Samsung Electronics on Friday kicked off preorders for the Galaxy Note 8 in a handful of countries, including the United States and Britain, ahead of the official release slated for Sept. 15.
According to industry sources, the 64 gigabyte model of the Galaxy Note 8 is being sold for $929 in the U.S. Including taxes, the price is expected to hover above $1,000. The device was selling for a higher price range in Canada and Australia.
Earlier this week, Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics, said the company will try to set the price of the Galaxy Note 8 below 1 million won ($887), saying he does not wish to make the device too expensive for users. The latest price revealed at major markets is above the amount.