So, the Note 8 now costs $550... would you buy the Note 9 or Note 8?

So, the Note 8 now costs $550... would you buy the Note 9 or Note 8?
Samsung wasted no time and slashed the price of the Galaxy Note 8 almost immediately after the Note 9's unveiling. You can now get last year's model for either $550, if you go with T-Mobile, or $600, if you opt for the Verizon version. In contrast, the brand-new Galaxy Note 9 starts off at $999.

That's some difference! For almost twice the price, the Galaxy Note 9 offers a very slight redesign, which is almost negligible, a new Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, which transforms the stylus into a remote with limited capabilities, loud stereo speakers with the "Tuned by AKG" logo, a slightly upgraded camera, and a blood pressure sensor. Under the hood, it's powered by the latest-and-greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, has 6 GB of RAM, and its storage space starts at 128 GB.

The Note 8 still has that sleek Samsung design, a capable dual camera, an S Pen that is just as accurate and responsive — just sans the Bluetooth connectivity —, and hardware that may be last year's but is still more than adequate.

Some people call the Galaxy Note 9 a marginal upgrade over last year's offering. So... is Samsung shooting itself in the foot by selling the still-capable Note 8 so cheap? Which one would you rather buy?

Which would you buy: Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9?

Galaxy Note 8 for $550 - $600
Galaxy Note 9 for $999+!

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