This ugly Note 9 price in Europe translates to about the Note 8 launch tag in the US

This ugly Note 9 price in Europe translates to about the Note 8 launch tag in the US
Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is the most leaked and talked about phone in recent memory, but there are still mysteries to be had. What is the battery life, how are the camera samples, will it blend, etc.? Perhaps the most pressing of those unknowns is the pricing and gifting in the different regions it will be sold at.

While we have a few price tags already, they are mainly from Asia, and there is that 999-pound sterling claim for the UK. The US pricing is still a mystery, but continental Europe is no more. A Portuguese carrier just went on and announced the thing on its lonesome, complete with pricing, specs and the gift wrap.

The Galaxy Note 9 price there is set at the whopping € 1,029.99, but fret not - when you remove 20% of this pricing (the import tax for most electronics in Europe), you arrive at $960 in the US. That is in line with the Note 8 tag at launch, but you will be getting much more storage, larger battery, and all the other new features the Note 9 will bring.

The carrier confirms a 4000mAh battery and Bluetooth-enabled S Pen as the killer new options on the Note 9, and says that pre-orders will start almost immediately after tomorrow's unveiling, with a release date to follow on August 24th.

source: MaisTecnologia (translated)

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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)



1. haruken

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Those cringy anti Samsung titles...

9. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They didn't get Note 9 review unit and for weeks they post retaliation articles , pathetic

34. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Your a freaking weirdo. Every time there is somthing negotiate about..............never mind.

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

it almost seem as if they hired "new wirters" so that their old pro apple writers can go at it. Good luck with the site. It's definitely cringeworthy with nonstop anti samsung. Only reason i came to this site over gsmarena was due to the easier layout but i will take ugly layout over s**tty "blog" posts

30. ahmadkun

Posts: 665; Member since: May 02, 2016

Take me with you please.. i'll try to get used to Gsm's UI anyway

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Too expensive. But I'm not the target demographic that would be interested in something like this.

29. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Your honesty is appreciated.

4. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

Really PhoneArena, really? Be more professional. I want to see article like this for ugly iPhone price too.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"This ugly Note 9" WOW!! and you writers say your not a bias site. Well the note 9 is beautiful compared to that ugly a$$ notched ipgone.

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

“This ugly Note 9 price in Europe”, stupid sissy246 the emphasis of the title is the PRICE of the phone is ugly, not the phone itself. Why don’t you and all your troll friends just go to another site already, either that or stop b!tching about this site.

13. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

But is the price that ugly when it does more than a certain phone starting at $1000? But oh no since said phone has a bitten fruit on the back it must totally be worth every penny

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

How much does the iPhone X cost in Europe for far less capabilities and features? According to Mashible, the 64Gb iPhone X is £1,149. The 256GB version is $380 more than that. Germany, the iPhone X costs 1,149/1,319 euros, which is roughly $1,376/$1,579. Italy, it's 1,189/1,359 euros, which is about $1,425/$1,629 Hungarian forints, which translates to about $1,481/$1,703 Singapore, where the iPhone X costs 1,648/1,888 Singapore dollars, which is about $1,225/$1,404 And in Australia, the iPhone X costs 1,579/1,829 Australian dollars, which is $1,267/$1,469. So how exactly is the Note 9 at just over $1000 euros, is such an ugly price?

22. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

TechSceptic doing his thing.

36. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

In the UK, iphone X price starts at 999£, not 1149. From MaSHIble. yeah. lol

26. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

According to your comment Apple's iPhones are ugliest price mobile phones. But PhoneArena is not stated this. $$$ from Apple.

40. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sorry dummy, you are the troll here I believe I am a note/Samsung fan in a Samsung article, you are a apple fan in a Samsung article witch makes you the troll. And they are not just talking about the price and even if they are let's see them say that for apple overpriced phones.

6. ad33lmalyk

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

PhoneArena, if you're listening. Kindly kick out these anti-Samsung editors and writers or just make them write unbiased. Their *UGLY* title writing skills will surely be a downfall of this website.

28. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Some writers are Bulgarians and Romanians. They work for low wages. So they need payments from the BOSS and MASTER.

31. ahmadkun

Posts: 665; Member since: May 02, 2016

Or just make them focus on apple articles .. they don't have to write about Samsung

7. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

For the same spec with x tra s pen, There are less reasons to buy note 9 over S9+.

11. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

same specks better get s9 plus minus the pen for cheaper as well..might be the last note n merge em with the s line.

8. Elvis358

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

That's one ugly number that's for sure :D

14. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Wow, Samsung! You really had the guts to price this phone as apples flagships. Its a no brainer. Samsung didn’t know that most of his fans were cheap, and can afford 300 bucks at most. Another successor of S9 for luckluster sells.

17. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The S and Note do more than the iPhone and yet cost less

18. midan

Posts: 3124; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Techsceptic, how many want to pay features they don't ever use instead paying for features which are great to use? It's funny how your only metric is what device can do most, If doing more is only metric Nokia would be number one today, their Symbian phones did it all and more so why they lost?

37. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

What's a techSceptic? Your logic appears to be, you rather pay more for a phone that offers less vs paying less for a phone that offers more. My argument is, if you can get more for less, than more is better. But why concern yourself with features you care nothing about. How about the fact that the features most do use, are still arguably better on the Note. You take pics? The Note has a better camera. Do you expose your phone to water? The Note has a higher rating against it. You record video? The Note records a sharper picture and stereo sound. Do you listen to music? The Note comes with premium headphones. Google's services are all arguably better than all of Apple services of similar nature and they are free. Google offers 15Gb free with each account, while Apple offers 5Gb. Google lets you upload over 70,000 of your music for free, while Apple charges you for the same. So if paying more for less makes you happy, be happy. Stop trying to debate about another persons own happiness, because its a pointless debate you're never going to win.

20. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Certainly it does more. It lags after a year, it explodes, its battery is mediocre, it has a very slow updates, it has a super dumb touchwiz, and it has plenty of bloatware. Of course it runs android, so not safe for your data and security. Its camera is saturated. Its price is too much compared to other i knockoffs. Its spec is just a gimmick. Good for a one year old phone. After a year, it is disposable. Sucks!!!

15. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

20% tax! No wondering why everything goes down like a stone in Europe. The pricing in right. The problem is that the EU is taxing its poor citizens too much.

19. fyah_king unregistered

The price of an iPhone is even uglier.

21. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

But having a phone that explodes is ugliest.

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