Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launches in the UAE and it ain’t cheap

But there are a bunch of bundled goodies that might tempt you

11 September 2017
by Stuff Staff

More screen, more power, more things to do with your trusty S Pen… The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s way of turning things up to 11, after last year’s effort didn’t quite go to plan.

It takes the bezel-busting screen from the Galaxy S8 and stretches it out to 6.3in, then slots an S Pen underneath it and adds dual 12MP cameras to the back, for optical zoom and giving your snaps beautiful bokeh effects. It’s looking every bit the productivity powerhouse, with shortcuts to launch two apps at once straight into split screen mode, and slicker DEX station integration for getting work done when you’re sat at a desk.

For the Middle East Samsung has also bundled in a bunch of extra goodies including up to 20 per cent discount from hotels in the Marriott chain, as well as dining and spa treatments and discounts on flights from Cleartrip. You also get a pair of AKG-branded headphones worth US$160 bundled in.

The phone is set to hit store shelves on 15 September. It won’t be cheap however, with a retail price of US$925 making it Samsung’s most expensive smartphone ever. But if price is not object, then this is the one to beat.



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