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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price said to be same as Note 8 (but with double the storage)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 base price in Korea will reportedly be the same as the Galaxy Note 8 release price.
- This is despite the report suggesting the base model will have double the storage.
- The price has also apparently been set for the rumored 512GB model.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has reportedly been set in Korea. According to ETNews, the base model of the phone will have 128GB storage and cost 1,094,500 won (around $971.00). This is the same as the release price of the base model Galaxy Note 8, but with double the storage.
Samsung will also reportedly release a 512GB version that will cost 1,353,000 won (around $1,201). This is more expensive than last year’s top-end model but, like the base model, will have double the storage. ETNews says that this is less than Samsung had planned to sell the phone for.
Unfortunately, the report did not confirm whether or not the 512GB version would come with 8GB of RAM as previous rumors have suggested.
Of course, even if true, these prices only relate to Korea. However, from them, we can guess that in other markets the price of the Galaxy Note 9 may be similar to the price of the Galaxy Note 8; in the U.S., the Note 8 started at $929 unlocked, and in the U.K., £869.00.
There are also likely to be plenty of offers to sweeten the deal when the phone gets released. Samsung is now taking reservations for the Galaxy Note 9 on its U.S. website and is offering up to $450 off the price of the device if you trade in your old phone. Should the Galaxy Note 9 cost the same as the Galaxy Note 8 in the U.S., with the trade-in deal it could be available for around $500.
Samsung will officially announce the Galaxy Note 9 on Aug. 9 at a Samsung Unpacked event. Current rumors suggest that as well as increased storage, the device could get a bigger battery and a Bluetooth enabled S-Pen.