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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Thread - Launching September 15, 2017

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hdom wrote:
Sep 1st, 2017 2:24 pm
Didn't mean it will come out with early Nexus model like prices since that ship has sailed however the rumor is the Pixel 2 would have less features than the V30 (RAM/Dual Cam). So, by all indication, it will be a solid premium but mid-range spec phone, so the MSPR should reflect that.
The current Pixel also had mediocre hardware specs compared to the S7, V20, iPhone 7, etc, etc. - an ugly dated looking chasis with huge bezels, no waterproofing, no wireless charge, no SD card slot (and a large premium to get more built in storage), etc. However, it had an MSRP at or above those other devices (and the price never really dropped until recently unlike the S7/V20). Google feels they can charge the premium for buying directly from them and the stock android design/early update access. They were selling it last year to the point they couldn't meet the demand, so there's no reason to think they will do anything different with the Pixel 2.

In general, the Pixel was a poor value last year in terms of price to feature set, and will probably be a poor value this year as well.
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Well aware, just reporting part of the rumor that they may price the Pixel 2 a bit better this time since they know it was poor value and their sale probably suffered compared to previous models. They know the Pixels that got sold were probably riding on failed Note 7 and non-exciting iPhone 7. This year will be different with the strong Note 8, V30 & multiple iPhones to be released at the same time.
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Sep 1st, 2017 4:26 pm
The current Pixel also had mediocre hardware specs compared to the S7, V20, iPhone 7, etc, etc. - an ugly dated looking chasis with huge bezels, no waterproofing, no wireless charge, no SD card slot (and a large premium to get more built in storage), etc. However, it had an MSRP at or above those other devices (and the price never really dropped until recently unlike the S7/V20). Google feels they can charge the premium for buying directly from them and the stock android design/early update access. They were selling it last year to the point they couldn't meet the demand, so there's no reason to think they will do anything different with the Pixel 2.

In general, the Pixel was a poor value last year in terms of price to feature set, and will probably be a poor value this year as well.
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Tried it.

Feels weird and $749 to upgrade.

I doubt Samsung Store will bring back the $200 trade-in.
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bembol wrote:
Sep 1st, 2017 6:55 pm
Tried it.

Feels weird and $749 to upgrade.

I doubt Samsung Store will bring back the $200 trade-in.
Why not grab the US deal?
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Sep 1st, 2017 8:30 pm
Why not grab the US deal?
afaik, there is no warranty in Canada for them
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If they ship on Friday 15th, obviously we aren't getting it until after the weekend.

I'm wondering if I pre-ordered from a Best Buy store for in-store pickup, maybe I'd actually get it in my hands on the weekend?

Best Buy also has a $50 accessory credit if you activate in store, but I plan to buy unlocked & pop my Telus SIM into it - I doubt that's what they mean by "activation" :-)

Any thoughts?
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There's all kinds of reports on Youtube/social media of people who pre-ordered with US carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile already getting tracking numbers for their phones being shipped, and speculation that they may actually get them by mid next week. It will be interesting to see if this will happen in Canada too. When I pre-ordered with Eastlink, they had me set up an appointment to pick it up on Sept 15, and seemed 100% confident it would be in by then, so you have to wonder if they will actually get them a week earlier.
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i really hope we get our preorder before the 15 lol! earlier than better as i already bought cases and screen protector for it. i hope someone can help me with this but does the note 8 infinity display have the same curve as a the s8+? or less steep ,also i'm wondering as anyone use the samsung dex and know which case are compatible? thanks!
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So I called the Rogers store near me and they told me they don't know when they will receive the Note 8, but that even if they had it they wouldn't be allowed to display it for people to test it.
Is this true?
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The telus in Georgian mall has the note 8 on display and I play with it for a bit and it felt great in the hand. I appreciate the square design more than the s8+. I might have to go back and check it out again to compare it to s8+ curve displays if they are the same.
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darkanson wrote:
Sep 2nd, 2017 10:24 am
i really hope we get our preorder before the 15 lol! earlier than better as i already bought cases and screen protector for it. i hope someone can help me with this but does the note 8 infinity display have the same curve as a the s8+? or less steep ,also i'm wondering as anyone use the samsung dex and know which case are compatible? thanks!
What case and screen protector are you using?
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i bought the Galaxy Note 8 Case, Spigen Rugged Crystal and SPARIN Galaxy note8 Screen Protector [2 Pack]
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Interesting -


The Note 8 is beating both the S8+ and the S7 Edge in battery life tests, despite having a smaller battery than both.
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johnmoon wrote:
Aug 31st, 2017 8:27 pm
You are not saving much... actually even worse as you will have no warranty for it by just buying it
its only worth it if you are going to do the trade-in... which is pain in the azz... trust me on this ITS PAINFUL
One thing... its only ONE year warrenty on a $1500 cell phone!! ggeeezz samsung, you couldn't give us 2 years?
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