The Galaxy Note 8 is now official. Samsung opted not to kill away the Note series after last year’s disaster and came back with a punch. Combining the best aspects of the Note 7 with the upgraded design of the Galaxy S8, Samsung seems to have put together a smartphone that is calling to be your next device.
If you fall into this category, then you are probably asking yourself when and where you can buy the Note 8 and how much it’ll cost. We’ve got all of the information you need—let’s break it down.
- Price: $930-$960 (varies by the carrier)
- Pre-order: August 24
- Official release date: September 15
- Color options: Midnight Black and Orchid Gray
- Models: One base model—64GB of storage with MicroSD expandability
- Carriers: AT&T, C Spire, Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Straight Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Xfinity Mobile
- Stores: Samsung, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart and all major carriers
Pre-orders for the Note 8 begin tomorrow, August 24. You can pre-order the device through your carrier or buy it unlocked through Samsung. The official release date will be September 15, which means that’ll be the first day you can go into a store and pick one up. Among the stores the Note 8 will be sold at will be Target, Best Buy and Walmart. You can also buy one through Amazon or Samsung’s website.
If you opt to purchase one, it’ll cost anywhere for $930 to $960. The price varies depending on the carrier. Right now, Verizon offers the most expensive price at $960, AT&T comes in at $950, while T-Mobile offers the cheapest price at $930. The initial price is quite high, but carriers offer monthly installment plans. In case you opt to go the unlocked route, Samsung is selling the Note 8 for $929 unlocked through its site.
It is Samsung’s most expensive phone to date. For comparison, the Galaxy S8 Plus started off at $850 when it was first released. Giving talk the iPhone 8 is going to cost over $1,000, it was a smart move on Samsung to keep the price under that mark.
The Note 8 will come in two color options but only one variant—Midnight Black and Orchid Gray. These colors will come with 64GB of storage and MicroSD expandability of up to 128GB.
But in case the Note 8’s design and specs don’t sway you, Samsung is sweetening the purchase with a killer deal. If you buy a device from August 24 to September 24, customers will get their choice of a free Samsung Gear 360 camera or free Galaxy foundation kit which includes a 128GB EVO MicroSD card and a Fast Wireless Charge Converter. Samsung didn’t elaborate on the details of the deal, but all Note 8 purchases will be eligible for the perks.
Carriers are also offering perks for the Note 8. U.S. Cellular is offering a $300 promotional card if you switch over and pick the Note 8. AT&T is offering a few deals, with the most notable being the buy one Note 8 get one free on AT&T Next and adding DirecTV. Verizon is taking eligible trade-ins for up to 50-percent off the Note 8, but trade-ins must be in good working and cosmetic condition.
If you take the leap on purchasing a Note 8, you’re getting an impressive smartphone with a ton of features.