Samsung Galaxy Note 9 prices in Europe are bad news for consumers

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 prices in Europe are bad news for consumers
Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 9 is probably the hottest device of the summer, but not just because it's the company's next top-tier device. If you've been reading our previous reports then you probably expect the Galaxy Note 9 to have about the same price as the predecessor, which means the flagship shouldn't go over the $1,000 mark.

Unfortunately, if you live in Europe, you'll have to pay way more than €1.000 for the Galaxy Note 9, especially if you want a specific variant that packs more memory. A new report coming from Italy states the Galaxy Note 9 will be available for purchase in the country starting August 24.

The phablet will come in three color variations – black, lavender, and blue, and two variants based on the amount of memory: 128GB and 512GB. Only the blue version of the Galaxy Note 9 will include a yellow S Pen like the one that we've seen in some of the recently leaked pictures.

Customers who want to buy the 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will have to come up with €1.029 upfront, whereas the 512GB variant will cost no less than €1.279. The report also claims Samsung might further increase the outright price of the Galaxy Note 9, and that these are the minimum amounts customers in Italy (and probably in the rest of Europe too) will have to pay for the phablet.

Considering the Galaxy Note 8 was priced slightly below the €1.000 mark, it's kind of a big deal that the Note 9 now costs almost €30 above that threshold, let alone the fact that the 512GB is priced even higher.

The good news is Samsung is willing to offer various deals to all authorized retailers selling the Galaxy Note 9, so customers might end up paying slightly less than the MSRP. Trade-in deals will most likely be available as well, so those owning another Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be able to save quite a lot from the Note 9's retail price.

Last but not least, the report confirms once again that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Watch on August 9, along with the new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet. However, the smartwatch won't be available for purchase until September.

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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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53 Comments

1. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Sammy fanboys will make excuses

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No excuses. For me the value is there.

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Even if you truly subscribe to the idea that phones are worth that kind of money, spending anywhere near $1k for a device that immediately depreciates in value isn't the brightest idea. By the time the device is paid off its worth maybe half of what you were charged, especially with Samsung.

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I've never only received half value even selling my previous samsung. Also what do you care if I choose top spend top dollar on a phone? Btw it will be far more than$1k for me as I'm in Canada.

38. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 382; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Most users subsidise the cost via monthly Payments. Even before Phones went Up to 1k territory, most plans for flagships came up to that amount after 2 years.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That’s literally the definition of an excuse.

28. AbhiD

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That's a huge excuse in itself. In India one get an Asus Zenfone 5z for $390 = 27,000 INR. Tell me how is this Note 9 worth $700-$800 more than 5z ? Not only one would save money with 5z but can also invest those saved $ so that by the time your Note 9 money literally drops to 20-30% of it's original value, that money invested can get 2x-3x the value. Nothing else than fanboyism, poor financial skills and a wallet to throw money around can explain spending so much on a phone.

30. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

But I don't buy throw away phones like an Asus...

51. AbhiD

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Lol, dude that's not a throwaway phone. Shows how much poor knowledge you have regards to Zenfone 5z. Just go check out the specs, performance etc . That phone offers value worth $600 dollars at least.

48. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Not your money.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And like Sammy fans are the only ones that makes excuses, NOT

41. Vokilam

Posts: 1349; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You’re right, but why does anyone have to make excuses for spending so much on a device they like. It’s my/your money - if you find value in it even if just a special color that no device has - that’s absolutely your business. Anyone looking for excuses from anyone is probably full of excuses himself.

2. fyah_king unregistered

You do get more for your money.

6. RevolutionA

Posts: 429; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Yes. More screen. 1200 more for note 9 plus of 7 inch screen. 1400 for note 9 plus pro Of 8 inch screen. You sammys should die of huge screens. Later you won't have space and put that thing in your underwear.

18. Luigy04

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Just tell me that you won't buy a Iphone X with a 6.5 screen... Hell... you are the first of the line since now and the device is not even anounce...

46. Mrchicago

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 20, 2016

Yeah maybe but the iPhone holds its value very well compared to the note 8 one year later can be found for 400. Find me a iPhone X for 400 right now.

24. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Such a poor argument, slippery slope. Try and stick with the facts rather pulling sh*t out of your ass.

49. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Man United fan talking facts is a new thing.

26. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Exactly

3. smoked_2na unregistered

Anything above $600USD is just too much.

5. torr310

Posts: 1692; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hey, if you think anything is too expensive, just don't buy it. Price goes down when the demand is low.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

That's the price of iphone x 64GB in europe. Iphone is the most overcharged ever

47. Mrchicago

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 20, 2016

But resell value on a iPhone X is great,

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You're a complete moron if you buy anything at launch or retail price. These high end phones don't do anything special that nobody can't live without.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It’s not your money, why do you care?

15. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Why do you care what he thinks?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why do you care that I care what he thinks?

12. Tipus

Posts: 900; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

It's always been this way, everything costs more in Europe, nothing new here

50. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right.. It's been like that since forever. iPhone X cost €1200 in Italy for base model.

13. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I do miss the stylus on my Note 5. Hard to play Minesweeper without it.

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