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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may launch earlier than before due to slowing Galaxy S8 sales: Report

NEW DELHI: Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet was recently reported to be launching by the end of September this year. Now, a new report from a Korean publication called The Bell has claimed that the flagship device could come sooner than expected.

The potential move has been attributed to Samsung planning to get a head-start in the market, considering that Apple’s new iPhones are set to launch around the same time as well. However, the report has added that the move will keep sales momentum for Samsung going throughout the year, as sales numbers for Galaxy S8 are expected to drop.

The Bell publication says that Samsung Galaxy S8’s sales are slower than its predecessor. Furthermore, what’s hampering the sales is recent price cut announced by Apple for its iPhone models. While the exact date of launch has not been decided yet, the Galaxy Note 8, if launched in early September, will get some competition from LG’s upcoming V30 as well.

Talking about the Galaxy Note phablet, a recent report by The Investor website claimed that Samsung could bring the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition to select markets outside South Korea within this month itself. There is no word as to which markets the handset will be made available in first.

Samsung has already sold 400,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition in South Korea. The report also claims that ever since Galaxy Note 7 FE went on sale on July 7 in South Korea, the number of new mobile subscribers has soared up. The Blue Onyx and Blue Coral were the most popular colour variants of the device in the South Korean market.

Galaxy Note 7 FE is priced around 20% cheaper than the original Galaxy Note 7.

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