The Galaxy S8+ model with 6 GB RAM will cost more than $1,000 (Updated)


Update: As reported by Android Authority, the 6 GB S8+ model also appears to be available for pre-order in South Korea. The article has been edited to reflect the new information.

If you were one of the many people lamenting Samsung's rumored decision to release 6 GB RAM versions of its new Galaxy S8 flagship duo in China only, this piece of news is almost certain to make you feel better: pricing for the larger model, the S8+, has been revealed, and it's a hefty sum of 1,155,000 krw, which amounts to about $1,030. Ouch.

Like we heard previously, the model will also come with expanded internal storage as well, bumping the normal 64 GB up to 128 GB. So far, the only color option for this version of the device appears to be Midnight Black. Pre-orders will also come with a bundled Samsung DeX dock, whereas Western ones come with a free Gear VR instead.

The move to sell the 6 GB RAM version of the S8 in China only is widely interpreted as an answer to local brands, such as Vivo and Oppo, whose latest devices have also featured similar specs. It's still widely debated whether that much RAM is actually needed in a smartphone: just a couple of weeks ago, a Huawei executive claimed that 4 GB is more than enough (though the 6 GB-equipped P10 Plus somewhat disproves that claim). In any case, the high price would have likely driven away most potential customers anyway, so it's no surprise the device variant isn't seeing a worldwide release.

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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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30 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Ofc it will... This is incredible... the hunger for money in these days ... so sad.

11. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I hope they do Not release 6gb ram version. More ram will consume more battery. And everyone is worried about the battery nowadays.

2. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It's not fair to compare US pricing with pricing in another country. For example, in UK, even the regular S8+ will cost around $1000. These things are due to taxes and duties. Also, US prices are exclusive of state tax while in other countries, they are inclusive of all taxes. So that makes a difference too.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You pretty much summed up what I was about to say. PA authors' price conversion skills are a joke, and they always forget to subtract the VAT from EU prices before conveting into USD!

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Aren't PA writers all blokes from Europe?

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

All? No... Some, but not all. There are writers who are from the US too... You should be aware of that.

27. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Not to forget the included Dex station.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Not even the great 3310 was worth 1,000. The closest to this price tag will be the note 8.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

This RAM trend is really stupid. Waste of resources and a way to get the naive people's money. Most laptops come with 4GB of RAM and run a very comprehensive OS and applications with no issues, and now we need 6GB phones ? Come on ? It's beyond stupid.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Most laptops come with 4GB of RAM and run a very comprehensive OS and applications with no issues, and now we need 6GB phones ? Come on ? It's beyond stupid." Most laotops come with 4GB RAM? You mean laptops from around 2009, or maybe mid- to low-end laptops from last year or so? Definitely not morden laptops of this age. Besides, the Android OS runs a desktop kernel, so it can leverage multitasking like a desktop OS... Just saying.

28. monoke

Posts: 1173; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Lol. Did you just compare android multitasking to that of desktop OS?.. OK.

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Didn't compare Android's multitasking to that of a desktop OS. I simply said Android runs a desktop kernel, so it's multitasking prowess is like that of a desktop OS, though the Android OS itself is no match for a full-blown desktop OS when it comes to multitasking. My point was clear enough.

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

What you meant to say was most low end laptops come with 4gb ram. Most normal laptops come with 8gb. Most higher end laptops come with 16gb some with 32gb. Welcome to 2017 vs 2010.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yep, and there are even morden computers with 64GB RAM, bruh.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

By your logic phones should come with 1 gig ram and sd s4 since laptops barely comes with 4. Well, phones are mini computers and they need all the computing power they can get. Laptops with 4 gigs of ram are barely the most basic forms of computing at this time. No top computer today uses 4 gigs of ram and theres a reason for that..

10. brazuca

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

Who would think that the iPhone 7 would be an "inexpensive" alternative to the S8?

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

alternative? not even close

19. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

A 256gb iphone 7 (not 7 plus to be clear) cost $1240 in my country. $1050 (including tax) 128gb model s8 + $85 200gb sandisk microsd + $100 dbrand skin= $1235. I don't see where you got your math of iphone 7 as an inexpensive alternative.

26. brazuca

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

I don't know where you come from, I was thinking about prices in the US.

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Overpriced and overrated.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Like you brain

13. rizzell

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

If you look at it its the same price as here in the states. They said it comes with the DEx dock all for $1000. The phone here is $850 and the dex is $150 so $1000 either way you look at it. And we get less ram and memory in the states for the same price.

14. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Should have come with a 4k screen too

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? You all complained about 1440p being a battery drain, though facts shows its not. But you wnat 4K? Why? so you can post of it being overkill? QHD+ is more tan enough. The Note 8 will mostly likely be 4K. Buy it!

16. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

It would be foolish to pay such high amount for this phone. Its not north more than 500 dollars.

25. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Right. Glits and glam of the launch aside, it's basically a battery sandwiched between two sheets of glass (not aluminum, not steel, GLASS!)

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

OK, AGAIN, VAT TAXES. We just never get this simple thing. REMOVE THE VAT TAX S.Korea has a 10% VAT tax embedded in the price. the USA DOES NOT HAVE A VAT TAX. The correct pricing in USD is $924, or $75 more than the S8+

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This a dick move by Samsung. It should be 6 gigs standard, and the 128 gigs of storage should be available world wide. Why Samsung keeps doing this is beyond me. I'd buy that in a heartbeat. Dick move Samsung.

24. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I think the price is legit for someone who works or studies in an environment where dex can be utilized to it's full potential, especially in Asian markets (like Tokyo & South Korea), where connectivity tech will allow users to use the device to the full potential of its new LTE speeds. It's the same principle that keeps Apple safe from following the spec bandwagon: You blame the network for crappy performance, not the OEM, and most Asian markets are much faster than those in the US; hence the reason why Smug isn't even gonna entertain the idea of bringing the phone yuk the US & is also the reason why they'd always kept their "Prime" edition phones of the past within smaller Asian countries much like their domestic market.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just played with both units, and was blown away by the S8 plus. I'm using my gear s3 with my iPhone for now, but I'm getting an S8 plus.............and an iPhone 8. The S8 standard is nice, but the plus size is what I want.

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