Details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 are being leaked left, right and centre – and the latest is seriously juicy.
We’ve had a good idea of the Galaxy Note 8 release date for a while, but it seems we now have information on the entire launch roadmap for the product. The details come courtesy of ET News, a major IT news outlet based on Samsung’s home turf of South Korea.
We should stress that while we can’t verify this information, many of the details appear to match up with previous leaks we’ve seen about the upcoming phablet. So while you should take it with due caution, it’s worth noting that even if it’s a hoax, this roadmap is probably a good representation of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8 launch.
We’ve asked Samsung for comment on this story, and will update it with any response. In any case, here’s the alleged roadmap (via ET News):
August 23, 2017: Galaxy Note 8 announced at Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City
August 25 – 31, 2017: Experience events for Galaxy Note 8 at Samsung Digital Plaza, retail stores
September 1 – 10, 2017: Pre-order period for Galaxy Note 8
September 11, 2017: Event for activation of first Galaxy Note 8 unit by three South Korean mobile network providers (celebrity event)
September 11 – 14, 2017: Sequential activations of Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders
September 15, 2017: Official release date of Galaxy Note 8
Importantly, this is the supposed roadmap for the South Korea launch, so it’s entirely possible that the dates may vary across regional markets. What we know for sure, however, is that Samsung is definitely hosting a Galaxy Unpacked event in New York on August 23, so we’ll probably find out more information then.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the long-awaited successor to last year’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7, as you may remember, was recalled twice in 2016 (and eventually killed off entirely) after a battery flaw caused some users’ handsets to explode.
Samsung is under plenty of pressure to ensure the Galaxy Note 8 rollout goes more smoothly than last time, although we’ve got high hopes if the massive success of this year’s Galaxy S8 is anything to go by.
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