The Samsung Galaxy Note release, for many, is a far bigger deal than the release of, say, the Galaxy S9.
Why? Normally, the Galaxy Note release is more interesting, has more innovative stuff inside – and this year’s should be no exception.
There’s big talk about some rather hefty updates to S-Pen, as well as some pretty extensive software tweaks.
But the main thing most are interested in is how much will the Galaxy Note 9 cost to buy?
Apple’s iPhone X launched with a £1000 price tag (more or less). This took a lot of people by surprise. After all, how could a phone actually cost that much money!?
Well, Samsung is doing its damnedest not to be outshone by Apple’s INSANE pricing for its iPhone X. No, it’s taking things a step or two farther with the Galaxy Note 9…
It seems as if 2018/19 is going to be the year where phone makers go NUTS and start charging INSANE money for their flagship handsets.
Apple started this trend, but Samsung – in true Samsung fashion – is never one to be outdone.
The company has (potentially) two new phone lines launching in 2019, and one of them will set you back $1800+…
Yes. Almost $2000 for a mobile phone.
Sadly, things aren’t much better when it comes to the price of the Galaxy Note 9, either…
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price
According to leaked information, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will cost €1,029 (128GB) and €1,279 (512GB).
This would make it the most expensive mobile phone Samsung has ever produced. It’s also notably more expensive than the iPhone X.
Furthermore, additional reports suggest these “leaked” prices could actually increase once the handset arrives in August.
In the US, minus VAT, it’s a similar story for Galaxy Note 9 pricing: a minimum of $1000 up to around $1200.
Last year’s Galaxy Note 8 retailed for $950.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Release Date
The handset, according to reports, will get a release date on August 24th, following its launch on August 9th.
This ensures it gets to market ahead of Apple’s new iPhone X releases.
So what are you going to get, exactly, for that money?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs
Here’s a rundown of the rumored specs for the Galaxy Note 9, based on the latest information we have.
- Display: 6.3in OLED Display
- Camera: 12MP
- Storage: N/A
- Memory: 6GB of RAM
- Battery: 4000mAh Cell
Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but we expect A LOT of the internal specs to be rather similar to the Galaxy S9’s – most notably the CPU and camera.
It’ll be interesting to see how Samsung justifies the price increase. I know it’s only 50 bucks, but sometimes it’s the principle of the matter.
An increased price has to be reflected in components, otherwise, you just end up looking like, well… Apple.
And no one wants that, right?
If you want my advice, as someone that uses ALL of these modern handsets, I would NEVER pay £1000/$1000 for a phone.
It’s stupid. Especially when you can grab handsets like the OnePlus 6 for around half the price.
And, as you can see in our OnePlus 6 review, it’s not like they’re cutting corners, either. This phone is a serious contender for phone of the year, and you could buy two of them for the price of one Galaxy Note 9.
Put in this context, I don’t really see why anyone wouldn’t get that handset over the iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note 9.