Excited fans of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 won’t have to wait long for the launch of the smartphone on August 23. However, according to a recent leak, they may have to shell out more than a thousand dollars if they want to get the special edition version of the said phone. Dubbed as the “Emperor Edition,” the particular version’s storage is reportedly 4 times more than the standard 64GB. Read more about this smartphone news from Forbes below.
New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Too Expensive?
We know just about everything about the Galaxy Note 8. But if you thought Samsung couldn’t make its smartphone any bigger or more expensive with its release now close, think again…
Following his superb expose of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year (a 25 point nailed on smash), WinFuture’s Ronald Quandt is back pointing out Samsung has found a way to both enlarge the massive 6.2-inch Galaxy Note 8, which will in turn push its price well beyond on expected $1,100 asking price.
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The recently released Galaxy S8+ came out with a whopping $850 asking price for 128GB storage capacity. This would mean that the rumored 256GB storage for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 special edition would be priced at around $1,100.
New Smartphones Becoming More Expensive
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The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s would-be tag price could breach the thousand dollar mark for smartphones. According to reports, on the other hand, Apple’s iPhone 8 will be the company’s first phone to cost more a thousand dollars. The 128GB and 256GB versions of the upcoming phone might go up to $1,200.
At least Apple enthusiasts still have more time to save up for the iPhone 8 release. On the other hand, Samsung reportedly plans to start selling the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Sept. 15, at least in South Korea. That’s three weeks after the scheduled launch on Aug. 23.
Only Available In Asia?
It seems like only Asian countries will be getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition phones like in South Korea. If this $1,100 version does make its way to Europe and the US, would you be willing to shell out $1,100 to get it?
Check out this preview for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Is the $1,100 pricing for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition reasonable for its reported expanded storage space? Hopefully, the tech giant already straightened out the kinks with the ill-fitted Note 7.
Did this rumor affect your excitement for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Let us know in the comments section below.