Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders start in UAE

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Staff Report

Dubai – Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 at a global launch in New York and power retailers in the UAE have started pre-booking of the new Samsung device at a price tag of Dh3,399 along with some freebies.

Jumbo Electronics is offering a complimentary AKG speaker and confirmed plenty of stocks.

Eros says customers who avail of this offer will receive an AKG S30 speaker worth Dh599. However, the T&C says this is ‘subject to availability’. Delivery, however, will be in 23-24 business days. ‘No colour commitment on pre-orders.’

Sharaf DG is offering the same AKG speaker worth Dh599, and additionally Microsoft Office 365 worth Dh279 and free delivery.

Jacky’s Electronics is also giving away AKG speaker worth Dh599, and will be delivered in three to five business days.

Plug Ins says pre-order customers will ‘get their devices a few days earlier than the launch date’, with delivery to commence on September 14.

Emax comes up with unique offerings as their pre-orders via text message says: ‘No Waiting, No lines! Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 @ EMAX & get a AKG speaker FREE worth Dh599. Make it yours for only Dh163 per month! T&C apply.’

Souq.com says those pre-order on the site will get a premium AKG speaker worth Dh599 and a Dh100 voucher to spend on Souq.com’s Samsung Official Store. Starts shipping from September 14.

Galaxy Note 8
The new 6.3-inch device has an “infinity display” that wraps around the edges of the phone and Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant, the virtual aide that launched in the UK yesterday. The Note 8 comes with the S-pen stylus, which can be used even when the phone’s screen is off, such as to take notes or make a shopping list.
The Korean electronics giant will be hoping to recover the reputation of the Note model with the release of the £869 Note 8. Samsung was forced to globally recall its Note 7 phone last year after a battery fault led to devices overheating and caused a handful to burst into flames.

Note 8 best features
The Note 8 is Samsung’s first smartphone to come with a dual camera lens, technology employed in the iPhone 7 Plus and Android challengers such as the Nokia 8 and OnePlus 5. It has two 12MP cameras on the back, which let users create depth effects and zoom further.
The Note 8 also showcases Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant, its challenger to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com