The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally here following months of rumors and reports. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone comes with a lot of impressive features and changes that make it better prepared to take on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, which is set for September release. According to Samsung, the new Galaxy Note 8 will hit stores on September 15 in the US and serves as the company’s ultimate weapon to compete with other competitors in the country.
The Galaxy Note 8 has been available for pre-order since August 23 in the UK. Samsung’s new smartphone has received mostly positive reviews since the debut, with most critics praising the device’s stunning device and immersive screen.
According to the latest sources, the South Korean firm is expecting to ship more than 11 million Galaxy Note 8 units and even more. Samsung has sold 11 million units Galaxy Note 5 so far, making it one of the best-selling smartphones worldwide, but the company is expecting more than that from the Note 8.
Samsung has seen a strong smartphone sales in recent months, mainly due to the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The South Korean firm is expecting to sell more than 48 million Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus units worldwide, a 15 percent rise when compared to the Galaxy S7.
The Galaxy Note 8 includes the best of Samsung’s technologies, so the device won’t come cheap at launch. In the US, the new smartphone costs $930 for SIM-free and £869 in the UK, making it one of the most expensive phones in the market. In fact, the upcoming premium iPhone model is believed to carry a $1000 price tag at launch, so it seems that Samsung is having its upper hand in the competition thanks to a lower price tag. Samsung is expected to launch the third generation Gear smartwatch this year to compete with Apple Watch Series 3. The device is rumored to arrive later this year.
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