Samsung Galaxy Note8 Goes On Sale Today

After weeks of pre-orders from carriers and Samsung themselves, the Galaxy Note8 is finally available for purchase.  The new phablet, which has been receiving rave reviews and has set a record for pre-orders, can now be purchased directly from Samsung, carriers and Amazon.  It is also available in 42 markets globally with more coming in the next few weeks.

For those that don’t recall, the Galaxy Note8 is a  6.3″ device that renders at 1440 x 2560 resolution with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.  Physically it is 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 195g.  In old money, that’s 6.39 x 2.9 x .34 inches and a weight of 6.87 ounces.   It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor here in the US while the international version will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 processor.  Regardless of which version you get, it will have an eye watering 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.  That storage can be expanded up to 2TB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

As has become the standard for flagship devices in 2017, the Galaxy Note8 will sport dual rear cameras.  They are 12MP sensors with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) while the front facing shooter is an 8MP sensor.  It too has image stabilization.

Powering all of this is a 3300mAh battery that is charged via a USB-C connection.  The Note8 is IP68 rated so it is water and dust resistant, comes with an S Pen and has an Iris Scanner for authentication

Various carriers here in the US have the Note8 available locked to their network.  All of the carriers who will offer the phone should have them in stock and available to purchase today.

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