Samsung's 128GB Galaxy Note 9 is expected to cost the same as a 64GB Note 8

Samsung's 128GB Galaxy Note 9 is expected to cost the same as a 64GB Note 8
Even though the Galaxy S9 duo hasn’t exactly sold like hotcakes, Samsung appears to be expecting its hardcore fans to (digitally) line up for the fast-approaching arrival of a largely repetitive Galaxy Note 9. One of the reasons the company might be optimistic about its “next big thing’s” success is an oft-rumored pricing structure of late that may not feel so enticing at first glance.

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.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI



12. geordie8t1

Posts: 339; 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

10. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

$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.

7. basher

Posts: 117; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

"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!

6. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

If 128 gb will be the base storage for Note 9 then, this is a welcome improvement. Hopefully, all OEM's should follow.

5. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

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.

9. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

$100 says the Note 9 was so better than the S9.

4. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011


8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017


13. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011


3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014 Just for s**ts and giggles. The intro is hilarious xD

2. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

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

11. Avieshek unregistered

The Note 9 will have LPDDR4x RAM but the S10+ might have LPDDR5 RAM. Still have a reason to wait.

1. deleon629 unregistered

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

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