Samsung's 128GB Galaxy Note 9 is expected to cost the same as a 64GB Note 8
by Adrian Diaconescu / Aug 02, 2018, 6:29 AM
But upon further review, this fall’s new S Pen-wielding powerhouse could start looking like an outright bargain. At least if the latest gossip out of Korea proves legit, which is pretty much guaranteed given the reputation and track record of the regional publication claiming to have verified this information with both inside sources and wireless service providers.
Just like its forerunner, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is tipped to fetch as little as KRW 1,094,500, roughly converting to $975 today. That’s certainly not affordable, but the entry-level Note 9 configuration should offer 128 gigs of internal storage space, compared to the Note 8’s 64GB capacity in a lower-cost variant.
The Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to come bundled with a greatly enhanced S Pen, while borrowing the dual rear-facing cameras from the Galaxy S9+ (Dual Aperture sensor included), placing the fingerprint reader in a better spot, and perhaps most importantly, upgrading battery capacity to around 4,000 mAh.
All that new stuff, along with an unsurprisingly faster processor, should make the Note 9 soon a much better deal than the Note 8 last year. An unchanged price in Korea could also mean Samsung’s new 128GB flagship will cost the same $929 unlocked stateside as its 64 gig predecessor. Meanwhile, the 512GB Galaxy Note 9 variant is expected to be slightly pricier than a 256 gig Galaxy Note 8, at 1,353,000 won, or $1,200, compared to KRW 1,254,000.
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
- Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)
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We'll see how this pans out in the domestic market, where the Chinese models are looking a heck of a lot more tempting. They'll most likely offer trade-in/trade-up deals for the Note 8, as they've done with the Note 4 and nearly all models after to get customers to keep the ball rolling
posted on Aug 02, 2018, 6:42 AM 3
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I need Note 9 with 8 GB of Ram otherwise I don't want it and I will wait until S10 plus arrive or Mate 20 Pro
posted on Aug 02, 2018, 6:44 AM 4
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posted on Aug 02, 2018, 8:16 AM 0
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posted on Aug 02, 2018, 10:10 AM 4
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Going to have to make room on the shelves so all the 9s can collect dust at the same time. 2018 was a mess for Sammy.
posted on Aug 02, 2018, 8:22 AM 1
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"roughly converting to $975 today. That’s certainly not affordable," the author wants us to buy an iPhone X which is "more affordable", I guess. Well, the Note series always was more expensive than the S and now, coming with a better S-Pen, 128gb memory and that huge battery is still a better offer than the iToy X. Cheers!
posted on Aug 02, 2018, 9:11 AM 5
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$930 for 128GB? Plus they may include 128GB or 256Gb SDcard? Thrown in 50% of the Gear S3 or 30% off the Gear S4 and I may just from my Note 8. Why not just make the Note 256GG period and charge the same cost? After all, it cost them the exact same amount of money to make flash storage, no matter its capacity.
posted on Aug 02, 2018, 11:27 AM 1
Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 16, 2015
these place holder models should if anything be cheaper then their predecessors, i mean the components have been around since the galaxy s9, so aside from some software enhancements and fine tuning, there isnt really a lot of R&D that goes into these models, a note 8, 10 and 12 for example are redefining the handset, but models 9 and 11 are just stop gaps until the next big thing comes be it, note10 or s10 whichever you choose
posted on Aug 02, 2018, 3:27 PM 0
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