Samsung Electronics Officially Releases the Galaxy Note8 to Global Markets

Samsung Electronics today announced the commercial launch of the Galaxy Note8 to select markets around the world. The flagship smartphone is initially available in 42 countries including the US, Canada, Singapore, Korea and major European markets, and will continue rolling out to additional markets in the weeks ahead.


Equipped with a large, bezel-less Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note8 lets users see and do more, from watching their favorite TV show in HDR to multitasking more efficiently. Expanded screen space means they also have more room to write, draw and color with the enhanced S Pen, which offers new features like Live Message and improved Screen off memo functionality.


Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone also boasts two 12MP rear cameras – a wide-angle lens and telephoto lens with Optical Image Stabilization on both – which are capable of producing clear and crisp photos, even when shot at far distances.


Furthermore, the device is outfitted with the same great collection of cutting-edge features that Galaxy users have come to know and love including IP68 dust and water resistance, powerful performance with a 10nm process and expandable storage up to 256GB.


The launch of the Galaxy Note8 is complimented by an expanded ecosystem that features enhanced services and devices, including Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent interface, and Samsung DeX, which provides a desktop-like experience for the Galaxy Note8.


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The commercial launch of the Galaxy Note 8 takes place today. Samsung has officially released the Galaxy Note 8 in 42 countries initially. The handset will be rolled out in additional markets across the globe in the coming weeks.

The 42 countries where the Galaxy Note 8 has been released today include the United States, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and major markets in Europe. Other markets like China and India will see Samsung’s new flagship being released in the near future.

Featuring a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note 8 features a Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM. The IP68 water and dust resistant case houses a 3,300mAh battery, iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, the new S Pen and facial recognition.

The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s first flagship with a dual camera system. It has two 12-megapixel sensors at the back and both are optically stabilized.

The new flagship is available with up to 256GB of internal storage but in most markets, Samsung will only be selling the 64GB model. Prices start at $950 in the United States and will vary by market.

As always, Samsung is offering decent pre-order incentives to those who placed a pre-order for its latest and greatest smartphone. However, the pre-order incentives aren’t that great for customers in Europe.

Check out our hands-on with the Galaxy Note 8 if you’re interested in this device. We’ll have a full review up soon.