More official Note 9 pricing leaks - $980 for 128GB, $1200 for the 512GB version

More official Note 9 pricing leaks - $980 for 128GB, $1200 for the 512GB version
Korean media is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to the Galaxy Note 9, which can be expected given that Samsung is the largest conglomerate on its home turf, and its smartphones are the most popular there, too. After the release and preorder dates tip, we now have an idea about the official pricing of the Note 9 in the country.

The basic 6GB/128GB version that most everyone outside Korea will be getting, is set at the equivalent of $980, while the souped-up 8GB/512GB model will go for the whopping $1210. This jibes in with the  Cry not, though, this tag will actually make the Note 9 the cheapest phone with 512GB storage and 8GB RAM, as the only other retail model we can think of with such setup is Huawei's Porsche Design Mate RS, and that one costs north of two grand.

As a reminder, the Note 9 unveiling event will be held next Thursday, August 9th, in New York, and preorders will start on Monday, August 13th. The official release date is said to be August 24th, but those who preorder in the time slot until August 20th, will start receiving their handsets ahead of everyone else, from August 21st onward. The prices in Korea are usually a tad higher than those in the US, but something tells us that Samsung won't be pricing its new puppy much less than the rumored here $980 basic tag. Any takers?

source: ETNews

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

I will pay $1350+ for the 12Gb Ram DDR5

2. TypicalGeek

Posts: 218; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Samsung, you’re drunk. Just because Apple was able to pull this, doesn’t mean you should too.

5. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Haha! So true. They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but Samsung is starting to look desperate now.

9. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

$980 for 128GB, when the iPhone X is $999 for only 64GB. Still getting more for less. Trust me this is absolute madness. When Apple goes high, Samsung should go even lower. Samsung makes enough phones to lower the cost on the S and Note. Especially since the only real change to this model is a larger battery, the S9 camera and more storage. But once you add the extra gifts like a watch or whatever, you still will be getting the best deal avail if you take the leap

12. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Samsung might be cheaper, but there's a reason for that - Its Samsung.... Your getting a phone that will be out of date in a week, it'll be riddled with bugs and crashes and won't get an update to fix them for years to come. I'll spend the extra money for the quality devices that Apple provides.

14. fyah_king unregistered

Apple? Quality? Lol

16. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Yep and yep! (lol?)

41. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Yeah at least the price didn’t drop after 3 month of release.

17. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Weird, my Note 8 hasn't had any bugs or crashes in the 11 months I've had it. It also doesn't lag during games so not sure where you're getting this info from. And you want to spend extra money for a device that the Manufacturer "updates" to oblivion so you have 2 options: upgrade or pay them to temporarily fix it... yeah makes sense

34. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Well you are one of the few people whose Android device works - However I don't think ur telling the truth.

42. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I don't need your validation to know the truth. I've had plenty of customers who have held on to Androids for years with 0 issues. Even had one this week still using their S4, the only problem they have is they need a new battery. I've also had my share of customers with faulty phones, but guess what they are both Android and Apple. I've even had an iPhone DOA right from the box, haven't had a Galaxy or any other android with that issue yet

43. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

You most certainly do need my validation, and don't you let anyone tell you otherwise old man! Stop telling porkies to try and prove a point! Samsung phone have been proven to slow down and begin crashing after 12 months of use. This has been proven by a study conducted by Cambridge University!

25. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Can't take anyone seriously that doesn't know the difference between you're & your.

30. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Such a liar you are, or blind Apple soldier. Check this out: on S7 Oreo update it was a bug with Cell Standby power consumption. Guess what: in two weeks, in an update which included July security update, the bug was fixed. And be attentive to me: Samsung Galaxy S7 was released with Android 6, Marshmallow. Listen to me know: it is on Android 8, Oreo. You are talking about updates, system or security, on Samsung? Get out of here!

36. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Now listen to me old man and be very attentive: How long did those updates take to reach carrier phones? Now be very attentive: How long does it take for older phone to receive the latest Android update? Listen to me now: Android phones (including Samsung) are the worst of updates, must take years to get the latest update on and older handset. Again, be very attentive to me: iOS 12 will be released on a handset that it 5 year old and will improve performance, on top of that it will receive the update on the same day as every other compatible iOS device. Now listen to me again: GET OUTTA HERE!

37. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

"How lies have fed your legend old man" _Quoting Voldermort from Harry Potter_

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

$1200 for 512GB is definitely ridiculous, but considering that everything on the Note 9 is better than the iPhone X which is $1150 for just 256GB, I'd say $50 more isn't a big deal on device payments. Outside the US, I can't see anyone other than the rich sheiks of Dubai paying that much for a phone. 128GB with a 256GB microSD card is good enough for me. I wish it can be confirmed that these new models will still support SD, even with 512GB already onboard.

11. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

"but considering that everything on the Note 9 is better than the iPhone X" Excuse me whilst I laugh hysterically at the stupidity of this...

23. Nostromo79

Posts: 171; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

I've seen nothing which points to the micro SD card slot being removed, a la the 'emasculated' Note 5 in 2015. What a bummer that was. I bought a quirky but powerful LG V10 which did well for me and then I got the Note7 in 2016; hello, LG V20 which corrected a lot of what was perceived as deficient in the V10. I would bet the house that the Note9 will support a very large capacity micro SD card as greater capacity cards become available. I've been using, without issue, a Sandisk 400GB card in my Note8 since April.

38. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

"Outside the US"? You acting as if the US is a rich country. Your poverty levels are astonishing and worst of all, you have TRUMP!! (I laugh every time I hear that a FAT OAF has taken office!)

3. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Extend the OS upgrades 3-4 years & security updates to 4-5 years.Even a $100 phone is getting 2 years of OS upgrades & 3 years of security updates.

6. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

With Android manufacturers it will probably take 4-5 years to get the first update out anyway...

26. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Wow. You're trolling hard.

35. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I know! It's too easy to rile people up on here :-P

4. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Samsung, you are out of your mind.

8. fyah_king unregistered

Not a bad price at all. I really want that 512GB.

10. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

bye Samsung... really big disappointed with galaxy note 8!

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4331; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sign me up. No other flagship phone provides the full function that I want in a smartphone.

18. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

i wonder who would be the irresponsible person that will buy the 512gb version yet have serious car issues and constantly make excuses why they are late to work you could buy a pretty good laptop with that price, hell... even a used ford

20. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's crazy how many people you see receiving government aid yet they can always afford the newest iPhone or Samsung... so you can spend $1000 a year on a phone but can't afford to buy your own food?

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