Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be released in two phases, reaching the UAE in October
The Galaxy Note 8 is tipped to arrive just before Apple's iPhone 8 announcement
Last week two Korean publications reported that Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed on 23 August, and now Samsung's CEO may have just confirmed that.
The Bell and The Investor both claimed that the next flagship series will be announced in August just ahead of consumer electronics show IFA.
However Samsung's CEO DJ Koh has announced to Taiwanese media that the company will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 in late August but it will be released in two phases starting in September.
He went on to say that the first phase will see the US, UK and South Korea receive the phablet first, and for the rest of the world it will be October.
Apple typically makes its major announcement in September and this year it plans to unveil the iPhone 8, however Samsung's early release may give the South Korean tech giant a head start in the competition race.