The creators of Windows Phone, Microsoft is now selling the Samsung Galaxy Note8 at its online store. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 (Unlocked) powered by Android, the rival mobile operating system developed by Google is now available for $929 at the Microsoft Store.
When we contacted Microsoft for a comment, a sales representative told us that the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is available since 6th of November. Microsoft is also selling the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at its online store since early November.
Microsoft thinks that selling the Android phones with its software is a brilliant idea, as a result, the company worked with Samsung to launch Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Note8 Microsoft Edition. It’s unclear if these units are Microsoft Edition or not, (the special unit comes with Microsoft Launcher, and applications such as Cortana, OneDrive, OneDrive and others are pre-installed).
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 available at the Microsoft Store is basically nothing more than standard models shipping with an OOBE customization. Microsoft says that users can personalize their phone with the Microsoft Launcher, “it’s an app that includes favorites like Word, Excel, Onenote, Cortana, Outlook, and more,” the Store listing reads.
“With Microsoft Launcher, available from the Google Play store, access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed. Open photos, docs, and webpages on your Windows PC with a Microsoft account or work/school account, so you can work seamlessly between your Android phone and Windows computer,” the firm says.
The Galaxy Note8 features edge-to-edge 6.3-inches screen with signature Infinity display technology and resolution of 2960 x 1440. The device is powered by Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.