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  Reply # 1851756 24-Aug-2017 10:19
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Smaller battery than the S8+? Seriously guys, come on.

 

 

 

At the expected price of close to $2k, no chance I get this.




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  Reply # 1851761 24-Aug-2017 10:22
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Smaller battery than the S8+? Seriously guys, come on.


 


At the expected price of close to $2k, no chance I get this.



I think the phone will be around $1499 nz. The note is always expected to have smaller battery compared to the s8+ due to the S-pen. I can see there being battery issues however due to the larger screen. No doubt the resolution is bumped down by default.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1851857 24-Aug-2017 12:39
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Awesome tech, but Sammy will need to drop the Bixby button and glass back before I buy them again. And the pricing is steeeeep!


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  Reply # 1851866 24-Aug-2017 12:56
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freitasm: I will be attending the Auckland launch event, this Thursday evening. Been using Huawei devices (and HTC before) so will be interesting.

 

@freitasm can you take a plus one? LOL. I want to see it so much!


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  Reply # 1851867 24-Aug-2017 12:57
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Just announced! Nothing much has changed to be honest. The conference was a bit cringy though... 

 

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The 10 Minute version on engadget was awesome. I was impressed. I can't wait for this phone to get here. If it's $1500, I'll almost certainly be upgrading my S8+.

 

 


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  Reply # 1851868 24-Aug-2017 12:58
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freitasm: I will be attending the Auckland launch event, this Thursday evening. Been using Huawei devices (and HTC before) so will be interesting.

 

@freitasm can you take a plus one? LOL. I want to see it so much!

 

 

I don't think so... Although I am sure some people do it.





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  Reply # 1851870 24-Aug-2017 13:00
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freitasm:

 

networkn:

 

freitasm: I will be attending the Auckland launch event, this Thursday evening. Been using Huawei devices (and HTC before) so will be interesting.

 

@freitasm can you take a plus one? LOL. I want to see it so much!

 

 

I don't think so... Although I am sure some people do it.

 

 

/me sad face :(

 

 


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  Reply # 1852175 25-Aug-2017 02:47
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I'm enjoying the Galaxy S8 plus and probably won't change that this time round. If the Note 9 looks good next year then possibly.

I've not found the software any more bloated than iOS really. The latest version seems pretty good.





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  Reply # 1852208 25-Aug-2017 08:04
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Love that Samsung is discounting the phone for people in the only country affected by the note 7 fiasco....

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  Reply # 1852222 25-Aug-2017 08:22
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OK HN AU just updated their site to show pre-orders for 21st September @ $1499AU 

 

Wireless fast charger as bonus.

 

So i am thinking it will be like 1699 here.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1852225 25-Aug-2017 08:25
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OK HN AU just updated their site to show pre-orders for 21st September @ $1499AU 


Wireless fast charger as bonus.


So i am thinking it will be like 1699 here.


 


 



Yea probably not far off. Ya know the phone is considerably bigger this year, wider and taller than the note 7. Not sure i am a fan of that. I think id much prefer getting the note 7 FE.

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  Reply # 1852230 25-Aug-2017 08:45
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OK HN AU just updated their site to show pre-orders for 21st September @ $1499AU 

 

Wireless fast charger as bonus.

 

So i am thinking it will be like 1699 here.

 

 

 

At that price, a free charger ain't a bonus.


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  Reply # 1852361 25-Aug-2017 10:23
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tripp:

 

OK HN AU just updated their site to show pre-orders for 21st September @ $1499AU 

 

Wireless fast charger as bonus.

 

So i am thinking it will be like 1699 here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IIRC the Note7 was $1,699.


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  Reply # 1852394 25-Aug-2017 10:55
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Stuff seems to think it'll $1499 here too.


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  Reply # 1852403 25-Aug-2017 11:00
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Kopkiwi:

 

Stuff seems to think it'll $1499 here too.

 

 

I'm gonna make a call and say there is next to no chance it would be cheaper here than Australia. I do think however, that there will be a price break for those who owned a note 7. So I'd say $1699 for Note 8 and $1499 if you had a Note 7. 

 

At $1500 I'll buy it, at $1700 I (probably) won't. 

 

 


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