One of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, might be delayed by three weeks, as revealed by two anonymous phone carrier representatives.
Though the company has officially announced the launch date – August 23 – new information shows that the phone is not likely to be on sale until September 15. The two representatives have kept themselves and their companies anonymous.
One representative informed ET News that Galaxy Note 8 will hit the shelves starting September 15, also mentioning that the price is yet to be decided. Another representative from a different phone carrier, too, said on a final note that the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled on September 15.
For now, pre-order information is unknown and the speculation is that pre-orders will begin 10-14 days prior to the September 15 release, the company’s traditional pattern.
Popular Samsung leaker Evan Blass tweeted about the Galaxy Note 8’s final specs and said the image leaked was a promotional one; now, Blass has confirmed to Forbes that the image is official and will be used to market the device.
Specifications and Details Leaked So Far
Galaxy Note 8 will keep the edge-to-edge display found on the Galaxy S8, and the screen will be 6.3-inches across but will appear to be the same size as the S8, thanks to a lack of bezels. The leaked photos also reveal that the Galaxy Note 8 will be first Samsung device to incorporate a dual-lens camera.
A few sources confirm that LG Electronics will also release its LG V30 on September 15, and the recent rumor of Galaxy Note 8 to be unveiled on the same date has left many astonished. If the rumor is true, then this will be a few and far between occurrence of two major brands unboxing their flagship devices on the same day. Incidentally, both companies are based out of South Korea, and are fierce rivals in that market as well.
The timing of the phone launches, however, is believed to be an attempt to sabotage the launch of iPhone 8, which Apple is expected to unveil in early September.
Though there appears to be a tough battle brewing between the top two rivals, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will definitely stand out with its Infinity Display and cutting-edge software, and is likely to be less expensive than iPhone 8.
After the flop that was Galaxy Note 7, Samsung believes that Note 8 will bring back credibility with customers.