Samsung unveils price of Galaxy Note 8 in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia August 27, 2017
- Pre-order customers to enjoy up to RM888 in savings for a limited time
- Cash rebate, an extra power bank and Samsung Protection Plus programme to be bundled
After its momentous reveal in New York on Aug 23, many wondered how much would the Galaxy Note 8 cost locally in Malaysia. Well, Samsung fans need not wonder anymore as the company revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 will retail at US$939 (RM3,999) when it goes on sale come Sept 15, 2017.
The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s second biggest launch for the year after the Galaxy S8 and S8+earlier in May this year. Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 was met with controversy due to reports of several units of the phablet catching fire, leading to a worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7 and tarnished Samsung’s image.
This year, Samsung has been working hard on winning back consumer confidence and it seems to have done so with the successful launch of the Galaxy S8 series.
The latest Galaxy Note 8 looks very much like the Galaxy S8 with its near bezel-less design. The main improvement in the Galaxy Note 8 is the inclusion of dual rear 12-Megapixel cameras that seriously up its photography game with the rest of the other flagships introduced this year.
On top of getting an IP68 water and dust resistant built body, you will also get plenty of power too with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Of course, there are additional enhancements made to the S-Pen allowing it write notes on the always on display and perform currency conversions and translations on the spot by hovering the S Pen above it.
In Malaysia, Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced that it will be conducting a pre-order promotion that will run from Sept 5 -10, 2017 where customers will enjoy savings and rewards worth US$208 (RM888) when they pre-order a Galaxy Note 8.
Among the goodies, customers will receive include a rebate of US$75 (RM321) along with a 5,100mAh power bank (worth US$63 (RM269)) to provide the Galaxy Note 8 extra power to last through a long day.
Don’t worry about keeping the device in tip-top condition, customers are also set to enjoy the benefit of Samsung’s Protection Plus programme (worth US$70 (RM298)) for free. Under this protection scheme, customers can enjoy an additional one year extended warranty that covers mechanical and electrical breakdowns as well as an additional one year screen crack protection that allow for a one-time free screen replacement.
For more information on the Galaxy Note 8’s pre-order go to Samsung’s website.
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