Prepare Your Wallets, Samsung Fans: Galaxy Note 8 Price Could Be Much More Than $1,000
A previous report claimed that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be the most expensive Samsung smartphone ever, with a price tag that could reach as high as $1,000.
Unfortunately for Samsung fans who would like to purchase the device, a new report claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will come in two variants, with the more expensive model to likely be sold for a price much higher than $1,000.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB, 128GB Models
A report from Korean website Onsen received information from an anonymous Samsung official that the Galaxy Note 8 will come in 64GB and 128GB models. This will be different from the current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, as it is only sold with an internal storage of 64GB.
However, similar to the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have expandable memory support for microSD cards to increase total storage by up to 256GB.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Price
The Onsen report further adds that the price of the Galaxy Note 8 will be about $1,000 to $1,100, depending on the market. This coincides with the previous report by prolific leaker Evan Blass, which claimed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be sold at €999 in Europe. The amount is equivalent to as low as $900 and as high as $1,000 in the United States, depending on currency fluctuations, making it as expensive as Apple's upcoming premium device that is also set to be its most expensive smartphone, the iPhone 8.
However, it appears that the $1,000 price tag for the Galaxy Note 8 will be its starting price for the 64GB model. This means that the price of the smartphone will be much higher than $1,000 for the 128GB model.
Just how much more expensive the 128GB model of the Galaxy Note 8 will be compared to the 64GB model is still unknown. However, if the report is true, Samsung will be diving deeper than Apple into uncharted territory in terms of smartphone prices.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unveiling
The report added that the Galaxy Note 8 is being prepared to be officially announced in New York on Aug. 26. This coincides with a previous report that claimed the same date and location for the unveiling of the highly anticipated smartphone.
This would mean that the confirmation of the most important details of the Galaxy Note 8, including its price, is less than two months away. In the meantime, Samsung fans who will look to purchase the smartphone upon its launch should definitely start preparing their wallets.
Other important details about the smartphone that customers will look forward to in its unveiling are its rear cameras and fingerprint scanner. Popular case maker Olixar recently put up for preorder Galaxy Note 8 cases that claim the smartphone will have dual rear cameras, with the fingerprint scanner of the smartphone located at the back.
Samsung customers were hoping that the company would be able to integrate the fingerprint scanner into the Galaxy Note 8's display, but it appears that it ran out of time to do so due to technical issues.