More bad news Samsung fans. Following plain leaks that largely confirmed a Galaxy Note 8 will skip out on a diversion changing (and iPhone 8 matching) in-screen fingerprint reader, is new information that a phone will be even some-more costly than creatively thought…
Quoting an unnamed Samsung Electronics official, Korean site Osen says it has schooled sell pricing for a entrance turn 64GB Galaxy Note 8 will start from as high as $1,100. This is $250 some-more than a 64GB Galaxy S8 Plus and $130 some-more than a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus.
Osen says Samsung will also deliver a 128GB Galaxy Note 8 which, presumably, is going to be even some-more expensive.
Osen states that cost increases for certain components are behind a (significant) cost rise, yet it stopped brief of fixing specific parts. Interestingly while a iPhone 8 will also be the many costly iPhone ever made, most of a cost boost has been tied to a formation of Touch ID into a display – something a Galaxy Note 8 will skip out on.
But there are some crumbs of comfort.
Osen confirms, notwithstanding a introduction of a incomparable 128GB storage tier, a Galaxy Note 8 will still support expandable microSD. Furthermore a Galaxy Note 8 will still launch in Aug (26th to be exact), a same month as a ill doomed predecessor. This means no generational check and maintaining a slight lead it has over Apple’s normal Sep launch date for new iPhones.
It is also value indicating out a Galaxy Note 8 is approaching to be Samsung’s initial reward dual camera smartphone, it will have 6GB of RAM (50% some-more than a Galaxy S8), a large 6.3-inch Infinity Display and tip of operation Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets (depending on where we live).
Whether this is adequate to plea Apple’s redesigned iPhone 8 or revoke a movement of Google with arriving supersized Pixel 2 stays to be seen. But with such a high cost tag, simply not bursting would be a good start…
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