Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date has been reported to be Sept. 15. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be announced on Aug. 23 during one of Samsung’s Unpacked event. Now, new information has surfaced regarding when the upcoming flagship smartphone will hit store shelves.

An anonymous representative from a South Korean telecom claims the Galaxy Note 8 will have a Sept. 15 release date in the country, according to ETNews. Unfortunately, no information was given on the device’s pricing. There’s also no word on whether this Galaxy Note 8 release date will be exclusive for South Korea.

It’s very possible that the Galaxy Note 8 release date for the United States would be the same. Samsung did the same strategy for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, so it’s certainly not out of the question, as pointed out by Phone Arena.

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The leaked render for the Galaxy Note 8 showing its midnight black and maple gold color options. Evan Blass

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There’s still no specific date yet on when the Galaxy Note 8 preorders will be available, but mobile network providers believe that a 10 to 14-day preorder period would be ideal. The Note 8’s alleged release date is more than a month later than the Aug. 19, 2016 release date of the Note 7. That of course ended up badly for Note 7 users and Samsung, and now it seems like the company has taken its time with the Note 8.

It’s also important to point out that the gap between the introduction and the release date of the Galaxy Note 8 is about five days more than that of the Note 7. This is allegedly part of Samsung’s strategy to hype up the Note 8 for consumers, while also minimizing the possibility of lack of early supplies.

“Samsung Electronics decided on the release date of Galaxy Note 8,” another representative for a different mobile network provider said. “There is almost zero chance that it will change the release date of Galaxy Note 8.”

The reason why Samsung has decided on the Sept. 15 release date for the Galaxy Note 8 is because it wants to face off against LG. It was reported last week that the LG V30 will go on sale in South Korea on Sept. 18 and Sept. 23 in the U.S.

The LG V30 is expected to be announced on Aug. 31 ahead of IFA Berlin 2017. LG also announced earlier today through a press release that its “next major smartphone” would feature a curved P-OLED display.

It would be extremely rare for two major smartphones to be released at the same time, but it sure isn’t impossible.

READ: LG Confirms 6-Inch Curved OLED FullVision Display For The V30​

The alleged final specifications for the Galaxy Note 8 was also shared yesterday by VentureBeat reporter and notorious leaker Evan Blass. The Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED QHD 1440p display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Samsung’s Exynoss 8895 processor will power the Note 8 in global markets, while Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor will power it in the U.S.

The Note 8 is said to come with 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (with microSD card support) and a 3,300 mAh battery that can be charged through the USB Type-C port. The handset also features dual 12-megapixel cameras; one with an f/1.7 aperture wide angle lens, and another with a telephoto f/2.4 lens.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will initially be available in two color options, namely midnight black and maple gold, but will also be followed by orchid grey and deep sea blue color options.