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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 release date might’ve finally just leaked

Galaxy Note 8 Release Date

Apple’s optimistic financial expectations for the current quarter imply that new iPhones are coming in September, possibly including the iPhone 8. These devices will not only be unveiled next month, but they have to go on sale for Apple to hit its lofty guidance. But the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s aren’t the only hot smartphones launching next month. A new report from Korea mentions the actual launch date for the Galaxy Note 8 for the first time.

The next Note smartphone will be officially announced on August 23rd in New York. Preorders may follow the media event, a recent report said, although we didn’t have a firm release date until now.

Korean-language site ETNews now says the Galaxy Note 8 will be released in Samsung’s home country on September 15th. If accurate, it means the Galaxy Note 8 will likely go on sale just a few days before Apple’s 2017 iPhones hit stores. The new iPhones usually go on sale before the end of September.

But it turns out that Samsung may be more afraid of LG than Apple. ETNews says that Samsung may have chosen the September 15th launch date for the Galaxy Note 8 because that’s when the LG V30 should be launched.

“We are going to sell Galaxy Note 8 starting from the 15th of September.” a representative for a mobile network provider told the site. “Its price has not been set yet.”

“Samsung Electronics decided on the release date of Galaxy Note 8,” a representative from a different cellular carrier said. “There is almost zero chance that it will change the release date of Galaxy Note 8.”

The preorder dates for the handset are still unknown, although carriers in the region reportedly want to give buyers 10 to 14 days to try out the handset in stores before buying it.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.