Galaxy Note 8: Availability, Pricing and Release Information (Updated)

Earlier today, Samsung announced the long-rumored and much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphone. The private unveiling dubbed Unpacked 17 was livestreamed in many countries from New York City, as the South Korean giant unfolded last year’s and now-deceased Galaxy Note 7 successor. As expected, the phone brings the latest in technology to fruition with a revamped set of features and specs together with an emerging high-class design. With Galaxy Note 8, Samsung expects to regain the trust it once had from customers by selling a boat load to those who are still looking to upgrade to a new Galaxy Note from previous iterations of the smartphone.

The Galaxy Note 8 features a not-so-massive 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display thanks to its 18.5:9 aspect ratio, which is narrower than the 16:9 standard. The shift began with devices such as LG G6 and Galaxy S8 to clean up unnecessarily elements, retain one-handed use and remove bezels to provide a more immersive, futuristic look. Samsung has increased the screen size but not the size of the overall device thanks to a higher than ever screen-to-body ratio, and the phone looks a lot better as a result. With this year’s Galaxy Note, the one we never thought we’d see after the devastation that struck the company last fall, new enhancements have been made in order for owners to take advantage of the new display resolution and remain productive at the same time. Here’s where and when you’ll be able to get your hands on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8.

From what we’ve heard, most of you seem to be excited about Samsung’s “next big thing.” Business will run as normal for Samsung, who has planned a worldwide release of Galaxy Note 8 that will begin on September 15, which is earlier than usual in the hope that Samsung will avoid upcoming competition from rivals. The new Galaxy Note will be available across several continents and on many cellular networks.

After Samsung’s showcase wrapped up, carriers here in the United States confirmed their availability of Samsung’s next high-end handset. Samsung has also partnered with some US retailers, who have said that they will offer the upcoming phablet both in stores and online. Be sure to check with each carrier or retailer in order to get the best deal possible. There are special offers unique to each, so be sure to check them out. Here’s all the pricing, availability and release information we have thus far along with some of our top stories and coverage out of Unpacked 17. We’ll continue to update this post as we learn more.

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Verizon

Availability: Confirmed | Pre-orders: August 24 | Release Date: September 15
Pricing: Retail Price: $960 | Monthly Payments: $40 | Term: 24 months
Colors: Midnight Black and Orchid Grey
Links: [Verizon] [Purchase Galaxy Note 8]

AT&T

Availability: Confirmed | Pre-orders: August 24 | Release Date: September 15
Pricing: Retail Price: $949 | Monthly Payments: $31.67 | Term: 30 months
Colors: Midnight Black and Orchid Grey
Links: [AT&T] [Purchase Galaxy Note 8]

Sprint

Availability: Confirmed | Pre-orders: August 24 | Release Date: Not Announced
Pricing: Retail Price: $999 | Monthly Payments: $39.59 or $33.33 | Term: 24 or 18 months, respectively 
Colors: Midnight Black and Orchid Grey
Links: [Sprint] [Purchase Galaxy Note 8]

T-Mobile

Availability: Confirmed | Pre-orders: August 24 | Release Date: September 15
Pricing: Retail Price: $930 | Monthly Payments: $39 | Term: 24 months
Colors: Midnight Black and Orchid Grey
Links: [T-Mobile] [Purchase Galaxy Note 8]

U.S. Cellular

Availability: Confirmed | Pre-orders: August 24 | Release Date: Not Announced
Pricing: Retail Price: $899 | Monthly Payments: $32.10| Term: 30 months 
Colors: Midnight Black and Orchid Grey
Links: [US Cellular] [Purchase Galaxy Note 8]

There will also be an unlocked model of the Galaxy Note 8 for sale. The unlocked model is available on Samsung’s website at Samsung.com (or via the ShopSamsung app) and Best Buy in Midnight Black. It’s now listed for order and Samsung is accepting email addresses as input on its website that will be notified on the availability status as we move forward. Pricing starts at $929 or $38.75 for 24 months. Storage options include 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Pre-orders will begin shipping once the handset releases on September 15.

Retailers including Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart with addition to C Spire, Cricket Wireless, Straight Talk Wireless, and Xfinity Mobile will sell some version(s) of the Galaxy Note 8. As far as promotions go, all who order before September 25 a Galaxy Note 8 (any carrier or unlocked) will get to choose from either a Gear 360 camera ($230 value) or 128GB microSD with fast wireless charger bundle ($190 joined value), along with Oculus content4 for free. UK buyers can get Samsung’s DeX Station. The products will also be sold separately beginning September 15. Samsung is also throwing in free Galaxy perks, as they do with a purchase of almost any new Galaxy. Once you buy your Galaxy Note 8 unit, submit a claim for your free stuff right away here; quantity may be limited. For Galaxy Note 7 returners, Samsung is also running a promotion on Galaxy Note 8 that allows one to trade in their current phone and save up to $425 on their purchase depending on the smartphone model and its condition.

 

Remember, a pair of premium headphones by AKG Harman ($99 value) are included in every box. Additionally, all consumers who purchase Galaxy Note 8 will be eligible for a Platinum Experience Status with Samsung’s Rewards5 program (details here). The product links below will be updated as they go up.

Galaxy Note 8

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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.