Galaxy Note 8 officially released in 42 countries

The commercial launch of the Galaxy Note 8 takes place today. Samsung has officially released the Galaxy Note 8 in 42 countries initially. The handset will be rolled out in additional markets across the globe in the coming weeks.

The 42 countries where the Galaxy Note 8 has been released today include the United States, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and major markets in Europe. Other markets like China and India will see Samsung’s new flagship being released in the near future.

Featuring a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, the Galaxy Note 8 features a Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM. The IP68 water and dust resistant case houses a 3,300mAh battery, iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, the new S Pen and facial recognition.

The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s first flagship with a dual camera system. It has two 12-megapixel sensors at the back and both are optically stabilized.

The new flagship is available with up to 256GB of internal storage but in most markets, Samsung will only be selling the 64GB model. Prices start at $950 in the United States and will vary by market.

As always, Samsung is offering decent pre-order incentives to those who placed a pre-order for its latest and greatest smartphone. However, the pre-order incentives aren’t that great for customers in Europe.

Check out our hands-on with the Galaxy Note 8 if you’re interested in this device. We’ll have a full review up soon. If you’re already got your hands on the new flagship, here are five tips to get the most out of your Galaxy Note 8.

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