Pre-order Collection of Samsung Galaxy Note8 in Singapore
Yesterday, 50 fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note series were among the first in Singapore to get their hands on the long-awaited Galaxy Note8. Held in an exclusive event at Galaxy Studio at VivoCity, these consumers were also the first in Singapore to experience the varied offerings in Samsung’s ecosystem of products and services, such as the newly launched Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX.
“I’ve owned every Galaxy Note that Samsung has ever produced,” said excited fan Whye Mun, who was the first person in line to receive her Galaxy Note8 in Singapore. “I really enjoy the Galaxy Note series because of the display screen and S Pen. The technology behind Samsung’s Note series is always getting better and I’m really excited to start using my Galaxy Note8!”
“Samsung has great creativity and innovation when it comes to meeting user’s needs and habits and this is showcased in features like the S Pen,” said Ivan Chua, 52, a Regional Director of Sales and Marketing who was one of the first few to get his hands on the Galaxy Note8. “I use the S Pen very actively in my line of work, whether writing in English or Mandarin and I’m looking forward to trying out the new translation feature on the Galaxy Note8 with the S Pen!”
The rest of Singapore did not have long to wait as well! Starting today, consumers who had successfully pre-ordered the Galaxy Note8 will get to start the collection of their pre-ordered Galaxy Note8 devices, from M1, Singtel, StarHub, Samsung Experience Stores and the Galaxy Studio, one week ahead of its retail launch in Singapore. Consumers who successfully pre-ordered the Galaxy Note8 online at major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) and Lazada Singapore will also be receiving their new devices which will be delivered to them.
Pre-orders and registrations of interest had started from 12 noon on 25 August at telecommunication operators, Samsung Store online, Samsung Experience Stores and online major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Courts, Hachi, Harvey Norman and Newstead) and Lazada Singapore. Upon their respective successful pre-order collection and full payment of purchase price of Galaxy Note8, customers will receive a complimentary Samsung DeX Station worth $1981.
Additionally, successful pre-order customers of the Galaxy Note8 without contract at Samsung Store online, Samsung Experience Stores, consumer electronic stores and Lazada Singapore will also receive a $100 Samsung Accessories and Wearables Voucher2 at the point of collection or delivery (upon full payment) of pre-ordered device.
Please also find quotes below from a few of the first customers in line at the various collection locations:
• M1 at Paragon
"I'm a first-time Samsung user, and I'm getting the Note8 as its features were highly recommended by my friend and I like its ability to take notes too as its useful for my industry. I also waited since the beginning of the year for the Note series as there was so much hype over it. I last used a HTC so I'm looking forward to see how the phone performs." – Roger Foo, 60, Professional in the Building and Services Industry
• Singtel at Comcentre
"I've been using Samsung for more than 10 years and previously used the Note 2 and 4. I like the bigger screen and importantly the S Pen which I will use for work on my Note. The camera is great and I can take nice shots especially when I travel.” – Chua Lee Eng, 46, Engineer (Left)
“I'm a current Note 4 user and I've been waiting for the Note8. Looking forward to using it and already love the screen, camera and image stabilisation features.” – Danny Chay, 35, Digital Marketer (Right)
• StarHub at Tampines Mall
"I've been a Note user since the first Galaxy Note. The S Pen truly makes it easier to use the phone, which is why I've owned every phone in the Note series, and it's excellent for me when I'm on the job." – Tan Nam Soon, 60, Insurance Sales. (Left)
"I've owned every edition of the Galaxy Note series by Samsung. The S Pen is really an amazing feature which I've come to rely upon on a daily basis, be it for work or leisure." – Chris Chan, 43, Sales Manager. (Right)
• Samsung Experience Store at Westgate
“I've always been a Galaxy Note user since the Galaxy Note 4. I really like the S Pen because I find it useful for my day to day activities, especially for games and taking notes back when I was in school. It's very convenient for on the go usage.” – Lim Guo Xiong, 24, Engineer (Left)
“I started using the Note series since Galaxy Note 2. I really enjoy using the S Pen, especially at work because it's really convenient when I'm editing documents and leaving comments when I'm out and about. I'm also a freelance photographer so the S Pen helps me with more precise editing of photos when I'm doing it on my phone.” – Lee Wee How, 30, Project Engineer (Right)
Key Product Highlights of the Galaxy Note8
• Enjoy and Do More on the Infinity Display – Featuring a 6.3-inch3 Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display4 that allows users to see more and scroll less, the Galaxy Note8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. With the new Galaxy Note8, users are equipped with more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone.
• A New Way to Communicate with the S Pen – Since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note's defining features. With the Galaxy Note8, the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity5, and features such as Live Messaging that enable users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has.
• Better Pictures with Galaxy Note8's Best-in-Class Camera – The Galaxy Note8 is equipped with two 12MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on both the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens. Whether users are exploring a new city or running around their backyard, OIS allows them to capture sharper images. For more advanced photo-taking, the Galaxy Note8's Live Focus feature lets users control the depth of field by allowing them to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after they take the photo.
In Dual Capture mode, both rear cameras take two pictures simultaneously and allow users to save both images; one close-up shot from the telephoto lens and one wide-angle shot that shows the entire background. The wide-angle lens has a Dual Pixel sensor with rapid Auto Focus, so that users can capture sharper, clearer shots, even in low-light environments. The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy Note8 will be available from 15 September 2017 at a recommended retail price of $1,398 including GST. Available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold and Orchid Gray, the device will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.
The following Galaxy Note8 accessories will also be available to complement the device:
From 9 September to 31 October 20176, Samsung will be holding an island wide launch promotion7 for the Galaxy Note8. Customers who purchase or successfully pre-ordered a Galaxy Note8 can enjoy 20% off their purchase of any original Samsung Galaxy Note8 accessories, upon full payment of the purchase price of their Galaxy Note8.
The launch promotion will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.
Additionally, Samsung will also be having two special promotions7 to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy Note8 at all Samsung Experience Stores. From 15 September to 31 October 20176, customers will be able to enjoy the following special bundle offers at discounted prices with the purchase of every unit of the Galaxy Note8:
• Package 1 - $318 (U.P $414)
• Samsung LS22F355FHEXXS 22” Flat Screen Monitor (U.P $158)
• Samsung DeX Station (U.P $198)
• Zeus Wireless Bluetooth® Keyboard HB-086 (U.P $58)
• HDMI Cable
• Package 2 - $398 (U.P $504)
• Samsung LC24F390FHEXXS 24” Curved Screen Monitor (U.P $248)
• Samsung DeX Station (U.P $198)
• Zeus Wireless Bluetooth® Keyboard HB-086 (U.P $58)
• HDMI Cable
With the launch of the Galaxy Note8, the device will be included as a new eligible product for Samsung Concierge, Samsung’s service programme developed specifically for its customers in Singapore. Providing all-round convenience and assurance for Galaxy smartphone users, Samsung Concierge offers customers a suite of premium value-added services, including benefits such as yearly device upgrade, 30-day one-to-one exchange for manufacturing defects, on-site servicing or repair, discounted out-of-warranty repairs and data switching assistance for a one-time payment (per device) of $38 (inclusive of GST).
Consumers who have previously purchased the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with Samsung Concierge will be eligible for the yearly upgrade to the Galaxy Note8 with their upgrade penalty fee waived if they intend to make the upgrade through their respective telecommunication operator8. Users who purchased the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and Samsung Concierge from Samsung Experience Stores9 will get to enjoy $350 off the purchase price of their Galaxy Note8 when upgrading.
Samsung Concierge will be available for purchase at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, Lazada Singapore and Samsung Experience Stores.
For more information on the Galaxy Note8, please refer to:
1 Complimentary gift is while stocks last and not exchangeable for cash or other items. Please check stores for more details.
2 Voucher is not valid for purchase of the following items: Samsung microSD cards, Samsung Solid State Drives, Samsung Concierge, Mont Blanc Accessories, Samsung Gear S2, Samsung Gear S2 classic, and Samsung DeX Station. Voucher terms and conditions apply. For pre-order from Lazada Singapore, customers will receive the voucher in the form of a promo code.
3 Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.3" in the full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners, and 6.2" accounting for the rounded corners.
4 A near bezel-less, full frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen.
5 Compared to the Galaxy Note 5.
6 Promotion period may vary between Telecommunication Operators. Please check Operator stores for more details.
7 Launch promotions cannot be used concurrently with other promotions. Please check in-store for more information.
8 The yearly upgrade is subject to eligibility and fulfilment of the respective telecommunication operators’ terms and conditions and Samsung Concierge Service Agreement.
9 The yearly upgrade is subject to eligibility and fulfilment of the respective Samsung Experience Stores’ terms and conditions and Samsung Concierge Service Agreement.