The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will launch on August 23 and aims to pick up where last year’s Galaxy Note 7 left off, adding in a load more sales for Samsung before the close of 2017.
We know quite a bit about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 now. Leak after leak has resulted in a pretty clear picture of the handset. But there is something new we learned about over the weekend – a pair of headphones.
Yes, according to reports, Samsung is working on a pair of Bluetooth headphones that MIGHT be bundled with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 once it gets released. These headphones, which will be wireless, of course, are likely the result of Apple’s huge success with its AirPods.
The Samsung Bluetooth headphones will apparently be designed for superior sound quality and have features built-in that will assist the user when interacting with Bixby.
The headphones will also feature a new, proprietary noise canceling technology designed for improved audio performance – think Bose QC35’s just in earbud form.
“A Samsung representative did confirm the existence of the product,” notes BGR, “and the fact that it’s made for easier interaction with Bixby, but said the company could not disclose any release date information about the product.”
The rep also didn’t mention anything about price, either. Given the pitch of these headphones, however, you can expect to be paying north of $100 once they eventually land.
Bundling them in with the Galaxy Note 8, however, would certainly sweeten the deal for a lot of floating voters. Headphones – good headphones, anyway – are often prohibitively expensive, and therefore often not optioned by many, so including them in with the Note 8 would definitely be a good marketing angle for Samsung.
The headphones will almost certainly be sold separately as well for both Android and iPhone users. This way Samsung will make the maximum bang for its respective buck on the accessories.
Finger’s crossed we’ll find out more before the Galaxy Note 8 launches on August 23.