Deal: Save $450 on Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 8

As of earlier this month, Verizon Wireless allows customers to save $300 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with no trade-in required. What you may not know is that you can save even more on Verizon’s Note 8 if you’re purchasing the phone from Best Buy. 
In addition to Verizon’s $300 off promotion, Best Buy offers a $150 instant discount on the Galaxy Note 8. However, this is available only on monthly payments for 24 months, with savings reflected in reduced monthly costs: instead of $39 per month, you’re paying just $20.25. 
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Want the cheapest unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Buy it from Microsoft

The official US version of the Galaxy Note 8 normally costs $950 unlocked, but Samsung is currently taking $100 off the smartphone’s price, offering it for $850. However, if you want the best deal on the unlocked Note 8, you shouldn’t buy the device from Samsung. Get it from Microsoft instead. 
Right now, Microsoft is selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for just $829.99. Obviously, that’s not a huge discount, but the handset is still $20 cheaper than at Samsung. This is the lowest unlocked Galaxy Note 8 price we’ve seen thus far (as long as we’re talking about the …

Two variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 receive certification in China

According to images that were published today, it would appear that a couple of Chinese variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have received certification in the country. The China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) gave the thumbs up to the Samsung SM-N9600 on March 21st of this year. That was followed up with approval for the SM-N9608 on April 24th, 2018, just a few days ago. Unfortunately, the documentation for both models does not include images or specs.

Last month, we passed along a rumor that unlike last year’s Galaxy Note 8, which was launched in September, Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is updated to Android Oreo

You might remember the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition. This is the refreshed version of the Galaxy Note 7, the handset that had the nasty habit of exploding. Recalled twice, Samsung finally agreed to take it off the market for good even though many were willing to risk their lives to continue to use the phone. Samsung had to deactivate recalled units that were not sent back. That’s how good the Galaxy Note 7 was perceived to be. In fact, it most likely would have been the largest selling Samsung smartphone of all time had issues with the batteries not forced Sammy to pull the model.

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T-Mobile stops the rollout of the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Galaxy Note 8

All major carriers in the United States announced they have successfully deployed the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. However, if you’ve bought your Samsung phablet from T-Mobile, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

If you did not receive the update in early April when T-Mobile kicked off the Android Oreo roll-out, then chances are you won’t be able to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 yet.

The US carrier recently confirmed that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was initially available for download on April 1, has been put on …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a codename

Last month, we told you that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might be launched earlier than usual this year, perhaps by July or August. The Note 9 could carry a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Snapdragon 845 mobile platform or the Exynos 9810 chipset should be under the hood, depending on location, and we could see 6GB of RAM inside along with 128GB of native storage. A 4,000mAh battery will keep the lights on, and we just might see the same dual camera setup (12MP +12MP) used on the Samsung Galaxy S9+. And the 8MP front-facing selfie snapper found on the Galaxy S9+ …

A reasonable price: grab a Galaxy Note 8 (new) for $720!

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Ever since the Galaxy S9+ came out, everyone’s been scratching their heads, asking the same question — “It’s all-around better than the Galaxy Note 8, but the latter still costs $110”. Indeed, the only thing the Note 8 has over the S9+ is the S Pen, but no matter how much of a stylus fan you are, it’s really, really hard to justify dropping $950 on it.

Well, maybe you don’t have to. Now that the Note 8 is relatively old, you …

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the last to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in the US

The unlocked version of Galaxy Note 8 is finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States. Although this is usually the first variant of the phone that gets a major update before carrier-branded models, the US seems to be an exception.

After AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile released Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the last week or so, those who bought the unlocked version can now download and install the update as well.

It appears that the update weighs in at 1.1GB and includes the March security update. Don’t expect any other changes like the ones included …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to receive Oreo update in Canada starting on April 5th

Those in Canada who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 need to circle April 5th on their calendar. That is when Android 8.0 is scheduled to start rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 owners who are subscribers to Canadian wireless operator Rogers. The latter already has posted the date on its website. As for those Canadian Galaxy Note 8 owners who are customers of other carriers in the country, it should be noted that Samsung usually releases carrier updates all at one time.

Android 8.0 includes the new Picture-in-Picture feature which allows you to watch video while still interacting with an app running …

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get Oreo starting on Sunday

Verizon did it. AT&T did it, and Sprint did it, too. Those three carriers already started updating their versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo. So that meant that T-Mobile subscribers with the Galaxy Note 8 have been left out. But all of that changes on Sunday night when T-Mobile starts pushing out the update OTA to its customers toting the handset.

The update will roll out in waves, so if it doesn’t hit your phone immediately, you can go to Settings and tap on updates to see if you can coax it out manually. If not, be patient and the Android build named for the delicious …