Samsung considers launching the Galaxy S8+ with 6 GB of RAM in more markets

Samsung considers launching the Galaxy S8+ with 6 GB of RAM in more markets

If you're sad at the thought that a beefed-up Samsung Galaxy S8+ (with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space) will only be available in South Korea and China, we have good news. Samsung may actually release this variant of the phone in more markets.

According to Korean publication Yonhap News, Samsung this week said that "plans to expand the sales [of the S8+ 128 GB] to other countries will be considered depending on market's demand."

As reported yesterday, the Galaxy S8+ with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory costs about $1,000 in South Korea - that's $150 over the price of the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space (which will be widely available around the world). Needless to say, the higher price tag isn't surprising, and there may be plenty of customers who would gladly pay more to have extra RAM and extra storage space. Who knows, if Samsung senses that there's enough demand for the upgraded S8+, it could launch it in the US at some point.

In case you're wondering, only the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ is getting a version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, so the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will be available only in the basic 4 GB / 64 GB configuration.

So, would you pay ~$1,000 to get 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space on your Galaxy S8+?


source: Yonhap News

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

thats extremely expensive !!

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not really. it will be in par with the iphone 7 plus in aus. in aus the price is 1334 aud which is around 1000 usd. the iphone is priced 1565 aud which is around 1175 usd. the iphone is still more expensive for us here.

16. Lion007

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

The iPhone 7 Plus is $1419 in 128GB form, approx US$1066. The S8+ is $1349 in 64GB form, approx US$1014. Both are including 10% tax. If we factor in US$1000 plus the 10% tax Australia charges (since American prices usually don't include tax), takes the total to US$1100...approx AU$1463. Then there is the standard little bit extra we get charged anyway for being, well, Australia. So probably another $100 or so on top!

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

$850 for the S8+, $150 for the Dex extra...$1000. The iPhone 8 won't even remotely many of the S8 features but will cost $1000+. I'm curious as to what you will say. So tell me now!

14. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I didn't know you could see the future...

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes I can. The iPhone will NEVER have more features than the Galaxy S...EVER. In fact - IT NEVER HAS! So why would it change now?! The iPhone doesn't even have a headphone jack. Come on man...its not rocket science. Its called pass and present visible things we see right now that set a precedence for the future.

20. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I will say In my country, the 128 GB iPhone 7 Plus was sold at $ 1,000 when it was just released (to be accurate $ 986). Samsung phones are always offering a higher value than Apple iPhones for a lower price! Why would you charge a $ 150 extra for an additional 2 GB Ram and 64 GB Additional Storage??? Why is Samsung still offering 4 GB Ram when some Chinese vendors are already making handsets with 6 GB Ram for a while????? You know why?????? Because Samsung wants to keep a selling point for the Note 8 !! Thats All! I am a Samsung fan more than anyone here but i dont like their pricing strategy and its my right to express my opinion!!

25. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Samsung is the largest memory manufacturer in the world. It should not cost so much to the company.

2. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wtf!!!

26. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

LOL. At least it has a reasonable price considering the expensive technologies they used: Super AMOLED display, 4K screen, HDR support, Dual Pixel AF, wireless charging, Samsung Pay with MST payment method, NFC, flash storage, 10nm SoC, free AKG headphones out of the box, this pre-order freebies (https://goo.gl/FNFJKT), and etc. How about Apple?

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

NAND flash shortage has shot up the price of all kind of volatile and non-volatile storage by 30-40% in 2017 compared to 2016. SSDs, NAND flash chips and DDR4 RAM prices have soared beyond limits these past few months. If you are a PC enthusiast like me, you probably already know about this. No wonder these phones will cost a lot more.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Its funny seeing u praise the s8 to high heavens and bash the s7 because u knew you were not going to buy the s7 and because its time to upgrade, u praise everything/give excuses bout the s8 yet were bashing everything bout the s7. Typical praise what u gonna get and bash what u dont have or want to buy.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"because u knew you were not going to buy the s7 and because its time to upgrade" What are you, a psychic? Just 'cause you have no logical counter argument against his valid points, doesn't mean you have to go full retard and start making up stupid conspiracy theories...

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Accoriding to this, they have not http://www.dramexchange.com/ The highest increase was 3%.

15. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Those are stock prices. RAM prices have shot up dramatically. The 8GB RAM kit I bought for $35 in August last year costs $65 now.

23. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

RAM, SSD and everything have a built in memory is increasing price in 2017. That is a fact.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Those are not stock prices. There are no company names listed. GO BACK AND READ IT AGAIN! If it was stock prices then it would be listing companies like Samsung, Micron as an example!

4. kerginaldo17 unregistered

I hope for a lower price.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Samsung fixed the issue of aggressive RAM Management ... the galaxy s8 uses 55% to 60% of 4 gb of ram even in heavy use , so i dont see why some1 need 6 gb of ram , for the 128 gb of internal storage you buy 256 gb sd card class10

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"so i dont see why some1 need 6 gb of ram" 6GB comes in handy with the DeX station. Features like a proper file manager, a desktop web browser along with keyboard and mouse support will create a desktop experience!

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The DEX UI isn't going to use any more power than the phone already offers. Also, there isnt many apps supporting the feature. MS Office is, and Office apps dont use that much power. These are X86 apps. These are stripped down ARM applications that dont use alot pf power.

24. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Maybe multitasking will need some extra ram to be fluent.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, that should have been what it came with to start. for the $100 price difference you currently get a slightly bigger screen and battery. The extra ram (dont really need the extra storage, but its cheap as well), would likely have helped justify the price difference.

17. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

If they wanted, give em to them Sammy-boy

18. chbanks512

Posts: 73; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Yes I sure would.... What made them decide not to run this model in limited quantities in the USA is beyond me. And I already pre-ordered... Crap

19. yes3sir

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Samsung keeping the users in shadows again with the variants.

21. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

The only variant I might buy. It would only be lacking 2 of the features I want at that point instead of 4... the 4K screen and front facing speakers.

22. fyah_king unregistered

I'll take 3 for myself.

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