Microsoft is now selling Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note device, the Note8, on its official store. The company already sells the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on its official store, and Note8 is joining the Microsoft Store’s ever-growing line of Android devices.
Buying the Galaxy Note8 from the Microsoft Store won’t get you the true Microsoft experience. The device still ships with Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher, and you will have to manually install the Microsoft Launcher and other Microsoft apps, reports MSPU. Microsoft is still promoting the Note8 as a device that lets you “unlock true mobility” with the help of the company’s Office and other apps. “Now you can purchase a Samsung Galaxy S8 device and personalize your phone with the Microsoft Launcher It’s an app that includes favourites like Word, Excel, Onenote, Cortana, Outlook, and more. You can get the Microsoft Launcher in the Google Play store,” Microsoft mentioned in the product listing. As you might have noticed, the listing actually refers to the Galaxy Note8 as the regular Galaxy S8, which is most likely the result of a lazy copy-paste job.
For those wondering, the Note8 is Samsung’s latest product for its Note line after the disastrous Note 7. The device boasts a gigantic 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, a 12MP dual camera setup on the back, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 3300mAh battery, and ships with Android 7.1.1.
As it stands, the Galaxy Note8 is the company’s most expensive smartphone available right now. It’s still cheaper than the iPhone X, coming in at $929.99. You can get one for yourself here from the Microsoft Store. Needless to mention, the device is only available in the United States from the Microsoft Store at the moment.