The much-hyped successor to the Galaxy Note 7 is almost here. Samsung will take the wraps off the Galaxy Note 8 at its Unpacked event in New York City on Wednesday, August 23. The event will begin at 11 a.m. ET. That’s 8 a.m. PT on Aug.23, 4 p.m. GMT the same day, and 1 a.m. AEST on August 24th if you live in Australia. Not everyone will get to attend the Galaxy Note 8 event at the venue.
Where to watch the Galaxy Note 8 event livestream?
Fortunately for millions of its fans, Samsung will live stream the Galaxy Note 8 event, just like it has done in the past with other flagship launches. On Wednesday, we will most likely see a phablet with a giant Infinity display, an S Pen stylus, and high-end specs including a dual-camera system. Wondering how and where to watch the Note 8 event livestream? Here’s how:
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Live-streaming major events on social media has become pretty normal these days. The Galaxy Note 8 event will be live streamed on Samsung Mobile’s YouTube channel. The streaming is expected to start a few minutes before the event kicks off.
Unpacked 2017 app
Samsung has built the Unpacked 2017 app where you can watch its Unpacked events. The app is available on both Android and iOS. Currently, the app shows a countdown timer as well as some teaser videos that Samsung has released in the run up to the event. You will be able to watch the event once it goes live. If you have received an invite to attend the event at the venue, you can generate a QR code using the Unpacked app to skip the registration queue at the door.
The Korean electronics giant has put together a dedicated page on its website for the Galaxy Note 8 event live streaming. Bookmark the link and come back to it a few minutes before 11 a.m. ET on August 23.
Major media outlets including ValueWalk will be covering the event. Follow us on Twitter for live updates. The Galaxy Note 8 event will be closely watched by industry experts, Samsung fans, as well as those who experienced the Note 7 disaster first-hand. The Note 8 is the device that could make or break Samsung’s Note line.
Galaxy Note 8: What to expect tomorrow?
The Galaxy Note 8 is said to have a huge 6.3-inch Infinity display with Quad HD+ resolution. The screen will be merely 0.1-inch larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus, which launched earlier this year. Samsung will differentiate the Note 8 from the S8 Plus by offering a dual camera system and an improved S Pen stylus. The upcoming flagship will have a 12MP wide-angle and a 12MP telephoto lens on the back, both of which are said to offer optical image stabilization.
Unfortunately, the Note 8 will not have an in-display fingerprint sensor. Samsung has decided to keep the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that it introduced with the Galaxy S8 on the Note 8 as well because the optical fingerprint solution was still facing security and technical difficulties. The upcoming flagship will also have an iris scanner and facial recognition for security.
The Note 8 is rumored to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, but the units sold in Asian markets would house Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor. Supply chain leaks indicate that it would offer 6GB RAM, and will be available in three different storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Samsung would launch the 256GB version only in select Asian countries such as China, South Korea, and India.
The new Note flagship would keep the USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm audio jack. The phone would pack a 3,300mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S8 Plus’s 3,500mAh battery. Samsung should still be able to improve the phone’s battery life through software optimization. Just like Galaxy S8, the Note 8 would have a dedicated button for Samsung’s in-house Bixby AI assistant.
The phone is expected to go on pre-orders soon after the unveiling. Some reports claim Samsung would open pre-orders on August 24th, while others suggest pre-orders would start on September 1st. Representatives at wireless carriers recently told ETNews that the device would go on sale on September 15th. Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh had previously said that the phablet would be rolled out in two phases. The key markets will get it in September while others will have to wait until October.
You’ll get these freebies if you pre-order the Galaxy Note 8
Samsung will be offering some freebies with the Note 8 to attract customers. According to noted tipster Evan Blass, the pre-order customers will get a free 360-degree camera with the phablet. If you are not interested in the 360-degree camera, you can choose the second option: a 256GB microSD card and a convertible wireless charger. There will be a different “pre-order gift” for European customers: a Samsung DeX dock.
Samsung is also rumored to include a free, transparent case in the Note 8 box. The accessory is said to have a market price of $17-$26.
Galaxy Note 8 cases available on MobileFun
With the Galaxy Note 8 event just a day away, smartphone accessories maker Olixar has started selling the Note 8 cases on MobileFun. Their prices range from $5.50 for the FlexiShield Gel Case to $96.50 for the Black Pack Charging Case. Olixar is the case maker that has leaked the designs of many flagship smartphones in the past.