Samsung may have a surprise for you – one related to the release date of the phone. According to a Best Buy employee who posted on Reddit today, the Galaxy Note 8 will be released in the US on August 24, just one day after Samsung’s Unpacked event where the device is going to be officially presented to the world.
Reportedly, the fact that the Note 8 is launching on August 24 has been “confirmed through both Verizon and Samsung channels.” A Reddit moderator has verified that the source of this information is indeed a Best Buy employee.
Nevertheless, we still have to treat this as a rumor. Thus, for now, we can’t say with confidence that Samsung’s next generation Galaxy Note will be hitting shelves in about 10 days.
Not long ago, a Korean publication had it that the Galaxy Note 8 would be released in September (on the 15th), not in August. Of course, that may be true only for South Korea. It remains to be seen.
Usually, it takes a few weeks (or more) for Samsung to release a flagship phone once it announces it. But maybe the company is ready to change things in this regard with the Note 8, at least when it comes to the US market. We’ll just have to wait and find out.
Meanwhile, in case you want to know what to expect from Samsung’s upcoming high-end device, check out our Galaxy Note 8 rumor review, or this recently-leaked list of specs.