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.
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.