Galaxy Note 8 Clears FCC, Is Samsung Prepared to Fight iPhone 8 Fever?


Samsung is now officially set for the great event to unbox the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Galaxy Note 8 has been spotted at the US FCC where the smartphone has received certification for all four variants.

The FCC certification documentation does not reveal much information on the specifications; looks like it is reserved for the event. Everything else is clear, starting from the launch date to pre-order date.

Initially, Samsung announced on their Australian website that pre-orders would start two days from the launch. But later, the document was removed, and the assumption now is that pre-orders might be opened to other parts of the world at the same time.

Samsung has officially confirmed that it will hold the event on August 23 in New York to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 but has kept the major details of the phone shrouded in secrecy. According to SamMobile, the device is internally codenamed “Great”.

Samsung’s launch is scheduled ahead of the iPhone 8 that’s expected to come with top-of-the-line specifications. The most recent reports say that Samsung will also release high-end version of Galaxy Note 8, the Emperor Edition, with 6GB of RAM and 256 GB internal memory.

To summarize, it is going to be a slightly enlarged version of the S8 with similar hardware, but will feature a dual camera system on its back with low light photography, as well as the signature Galaxy Note S Pen.

Some of the known features discussed so far (though nothing is confirmed by Samsung): the device is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, and packed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory expandable with micro SD. The device will have a 6.3-inch Quad HD curved display with no bezels on the edges, support for S-Pen and a smaller 3,300mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is set to be the most expensive device in the company’s portfolio. The Note 8 will launch with a price tag of €999 in Europe when it hits the market.

iPhone 8 is going to get a run for its money, for sure, but how much will the hyped-up popularity and iconic nature of the 10th anniversary iPhone dent Samsung’s own sales? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, Google is sharpening its tools for a three-way split in the U.S. market. How much market share can it grab from the industry forerunners?

In the meantime, Google is sharpening its tools for a three-way split in the U.S. market. How much market share can it grab from the forerunners in the premium segment: Apple’s iPhone 8 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8?

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