Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM sells for $1,020 and comes with a free DeX Station

If some of you had any doubts that Samsung will launch a Galaxy S8/S8+ with 6GB RAM model, the following news should make it official. Before going into details, it's worth noting that this particular variant will only be available for purchase in China, at least at launch.

Well, it looks like the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM Galaxy S8/S8+ is now listed on Samsung's Korean website. Unfortunately, the handset did not yet confirm the price for which it will sell.

Korean publication ETNews claims Samsung will offer the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM for 1,155,000 won, which is about $1,020. Although that's much more expensive than the regular 4GB RAM model available in the rest of the world, customers who pre-order this special edition Galaxy S8+ will get a DeX Station accessory worth of $150 for free.

Apparently, Samsung was forced to launch the 6GB RAM Galaxy S8+ in China in order to better compete with native handset makers like Vivo, which already released a couple of smartphones that pack the same amount of RAM.

The bad news for Samsung is that all these 6GB RAM smartphones made by Chinese OEMs are priced much lower than its Galaxy S8+. We'll see how good the sale for this special edition will go in the coming months, but we hope it will be made available in other regions as well.

source: Samsung via ETNews (translated)

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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)



1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

That design tho..

2. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

$1020? That Dex station is clearly not free.

3. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

$1020-$150=$870. Isn't this cheaper than the 4GB S8+? Anyways, although it's cheaper, it's still pretty expensive, and that's the main reason I didn't pre-order it, I will wait a month or two, and get it for $100-$150 cheaper.

17. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Close, most places I've seen are listing the retail for the s8+ as $840

39. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

what is the config? S8+ doesn't say s**t and it seems that the 6GB RAM model is available in select markets.

28. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

that's not really how thing work. the complimentary items or freebies are valued differently by people. I myself would say 150USD just for a simple dock with video out and USB inputs are ludicrous. Not to mention the dock is literally useless to most people out there. Samsung's strategy has always been price the accessories higher and give them out free so people would think they are getting a very good deal, while in reality, not really a big difference.

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Samsung's strategy has always been price the accessories higher and give them out free so people would think they are getting a very good deal, while in reality, not really a big difference." The whole tech industry does that, not just Samsung.

47. whqhdrbs

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 12, 2017

s8+ is $850 which si about $100 more than most other flagships(plus) is it worth it? absolutely OIS ✔︎ IP68 ✔︎ SD835 ✔︎ 570 ppi ✔︎ UFS 2.1 ✔︎ IMX333 ✔︎ Bluetooth 5.0 ✔︎ Gorilla Glass 5 ✔︎ Qi wireless charging ✔︎ Fast battery charging ✔︎ Mobile HDR Premium certified ✔︎ DisplayMate’s highest ever grade, A+. ✔︎ Record Brightness, peak at over 1,000 nits. ✔︎ Gigabite wifi 4gb LTE and all those extra like dex, vr,bixby vision,samsung pay,secure folder,iris scanner,.........

48. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S8 plus pixel density is 529 PPI not 570PPI the ordinary S8 is 570PPI.

49. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Hey, why not wait 5 months and get it for half off; just like carriers did with the LG v20, s7 line, and other android flagship devices. After seeing this happen, id decided that i would never in my life pay full price for another android flagship.

6. androiduser

Posts: 512; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Lol in my country the galaxy s8 plus sells for 1100.

7. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Are all smartphones there this expensive?

40. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

mine is around 830 USD for S8 Plus, 740 USD for S8. for comparison, S7 Edge is currently selling at 600 USD.

8. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The plus model has always been more pricey than the regular Galaxy S phones so the plus model with 6GB of RAM would be near this price as it is so the DeX is most likely close to free. I could see the 6GB of RAM being put to good use if docked for desktop duties and there are more editing software available to Android so I could see more RAM intensive work being done on this phone.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dick move Samsung, by not having that variant in the states. I'd have bought that one in a heartbeat.

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hopefully the higher spec is what's in store for note 8

37. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

They probably thought the US wouldn't care as much about the ram figure. Mainly because it does little to affect the actual experience... what's the difference between having 1 & 3Gb sitting unused most of the time... nothing but higher component costs (although I'm sure it would be almost negligible on their profit margin). The time where having the extra ram is useful is when doing many demanding applications simultaneously, and using the Dex Dock seems like a perfect use case. Personally I saw windows was having a special edition of the phone, they should rebrand this version instead including the dock & it would make more sense that the business power users would see the value here than the average person.

5. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hmmmmm........that would be very tempting if this was available in the US.

12. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Although we know the quality of the Samsung smartphones, but 1,020 is not worth. No smartphone Over the earth.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

15. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Sold! Give 2 please!

16. ryansc375

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'll take two 128GB OnePlus 3T's and a killer pair of headphones, thanks.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Anyone wanting a nice black case for their S8 Plus, check out the Elago origin black on Amazon. $17.00 with standard 4-5 business days shipping, $21.00 with 2 day shipping.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's a nice case. Free 2-day shipping with Prime.

21. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Why doesn't that other phone maker(Vivo) launches it's phones here in the United States? Apparently they're giving Samsung a run for its money in China.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't the US have enough phone choice? How many more you need?

27. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Huawei tried entering the US market, and is having not so good of luck so far. LeEco tried entering the US market, and is failing miserably. It's unfortunate that we can't have more competition, but Samsung and Apple dominate the sales here. It'd take a true game changer and a s**t ton of money spent on advertising to even remotely get people interested in a device from another OEM, especially one like Vivo who most Americans know absolutely nothing about.

46. whqhdrbs

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 12, 2017

if Chinese want to enter other markets, they need to open their markets first, Chinese companiese grew with gov. support in every possible ways, one of which is "joint-venture" that communist party owns the half and constant push for technology share, plus who wants Chinese communist party-owned companies in their market, China blocked Google and Chinese want to sell their stuff elsewhere?

33. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Customers in China are more budget conscious than those in US. So brands like vivo , xiaomi , leeco sell in China a lot. Secondly in US people look for good after sales service too. These Chinese companies only sell their mobile. , Do not expect much from their after sale support. It is better to buy a new mobile.

34. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Vivo ain't cheap, bruh. They're like the Apple of China.

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