Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will go on pre-order in Australia on 25 August

Alex Kidman 27 July 2017 NEWS

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Looks like we won't have to wait long for the Galaxy Note 8 to make its debut down under.

Samsung has already signalled that it will officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August 2017, but it now appears that it's not wasting any time down under in terms of device availability.

Early rumours had suggested that the Note 8 might be rolled out in two waves to meet anticipated demand, with only selected countries seeing the Note 8 in market in September. It appears that Australia will be among the lucky first adopters, with documents cited by Ausdroid suggesting that the pre-order process may start as early as the 25 August 2017.

When you bear in mind that the launch itself happens on 24 August Australian time thanks to the international date line, that doesn't leave a long hype cycle to sell the idea of the phone itself.

The PDF seen by Ausdroid suggests that (predictably) the Note 8 will land with all the major carrier networks, as well as Dodo, Woolworths and amaysim. The latter isn't known for handset contracts to speak of, but it did offer up a pre-sale deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8 earlier in the year, so there's some precedent there.

Samsung will also, as per the document, offer a single free screen repair on the Note 8 in Australia. It's not the first manufacturer to offer free screen repairs (that honour belonging to Huawei), but if accurate, it's a nice inclusion to mark out a premium phone expected to retail north of $1,300 outright.

Samsung typically offers pre-orders on a roughly fortnightly basis, which would suggest an actual onsale date for the Galaxy Note 8 of 8 September 2017 or thereabouts.

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