that in certain situations. Back to Skype for that I guess.

13. jodeci888

Posts: 79; Member since: May 14, 2009

I watched a ton of videos, asked a few of the better YouTubers I follow and read a bunch of articles too. It seems that the unlocked also get updates later too.

14. apple-rulz

Posts: 2113; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

teddy stop bullsh!tting, you'll be "mulling" until the Note 9 comes out. You're not getting the Note 8, and your pretend act is getting tiresome.

8. LiveFaith

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Oh no. The unlocked version comes with all the preloaded and unremovable apps from VZW, ATT, Sprint, TMob, and Cricket. Did you not hear? That leaves you about 450mb of storage on the device for loading your own apps. :-D

9. mccraytyrone

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2017

Were you one of the original note 7 purchaser's if so send me your email so I can send your more discount offers from Samsung that they only try to give to oversea purchaser's

2. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Pre-order with wireless charging :)))

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My Samsung order says shipped too. Now I just need my carrier order to ship....

6. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

And those who bought from Samsung will still get the phone before T-Mobile customers.

10. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I'm on Verizon and I preordered mine. It's coming tomorrow.

11. mccraytyrone

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2017

Anyone who was an original note 7 purchaser email me and I can send you a link to get you more discounts that they give to overseas purchaserS my email is tyrone.mccray30@gmail.com

12. Jpeg3

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 04, 2017

This is driving me crazy. I ordered mine, unlocked, just after midnight, and mine still hasn't shipped lol

15. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Just got the email. BestBuy Note8 has shipped for delivery tomorrow

16. Toyoman24

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

HELL YEAH !!! I am getting mine today Still a lot quicker than Tool's next album

18. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Many people who ordered from Samsung even on Day 1 haven't received it or even received any courtesy updates on what the delay is about. Everyone is complaining on Samsung's forums on how Samsung treats their customers.https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Galaxy-Note-8-Questions-and/Galaxy-Note-8-Pre-order-not-shipped/m-p/166431/highlight/false#M1063

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