We’ve known for a while that Samsung’s planning to release a variant of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage in China — and now we know how much the latter is set to cost.
According to a report fresh out of South Korea, a Galaxy S8 Plus anodized in Midnight Black with 6GB of RAM will carry an eye-watering price tag of KRW 1,155,000, which equates to around $1,030.
Obviously, a thousand dollars is a lot of money to spend on any gadget, especially a smartphone. That’s why Samsung will award all customers who pre-order (when registrations open) the 6GB/128GB model a complimentary DeX docking station.
Not in China? Try a third-party retailer
It’s worth pointing out that while the device will launch exclusively in China, those in other regions wanting to get their hands on it will likely have the option to import one from a third-party retailer.
If they choose to go down this route, they should be aware that shipping fees will likely bump the price up quite a bit, and there’s a chance it won’t work with their specific carrier.