Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price: how much does it cost?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price is big, just like it's epic 6.3-inch display size.

Of course, that's to be expected because we paid a lot for the slightly smaller Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus that cost $825 (£779, AU$,349) or, on contract in the US, $35 a month. Ouch.

Alright, let's rip off the Band-Aid: The Galaxy Note 8 price in the UK starts at £869 SIM-free, or starting around £60 per month if you want a free phone

The Galaxy Note 8 price in the US unlocked is $929, and it varies by carrier. T-Mobile's starting price is $930, while Verizon's is $960. Each carrier is offering various monthly payment plans, including some that span 30 months. You'll be paying off this phone for a looonnnng time. 

But if you're ready to commit to a phone with dual cameras on the back and 6GB of RAM, then Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders go live on August 23 in the UK, and August 24 in the US. You can pre-order your Note 8 through Samsung.

But wait, there are Note 8 bundles and a special offer

So you won't find a cheap Galaxy Note 8, but you can get it for full price with a Samsung Gear 360 camera or a microSD card and fast wireless charger bundle.

These pre-order promotions actually last for a month, 15 days after the phone release date on September 15. This will ease the high price a little bit.

It's not going to save you money, but it does increase the value and having two bundle options instead of one is ideal in case you already have a 360 camera.

What will save you money is if you previously owned the recalled Galaxy Note 7 and trade in your current device. 

This special offer qualifies former Note 7 owners to save up to $425 when they upgrade to the Galaxy Note 8. Yes, you'll have to turn in your current device, but you could potentially save nearly half the price of a Galaxy Note 8. Which is a lot.

Samsung is clearly saying, "We're sorry" by giving Note 7 a chance to save big on the new Note 8. You can find out more about the trade-in offer on Samsung's website when pre-orders open tomorrow. This is currently a US-only offer.

The unlocked Note 8 price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will launch on day one as an unlocked phone in the US, a rare move by any other smartphone maker aside from Apple.

This means you won't be tied down to a specific carrier in the US, though AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile will still be selling this phone on a monthly contract.

What does else does this mean? No force carrier apps (read: US carrier ads). It'll just include the apps that Google and Samsung had intended. Fantastic.

As mentioned, the unlocked Note 8 price is $929 in the US and the SIM-free phone starts at £869 in the UK.

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