The Galaxy Note 8 is all set to arrive on August 26 going by reports in the Korean news media. The upcoming flagship is apparently getting launched at an unpack event in New York that day, with Samsung currently busy finalizing the venue.
The Investor notes that the Galaxy Note 8’s unveiling can be adjusted depending on the venue’s schedule, but that seems unlikely for now. Rumor has it that Samsung was initially looking to launch the handset at the IFA 2017 in September. However, it decided to advance the phone’s debut so that it comes out before the iPhone 8.
Samsung did the same thing last year with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, rushing its production so that it could out the device on August 2. The strategy clearly backfired what with all the explosions that occurred thereafter. All eyes will now be on the Note 8 and whether it will be brilliant enough to wipe away the memory of all that fire.
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Even though it’s been preponed, the Galaxy Note 8’s August 26 launch is still quite a bit later than its predecessor’s early August timeline. The company’s presumably taking the extra time to make sure nothing goes wrong this time round. It had previously done the same with the Galaxy S8.
Sadly, it seems Samsung won’t be placing a fingerprint sensor underneath the screen for the Galaxy Note 8. Thankfully, it might just position it at the center of the back and not next to the camera like the Galaxy S8.