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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Coming in August; To Fetch More Than $1,000; Blames it on Component Prices

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch on August 26

A few weeks ago, Venturebeat has reported that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is due for a release sometime in the beginning of September. Now, a new reports contradicts the previous one and puts stock on what was initially reported of the smartphone.

According to Korean publication OSEN, Samsung is expected to launch the said its latest flagship on Aug. 26 in New York. In addition to this, the publication also gave a few more juicy details about the Galaxy Note 8.

The report said that Samsung will ditch the 32GB storage and have a minimum of 64GB across the range. Meanwhile, the maximum size of storage will be limited to 128GB. However, for those thinking about adding a fair bit more, can do so with the built-in microSD slot; with a maximum of 256GB.

When it comes to system memory, the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a standard 6GB RAM that will be paired with the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895, depending on territory.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch on August 26

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 concept (via forbes.com)

Perhaps the most surprising part of the report was the suggested price for the smartphone. The source claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will be priced between $1,000 to $1,100 depending on the configuration. The price, according to the source, is mainly due to the current increase in cost for smartphone components. The source said, “I am told that the price of parts has been a factor of rising price and that some prices have been set high, so I think we should see more about how it will eventually be.”

The Galaxy Note 8 will be the first flagship smartphone from Samsung to sport a dual camera setup. The smartphone will have a 12- and a 13-megapixel sensor at the back. For more updates on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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