Johannesburg - With its most expensive smartphone ever, South Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched its follow-up to the world’s most controversial smartphone.
At a live stream event in Johannesburg on Wednesday night, Samsung announced that the Note 8 will arrive in South Africa on September 22 with a hefty recommended retail price tag of R18 499.
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The Note 8 however, might be worth its price as it is the most advanced phablet of 2017 so far.
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The device features Samsung’s immersive Infinity Display with a 0.6 inch screen - larger than the Note 7 at a size of 6.3 inches, making it the largest display on a Samsung smartphone.
The Note 8 also features a dual camera with both lenses built with optical image stabilisation, making for crisper photos.
The device is expected to be available on contract from around R869 per month on a 24-month contract.
Last year, the Note 7 smartphone became the most controversial smartphone ever, after numerous devices were reported to have exploded around the world.
The device earned further notoriety after it was banned by numerous airlines around the world, including South African Airways.