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Samsung Note 8 Galaxy Unpacked live stream – 23 Aug (24 in OZ)

Samsung’s long-awaited Note 8 will arrive to the world on 23 August in the US via a live stream, which is 24 August at 1AM AEST down under.

If you’ve been waiting for the Note 8 to arrive, complete with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ style bezels, but with the addition of a very advanced stylus, then that wait is almost over.

Of course, it may well be that Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 8 with a pre-order period, as is usually the case, making you wait that little bit longer, along with the presumed inclusion of a Gear VR headset and/or a MicroSD memory card.

After all, this kind of pre-launch promotion is now expected from Samsung, and gives the company the extra time it needs to get stock distributed around the world and the factories further pumping out the Note 8 product.

It goes without saying that Samsung has clearly made mountains of effort to ensure there are no battery snafubars this time around, having had to ensure this for the S8 and S8+, and while the embers of the Note 7 debacle have long since gone out, no-one wants a flare-up.

So, with major phone launches routinely now arriving with an amazing launch experience, it comes as no surprise to discover that it will be no different for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Indeed, Samsung has even prepared a pre-event registration page so you can be reminded of the event and so you will hopefully watch it live – or be reminded to watch it thereafter.

The Live Stream of the Note 8 launch happens in Australia at 1am, AEST, on 24 August.

However, this date is 8am on 23 August for those in California, 11am on 23 August for those in New York, and 4pm on 23 August for those in London.

You can use the converter at the excellent Time and Date website if the above dates and times don’t immediately clue you into when you can watch from your location, wherever it might be on planet Earth you will be with a decent Internet connection.

So, good luck to Samsung, may its launch run smoothly, may its stylus be pointy, may its batteries be awesome and may its Note be notable!


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