Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to cost the same, offer double the storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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Samsung has officially begun taking reservations for the Galaxy Note 9 in the US, but it hasn’t disclosed how much the phone is going to cost yet. A new report out of South Korea may just answer this question.

To recall, there have been several reports about the Galaxy Note 9’s price. Many of them claimed that the device was going to get more expensive. It seems Samsung was indeed on the path towards doing this but has changed its mind, at least in South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price

As per ETNews, Samsung is going to sell the base 128GB model for KRW 1094500 (roughly $969 or Rs 66562). This is exactly the same as last year’s 64GB Galaxy Note 8, except the new smartphone has double the storage.

This is great news for anyone who wants to increase their device’s capacity without bleeding their wallet dry. The Galaxy Note 9 is still undeniably costly, but at least it won’t be any more expensive than last year, and with more space to boot.

The report goes on to assert that the 512GB variant will be priced at KRW 1353000 (approx $1198 or Rs 82240). This is a new storage option which wasn’t around last year. Samsung’s asking for more money than last year’s top-end 256GB iteration here. Still, it’s making up for that by providing double the room.

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Based on its decision for the South Korean market, it’s entirely possible Samsung that will employ the same tactic for other countries. The Galaxy Note 8 cost $929 in the US and Rs 67900 in India for the unlocked 64GB version.

Samsung is clearly targeting power users who need oodles of space. The article claims inquiries about the Galaxy Note 9 have skyrocketed in South Korea once rumors about a new and improved S Pen started popping up. We’ll see how well it does once it comes out on August 9.