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