According to leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass (as posted on Twitter), Samsung may be preparing to give loads of extra goodies for those who decide to preorder its upcoming newest phablet offering, the Galaxy Note 8. The device is expected to be officially announced by the South Korean phone maker this coming August 23rd, and all eyes will be on the tech giant as it tries, once and for all, to move on from last year’s Galaxy Note 7, whose overheating battery issues eventually led to a couple of product recalls and ultimately, its discontinuation. While Samsung has done well in promising to do better next time, the world will be watching its every next step now.
This is why the debut of the Galaxy Note 8 is kind of a big deal. As noted by Blass, there is a solid possibility that Samsung will opt to start accepting preorders for the flagship phablet a day after its unveiling date. To encourage optimum preorders, the South Korean mobile manufacturer is said to be preparing to include lots of extras, including a 256 gigabyte micro SD, as well as an option between a convertible wireless charger and a 360 degree camera.
There is a strong likelihood that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a heftier price tag compared to that of the company’s current flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. That is hardly a surprise -- phablets have a tendency to be pricier than smaller devices. Samsung, however, will remain consistent with past high profile smartphone releases by including a bundle in order to attract more buyers. The great thing about bundled offers is the savings they grant to interested buyers, who now have more reason to make a purchase sooner as opposed to later.
For example, some may remember that a year ago, Samsung paired its Galaxy handsets with its Gear 360 camera, and even took full advantage of the momentum generated to launch a new and improved version this year. Even if a prospective buyer is not a fan of 360 degree cameras, getting one for a lesser price (or for free) is still a win.
Blass also mentioned despite the August 23rd unveiling date (and possibly August 24th preorder date), the Galaxy Note 8 will likely hit store shelves by the middle of next month. Also, the schedule of release might vary depending on the region or specific mobile market.
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