Samsung Kicks Off Preorders for Galaxy Note 8

Apple's Tim Cook has just sold $54 million in stock but analysts still like Apple's prospects

The new Samsung Galaxy C8 is now listed on company's China website and it is expected to go on sale in China pretty soon in Black, Gold and Pink colour options.

Watch our unboxing video of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8!

Users have the option of choosing from Samsung's Gear VR headset or the Daydream headset and the latter, according to Androidpolice, has been discounted recently. This is the first time that Samsung has started shipment such a long time ahead of the official release date, as it did not do the same during this year's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets. For high-grade biometric security, the Galaxy C8 also features facial recognition and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that is housed underneath a capsule-sized physical Home Button of the device.

Milunovich points to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 SIM-free price structure, saying Apple will try and peg the price of its new flagship to that phone.

The Galaxy Note 8 is priced at $929.99 (roughly Rs 59530) in the US.

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The Galaxy Note 8 boasts a 6.3-inch display, its signature S Pen stylus and a dual-lens camera setup.

"We have been closely working with Samsung to make meaningful advancements in the science of smartphone quality and safety evaluation", Sajeev Jesudas, president of UL International, said in statement from Samsung last month.

You can pre-register for the Galaxy Note 8 here.

Samsung for now has a narrow window of opportunity on the premium smartphone market, as Apple has scheduled a news event for September 12 at which it is expected to unveil its latest iPhones, including the flagship iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition, as it might be named).

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