That crazy expensive 512GB Galaxy Note 9 variant is proving more popular than the 128 gig option

That crazy expensive 512GB Galaxy Note 9 variant is proving more popular than the 128 gig option
Despite bleak reports preceding Samsung’s official Galaxy Note 9 announcement of modest internal sales goals, the manufacturer insisted it had reason to expect strong numbers, and early signs appear to support the company’s optimism.

While Note 9 pre-orders have purportedly marked a small decline compared to initial Note 8 demand a year ago, the powerful new phone’s figures are still significantly higher than those of the Galaxy S9 last spring.

Profit margins are undoubtedly on the rise as well, since Korean media today reports the higher-priced 512GB configuration has actually proven more popular than the 128 gig version locally.

Of course, Samsung’s homeland might not necessarily be indicative of global demand, but even if the 512 gig variant yields slightly lower sales numbers around the world than its less capable sibling, that’s still a major victory for the number one smartphone vendor out there.

In addition to a lot more storage space, the upper-tier Galaxy Note 9 configuration also packs a whopping 8GB RAM, compared to “just” 6 gigs on the “entry-level” version. But the difference in price is pretty substantial, from 1.09 million won ($970) to KRW 1.35 million ($1,200).

Keep in mind the Note 9 comes with a microSD slot as well, so that majority of early buyers who chose the costlier model could theoretically get as much as one terabyte of digital hoarding room with the right memory card added in. Meanwhile, Apple continues to think 256 gigs is enough for any type of user.

source: The Investor

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Galaxy Note 9
  • 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)



1. waqarz

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Its expensive, but not crazy expensive. Lets see what ipa would say when the same varaiant of the iphone would be launched with hefty pricetag

21. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Storage is not the only thing you need to consider when buying a smartphone. There are so many other aspects like explosiveness, lagginess, irritability through lack of software optimization and updates, lack of second hand market value, plethora of other cheaper options similar to this phone etc etc.

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Lo....lame, especially this part: "irritability through lack of software optimization and updates..."

28. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Because, not other phone has ever exploded, is laggy, can be irritating due to limited features and capabilities, has lack of optimization that it shuts off with 20% battery remaining, and updates after update after update after update after update; because fixing one problem breaks something else. It doesn't matter how many updates the iPhone X gets, it still won't be able to do all the things even the original Note does out the box.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did a Samsung rep touch your winky in catholic school?

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

The only crazy thing here is you PA living in denial! Iphone X 256 Gb One-time payment $1,149.00 Unlocked and SIM-free iPhone Can you guesstimate the price for 512 GB of Iphone X while knowing that the 64Gb is "just" 999$ ? Yes, we are talking about an older model, wait to see this upcoming release.

22. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhone X runs iOS which only can be bought from Apple, so there is a uniqueness to it. Thus people value their iPhone more than any Android phone in the world. Note 9 is basically a speced out Android smartphone. It's capabilities are limited by it's software by being Android.

23. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

You understood zero, as usual, from my comment. There is no justification to call a phone as being "crazy expensive" while other with same price but less capable hardware is OK!! There is no logic behind other than PA making money. Not sure why I bother to reply, you basically said totally opposite, obvious reason, you cannot be objective. It's vice versa, IOS is limited software being a closed code having own ecosystem not being open to integrations while Android, an open source project, flexible, accepting integrations with third party apps/devices.. so after telling you the truth, you still believe that IOS is not limited? :)) I always wondered why a person will try to fool himself up!? I own an Iphone as well, so you cannot speak in the name of Iphone users what they are valuing more, because you know nothing about it, you should speak from your own perspective as all should do, as I do! Android gave me more benefits than IOS, for sure as much as IOS gives more benefits than Android to other user!

33. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just you saying that Android's software capabilities show how delusional y'all are.

3. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

With Netflix and Spotify, and saving their media on microSD card, there is no point in getting 512GB! I got my stuff uploaded on OneDrive, and I'd only download when I need certain files. If you can afford $1200+ for a phone, you can afford online services!

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

The problem is, you can't be online everywhere or some places the speed is deadly slow (mountains, cave, airplane).

10. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Dude, i can store on a microSD card. 512 GB is overkill. 128GB is so plenty, and i can still use my old 256GB microSD. Way more than anything I could possibly need.

11. yalokiy

Posts: 1103; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

It's an overkill for me as well, but people are different. Some want to film in 4k for hours every day, some want to store 1TB of music in .flac .

13. bucknassty

Posts: 1372; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

depends on how many HD videos you save on there...

15. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Its not actually overkill if a person usually records videos in 4k.

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No dude. There's no point in YOU getting a the 512GB one. There're people out there that will get it because of the extra storage, others because of the extra RAM, but that's their decision. If you're cool with 128GB of storage OR don't plan on getting the phone, that's on you.

19. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Take the fastest microsd card and benchmark the speed between internal storage and external storage! Yes, this is a very good point to have large internal storage, dude.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

It's not all that surprising when you consider its the cheapest and most commercially available 512 GB phone. But since we're on the topic of 'crazy expensive'... September is a couple of weeks away

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Why does Note 9 have different configuration in ram? Isn’t like apple that more storage means faster.

6. Be_Mine unregistered

Other than the US. Note 9 128 GB Version is cheaper than the 64 GB iPhone X everywhere. Heck, even in US, both the base model are $999. Especially in India, where the Note 9 512 GB Version is still cheaper than the 64 GB iPhone X.

9. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

That's great man!

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 661; Member since: May 02, 2016

If i would i really will go and pay this crazy expensive on the note 9 512 Sd Spen 8 GB ram FPS 4000 battery and ( no notch ) than go and pay it on iPhone x 265 3 GB ram .. i think it does a lot of sense being expensive.

14. cocoy

Posts: 464; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Hopefully more OEM's follow this trend on internal storage at a reasonable price.

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

PT Barnum - A fool and his money are soon parted

17. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

But if the "fool" has the money and works for his money, the fool will spend it in ways that are deemed appropriate for them. So basically, that statement is relative to what one would feel would be a foolish purchase. Just because a quote is old and at one time was profound, doesn't mean that it applies in all situations. If you had millions of dollars to blow on whatever you want, would your purchases be considered foolish ?

18. Wazupmrg

Posts: 198; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Crazy expensive? It's the same as a256 gb apple device. Gtfo

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

128 for me. There is no reason for me to get the 512 for the extra money.

25. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Once the black color's available in the US I might consider, but to see how the 8GB of RAM will be. Noticable difference between my Note 8 & S7E.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get the blue, and slap a jet black Dbrand skin on it bro.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My 512 blue shipped today. I’m gonna be making quite a few vidz out at the track, so it’z gonna come in handy.

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