Microsoft may not be making any Windows-powered smartphones anymore but that doesn’t mean you can’t head over to its online store right now and purchase a smartphone. It has teamed up with Samsung in the past to launch “Microsoft Edition” variants of its flagship smartphones. Microsoft has now started selling the Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition online. Its the very same Galaxy Note 8 that we all know and love with some pre-installed Microsoft software.
The Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition is now available for purchase from the company’s online store. It comes pre-installed with Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneNote. Even the Cortana virtual assistant is present on the handset straight out of the box. It replaces Samsung’s default launcher with the Microsoft Launcher.
Microsoft started selling the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition just last week. They too feature the company’s software. Everything else remains the same. There’s no difference in the specs or features of these Microsoft Edition devices.
The Galaxy Note 8 Microsoft Edition is available for purchase right away. It costs $929 but the company has it on sale for $779.
Don’t worry if you have already bought a Galaxy Note 8 from someplace else. You can transform it into a Microsoft Edition device by simply downloading all of the aforementioned apps from the Google Play Store.