Price cuts looming for LG G Pro 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

Price cuts looming for LG G Pro 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3?
Speculation is rising in Korea that LG and Samsung are about to slash prices on two handsets. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, currently priced at 1,067,000 won ($1049 USD), is expected to receive a haircut to 950,000 won ($933 USD). That works out to an 11% price cut for the phablet. The next iteration of the device is due to hit the market in September, with its usually large screen expected to offer a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution.

Samsung's countrymate, LG, is doing some price pruning of its own. The LG G Pro 2, the manufacturer's 5.9 inch phablet-sized model, is rumored to receive a price cut from 999,000 won ($982 USD) to 799,700 won ($786 USD). That is a pretty healthy 20% drop in price. LG cut the price of the phone once before, after the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched at a lower price than LG expected it would. In addition, the launch of the flagship LG G3 in the country at 899,800 won ($884 USD), suggested that a discount to the LG G Pro 2 was due.

Two high-end phones, two price cuts. Let's hope that the manufacturers decide to wield their respective axes outside of Korea.

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source: ZDNet (translated) via GforGames

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14 Comments

1. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Its not a big news each and every company does apple, sony not htc(they are always overpriced)

6. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Apple and lowering prices don't fit...but the macbooks went down about 100 bucks recently.

2. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Yho0o, they are price just like in africa (which is above $900 atleast)

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Both companies always talk about supporting their home market yet they are charging them $300+ more than the international model that's near identical...

4. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Even a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 OFF-CONTRACT in the USA will NOT cost $933...What a damn rip-off!

7. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

That always happens...the US is the only place where u get electronics for less. Go buy the same stuff in Europe and it'll cost more. Go buy the same stuff in third world countries and it'll cost twice as much.

13. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Nexus 5 in US is $350, in Pakistan a third world country it costs $395. this isn't twice as much.

14. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Lol nexus 5 isn't really high end to me. Also it's a Google device...so it's going to cost the same everywhere..also I wouldn't trust the credibility or authenticity of anything that's sold in a third world country unless I know where it's coming from. Cuz there are ppl who sell stuff with different internals.

5. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

On ebay unlocked note 3 for $350

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Refurbs from ATT are sometimes only $400. I wouldn't buy one (again), as they are locked down, but it's a really good phablet at this price.

9. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

I just bought a brand new LG G Pro 2 D838 for PKR 49,000 (approx USD $500)

10. wilsong17 unregistered

Why not buy a unlock t-mobile note 3 is way cheaper

11. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

brand new, international LTE version of Note 3, is selling at 580 USD in my country

12. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

What kind of pricecut is this? Note 3 LTE 32GB have cost around 670 US for over 6 months now in Sweden and its known that mine country normal have much higher price with all flagships models than other countries. LG G2 cost 450US for 16GB. The pricecuts must be wrong. More a raise in price than pricecuts. -.-

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