The summer is gradually passing by, and so to with it the days that countdown until the rumored August 2nd unveiling of Samsung’s next Note. The device – which is looking likely to be labeled as the Galaxy Note 7 in an effort to synchronize with the S-series – has been leaked in several different forms, save for perhaps a genuine hands-on with the finished product. Specs are also somewhat solid. As for pricing though, nothing concrete has been dug up until, arguably, now.
The Galaxy Note 7 could be the costliest flagship from the Korean manufacturer yet. Our sources tell us the Note 7 could start at €849 in Europe, €50 more than the Galaxy S7 edge.
For reference, at the current exchange rate this would be the equivalent of roughly $910, making it indeed the most expensive MSRP for the Note so far.
Also note the use of the word “start”, meaning that if the price was accurate, it would presumably increase from there. Reports have sought to indicate there will be no 32GB variant, rather the entry model would see the inclusion of 64GB of on-board storage. If Samsung were to release 128GB or even a 256GB model, it would thereby increase pricing further.
There is, of course, a caveat to consider: Pricing in Europe typically include VAT which means the tax is already accounted for. Price points in the USA omit tax thus making things seem, by comparison, much cheaper. As we saw with the Nexus 6P and 5x last year however, things were noticeable more expensive overseas for a variety of reasons.
British customers might be particularly worried however, even if this is not the actual price, simply for the post-Brexit trend that can be seen starting with the OnePlus 3.
SamMobile’s price leak is likely for the Edge-variant of the product, however there has been an ongoing debate as to if there will be a standard offering made available.
In terms of a spec round-up, the Galaxy Note 7 will have either a 5.7 or 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 821 or Exynos 8893 SoC, 6 GB of RAM, 64/128/256 GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel PDAF, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,600 mAh battery, iris scanner and the new Grace UX running on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Recently however, rumors have been circulating that the Note 7 may only have 4GB of RAM, and a somewhat more stretched out one that there will be a 6-inch display variant released.
What do you think? Assuming this price is indeed accurate, would you still buy the Galaxy Note 7? Leave a comment below!