While some lucky shoppers of the Samsung Galaxy Note may be receiving their bundles of joy earlier than expected in some countries, the device’s official availability is still at least a month away in Kenya. The company confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8’s official launch will happen sometime in October.
Before October comes, however, Samsung Electronics East Africa will let interested buyers to pre-order the device starting September 15th. Since that date is at least 10 days away, anyone can express interest to get Samsung’s latest premium smartphone by pre-registering to be notified when the pre-orders open. That can be done here. One thing you have to note, however, is that pre-registering is not the same as placing a pre-order as the latter involves one paying a certain amount (in the case of Samsung, 50% of the device’s retail price) upfront.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled at an event on August 23rd. It builds on the familiar design Samsung debuted with the Galaxy S8 earlier in the year that sees it pack a 6.3-inch Infinity display, still sticking with the odd placement of the fingerprint sensor at the back of the device and a new pair of 12-megapixel cameras equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS), a first on any smartphone. A revamped S-Pen, reworked software, Samsung’s own new Exynos 8895 chipset, 6GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage and a 3,300mAh battery round up the spec sheet of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will go for Kshs 105,000.