Samsung, as well as carriers in the US, have received high numbers of preorders for the phone. Samsung and Apple are bitter rivals, so it makes sense that the South Korean brand wants to go directly up against its biggest competition.
LG plans to start preorders of the LG V30 next Thursday, with the official release slated for the same date as the Galaxy Note 8. According to the report, Samsung will offer this special perk to only those customers who chose to preorder the handsets from the company directly.
Some Sprint and Verizon customers were also reportedly going to receive their #Galaxy Note 8 devices quite a bit earlier than expected.
To date, reviews of the Galaxy Note 8 have called it everything from "a almost ideal smartphone" (ZDNet) to "the most feature-rich Android phone you can buy" (CNET) to "the best big-screen phone yet" (Tom's Guide). By launching this, Samsung has made an addition to their Dual-Camera smartphone range as this also packs a Dual-Camera setup.
The Galaxy Note 8 sports a large 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, which is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. The phablet boasts two optically stabilized 12-megapixel lenses that will allow users to take both wide-angle and telephoto shots.
As for optics, Samsung has opted for a 13MP RGB sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 coupled with a 5MP monochrome sensor with an aperture of f/1.9. Talking about its selfie camera, the device houses a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a dedicated LED flash unit for capturing bright selfies even in dim light conditions.