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Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8 hits Microsoft Store

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android phablet hits Microsoft Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
With the Lumia handsets dead and gone, the Devices section of the Microsoft Store is now hosting smartphones by other brands, and the latest to arrive is the Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8. This handset is a regular Note 8 with a set of pre-loaded apps by Microsoft, including Cortana and Microsoft Launcher.
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In just a few months, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 apparently managed to wash away the sins of its predecessor and became quite a hit in its niche, recording the highest pre-order count of all Galaxy Note phablets released so far. Now, it has just arrived where no Galaxy Note has gone before, namely straight on the virtual shelves of Microsoft's online store.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 "Microsoft Edition" has exactly the same hardware specs of the standard version, but it comes with a few minor changes in the pre-installed programs department. Since it retails via Microsoft's online store, it should not be surprising at all to find out that this Galaxy Note 8 edition features both the Cortana virtual assistant and the Office suite, both in their Android flavor. The handset is also fully compatible with Microsoft Launcher, but this app must be downloaded and installed by the user via the Google Play store.

Those interested in the Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8 can get it for a single payment of US$929.99. This amount of cash would give them the unlocked phablet, as well as free shipping and, if such an action is ever needed, free returns as well. We should also keep in mind that this phablet's standard retail package includes a premium set of AKG earphones, an S Pen, a case, and a few other accessories.

If you missed the Note 8 so far, you should know that its strongest selling points are the superb 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, the dual camera setup on the back, as well as the S Pen stylus (also included in the standard retail package). The fact that it has an IP68-rated build also sounds great. For all the details, please do not hesitate to check our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-11-24 (Update: 2017-11-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.