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Samsung Undecided About Galaxy Note 8's Local Pricing: Report

Samsung Undecided About Galaxy Note 8's Local Pricing: Report

Highlights

  • South Korean government is pushing to cut down telecom costs
  • Industry watchers earlier expected price to be above KRW 1 million
  • Pre-orders are expected to start September 7 in Seoul

Samsung Electronics is having a hard time setting prices for its newly showcased phablet Galaxy Note 8 as the South Korean government is pushing to cut down telecom costs, industry sources said on Monday.

Last week Samsung showcased the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 with a dual-camera and improved stylus features.

Pre-orders are expected to start September 7 in Seoul, with the official release slated for September 15.



Industry watchers earlier expected the local price tag will hover above KRW 1 million ($892 or roughly Rs. 57,000), Yonhap news agency reported.

The price of the 64GB Galaxy Note 8 in the US, already available for pre-order, stands at $929. The price is even higher in European countries, industry sources were quoted as saying.

The Galaxy S8+ launched earlier this year came with a price tag of KRW 990,000. Industry watchers said a lower price of the Galaxy Note 8 will adversely impact the sales of the Galaxy S8 models.

The new South Korean government is also pushing to cut telecom costs for households, giving smaller leeway to local tech giants to release pricy smartphones.

 
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Excellent buildquality, design and display
  • Useful stylus
  • Very good cameras
  • Speedy performance
  • Bad
  • Slightly heavy
  • Battery life could be better

Display

6.30-inch

Processor

1.7GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1440x2960 pixels

RAM

6GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3300mAh
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