The Galaxy Note 8 is less than a week away from its official announcement and it appears we now have an idea of what it will cost, and it isn’t going to make many people happy.
According to information obtained by ITHome, the Galaxy Note 8 will launch in three versions – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB – each with 6GB of RAM, and will cost ¥6,288, ¥7,088 and ¥7,988 respectively in China. That translates in U.S. dollars to $941, $1,061 and $1,196.
To be fair, currency conversion on smartphones is not always a one-for-one proposition. Quite often you will see an item priced $99 USD and at £99 GBP. A manufacturer will pick a number and just use that in the local currency. With the Chinese Yuan it’s a bit more difficult, but speculation right now seems to be focusing on the 256GB version probably coming in right around the $1,000 mark.
Even with this pricing, it is highly unlikely what you will pay unless you try to pick up an unlocked version. Carriers, retailers and even Samsung itself will more than likely be running promos that will significantly lower the price.
Samsung’s latest flagship phone is expected to launch with a Snapdragon 835 processor (Exynos 8895 in certain markets), a 6.3-inch screen with dimensions of 2960×1440 and Android 7.1.1 Nougat underneath of Samsung’s usual layer of software.