Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 launched in Malaysia. Here’s all you need to know

The phablet you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has been officially launched in Malaysia and it is currently on sale nationwide today. If you missed out on the pre-order promo that Samsung ran from the 5th to 10th of September, don’t worry, because Samsung is also having a limited time roadshow promo too.

Pricing and colour options

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is priced at RM3,999 inclusive of GST. It will be available in 3 colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Maple Gold.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 specs

Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 is the most powerful flagship the company has ever made. It comes with an Exynos 8895 octa-core 10nm processor that’s mated to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. If 64GB isn’t enough, you can always expand it further via a microSD card slot on the hybrid Dual SIM tray.

Up front it also has the best screen Samsung’s ever put on a smartphone, This is a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display that curves at the edges and bleeds over the sides. Top and bottom bezels have also been reduced to a smudge and the phone comes in a tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio so it’s easier to hold in one hand.

On the camera front, it’s got a dual-camera setup that features two 12MP sensors where one shoots wide while the other does a short telephoto. The wide lens has an f/1.7 aperture while the telephoto one has an f/2.4 aperture. Both sensors also have OIS and gives the camera the ability to take bokeh-fied images with Live Focus.

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In the battery department, the handset features a 3,300 mAh cell with support for fast charging via USB Type-C and fast wireless charging. As it’s a Note device it also comes with an S Pen with a bunch of new features including Live Message and paragraph hover translations.

If you want to know whether you should buy one or not, check out our full review for the details.


Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will be available at all Samsung authorised outlets nationwide. You can also pick one up at authorised retailers like Harvey Norman, Courts and SenHeng.

Besides that, you can also opt to grab your Note8 from one of our telcos including Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Yes.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 launch day promotion

From 21 to 24 September 2017, Samsung Malaysia is offering a free Samsung Gear VR with controller (worth RM499) and a free Samsung Screen Protection (worth RM149) with every purchase of a Galaxy Note8 (RRP: RM3,999), while stocks last.

The Galaxy Note8 roadshows are taking place at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, AEON Tebrau City Johor Bahru and Gurney Plaza Penang. There will be 1,000 units of Gear VR and Samsung Screen Protection up for grabs in KL while Johor and Penang get 500 each.

What’s more, if you’re among the first 100 customers to purchase a Note8 at Pavillion KL, you will get the chance to meet Song Ji-Hyo on stage and collect and autographed Clear View standing cover from her.

If you’re not a Samsung Pay user, you can redeem an RM10 Petronas voucher when you activate by adding a supported credit/debit card to your account. There are also free vouchers and discounts on the mySamsung app which are available while stocks last.

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For the rest of you around Malaysia that can’t make it to the roadshows, you also get special deals at Samsung Experience Stores nationwide including a 3X Maybank Treat Points and a free dual-port car charger (worth RM89) when you pick up a device with Maybank’s 0% Ezy Pay Plan for 12 or 24 month installments.

There’s also a special purchase with purchase offer for the Smart Care package where you can get the Samsung Protection Plus Plan for RM238 (RRP RM298) or opt for just a 1-year 1-time screen crack warranty for RM88 (RRP RM149). Thinking of trading in your current handset? Here’s a guide on how much you can get for it.

For more details, head here.