Would you like free AKG headphones or V-Bucks with that Note 9?

Would you like free AKG headphones or V-Bucks with that Note 9?
Beware of Samsung bearing gifts, say the ancients, but when it comes to the Note 9 and its unavoidably high pricing, that old proverb is off, we'll take anything Samsung gives us. Yes, there will be gift packs to go along with the most souped-up Note ever, and they will seemingly differ from a place to place, but there are a few common denominators in every "value pack" that might go along with the handset.

In the Netherlands, for instance, the value packs include your choice of $150 worth of V-Bucks for the Note 9-exclusive Fortnite, or AKG wireless headphones, or both for $99. Given that just the AKG Y50 BT run for $299, it's a pretty good deal for gamers who want to play on their Note 9 undisturbed. 

What will the US value pack look like, remains to be seen (we've been hearing an IconX bundle), but the above setup seems like a smart move - after all, the Note 9 will be heavily advertised as a gaming phone, apart from anything else it already is.


source: TechTastic

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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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10 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Please, anything but vbuks...

2. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Washing machine, TV and ref please

3. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I don't think the headphones are $299... I just got the same ones on sale from Samsung for $50

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The MRP is what comes to play here.

8. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I really regret not buying them on sale, that was a huge discount.

9. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

they are 80$ in amazon right ow and they are not that great! but V-Bucks?! hellllllll NO!

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I'll just sell the headphones. V bucks are useless to me.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

None of that trash.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Wait, those are real AKG Y50 and not rebranded "standard" Samsung headphones? Not bad, not really great since for the same price there are much better (and even cheaper) HD 4.40BT, but still not a bad deal for low-end headphones.

10. Wazupmrg

Posts: 199; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Of course when Apple launches their mildly upgraded phone, with no promotion, with a higher price point, this blog wont say "unavoidably high pricing", but rather "incredibly reasonably priced". Lol.

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