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Will Samsung launch a cheaper version of the Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM?

Will Samsung launch a cheaper version of the Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM?
Priced at nearly $1000, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is going to be too expensive for some consumers to buy. But Samsung appears to be sensitive to this issue, and if a report published this morning is legit, it seems that a model with a lowered amount of 4GB of RAM is going to be available so that those with a smaller amount of discretionary income can afford the device. All other specs remain the same.

A version of the Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM was certified by China's TENAA regulatory agency. Besides a model with 4GB of RAM, Samsung is supposed to be prepping a model with 256GB of native storage and 8GB of RAM for the South Korean market.

If you have already fallen for the Galaxy Note 8 like a sack of bricks, but the price is going to keep you on the sidelines, perhaps this model with 4GB of RAM will be the answer to your prayers. Before you get terribly excited though, we should point out that Samsung has not yet made any comments about a lower priced Galaxy Note 8 variant; even if this model comes to fruition, it might not set foot in the U.S. In fact, right now there is speculation that the version with 4GB of RAM will be available in China, priced at the equivalent of $800 to $850 USD.

In the U.S., a 24-month EIP for the Galaxy Note 8 costs $40 a month with $0 down. At $800, that would work out to $33.33 a month. At $850, the 24-month EIP would cost $35.42 monthly. The $64 million question is whether this would be enough of a price cut to allow those with less money to work with, to buy the phone.

via ITHome (translated) via MySmartPrice

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