Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – South African price tag

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will launch in South Africa on 22 September at a recommended retail price of R18,499.

Pre-registrations for the device have already opened at Cellucity, with pre-order customers getting their devices from 15 September.

Pre-orders will open on the Samsung website from tonight, and pre-order clients will get 6 months of Samsung Mobile Care included.

Samsung unveiled the smartphone at an event in New York, billing it as “the next level Note” – built for those who love Samsung’s large-screen device range.

The Note 8 is similar to the Galaxy S8 in design, but is a significantly larger device – boasting a 6.3-inch display.

It also features an IP68 rating, and is powered by a Samsung Exynos 8895 chip (or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 in the United States).

The Galaxy Note 8 further features a dual rear camera system, with two 12MP sensors – one wide-angle lens with an f/1.7 aperture and the other a telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4. Both lenses are optically stabilised.

Its front camera has an 8MP sensor and an f/1.7 aperture lens.

Samsung said the Midnight Black and Maple Gold versions of the Note 8 will start shipping first, followed by Orchid Grey and Deepsea Blue.

Samsung has confirmed the Midnight Black, Maple Gold, and Orchid Grey variants will be available in South Africa.

Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Dimensions 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 195g
OS Android 7.1.1
Display 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2,960 x 1,440)
Processor Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) 64bit / Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) 64bit
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB + MicroSD 256GB
Main camera Wide-angle 12MP Dual Pixel + Telephoto 12MP
Front camera 8MP
Durability IP68
Biometrics Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Recognition
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, NFC
Network LTE Cat. 16
Battery 3,300mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Maple Gold

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