Samsung must have thought long and hard what to price a phone like the Galaxy Note 9, and the $999.99 number must have run on a loop at the back of the marketers' head, like a catchy jingle from a Mad Men episode. You might sniff at the fact that Samsung is asking a grand for a phone, making it 99 cents more expensive than Apple's most expensive iPhone, but it actually makes perfect sense.
The Note line is a niche product with a dedicated cohort of fans who rarely compromise with other devices. It is also superior to the Note 8 in way more departments than a few tens above its price at launch would suggest. Still, the 9 is not for those who have the 8, but rather for those Note fans before it, for whom it makes a perfect sense to upgrade. Whoever gets the Note 9, though, will be getting the most advanced device money can buy in the mobile industry.
We can't think of another handset that combines such a high-res display with so much memory, giant battery, a zoom camera and advanced paraphernalia like the newly-empowered S Pen. Still, a grand for a phone would give anyone a pause, and that's why we wanted to ask if you intend to buy the Note 9 at this tag, or what's stopping you from splurging. There are deals, you know.
Galaxy Note 9 is $999, any takers?
Take my money!
I'll wait for the reviews
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 20, 2012
Thing this poll misses out on is why. I have a Note8, I do the two year update cycle thing, not enough in the Note9 to make the change that.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 2:43 PM 8
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It’s $999 now but probably will be $750 in about 4-6 months.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 2:48 PM 17
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True, considering they're giving you $300 headphones, it's probably only worth that right now. By keeping the same design they're already saving money on last years design, so either they give away freebies or they drop the price since they clearly have wiggle room at $1k. They take advantage of the premium price for the early adopters and then scale the price back quickly to get more sales. Who is buying this as resale device? Does it matter what it's worth if most people are just using the Samsung trade in program? T-moblie is giving you $500 for turning in an old device, so it hardly matters if that device is valued at $400. Jump on Demand is still the way better method though.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 3:26 PM 0
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4-6 months 500$ only.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 4:24 PM 2
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Save money for the upcoming s10
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 2:48 PM 7
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SMH. People who use the Note don't use the S model.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 4:29 PM 0
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Yes they do, because Note is a just a S model, with a pen that the majority hardly takes out. Note was a great device because it had a larger battery, but today it's no longer the case; S+ is a better phone and - this is Samsung's biggest problem - Mate line too.
posted on Aug 10, 2018, 12:33 AM 2
Posts: 3039; Member since: Jan 23, 2014
Where is the "F**K NO!!"option? I have the S8+ and it's already going for half what I paid.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 2:56 PM 5
Posts: 355; Member since: Jul 02, 2014
You should also make a poll, for those that will buy it....are they buying it to play games or as productivity device! It seems to me that there is just to much kids that are dreaming about this device (no matter the cost) just because of a Fortnight
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 2:58 PM 3
Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2015
Too much!!! I had to swallow hard when I purchased my S8+ a year ago. I thought that price was absolutely top end! Not going to be rushing out every year for a new phone. Furthermore, the only way to justify the expense is to keep the phone longer. Phones NEED to come with more than two years of support! The first company to implement four years of support will likely get my business!
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 3:04 PM 0
Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2015
I currently own PH-1 essentially phone. It s been very good to me and already downloaded Android P. My next phone will OP6T for half of the price. I am too lucid to spend a whopping of thousand plus for a phone.
posted on Aug 09, 2018, 3:05 PM 3
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