As far as the rumors and leaks go, almost everything about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is already revealed. However, the debate regarding the flagship’s price is still ongoing. While retailers in Europe suggest that the Galaxy Note 9 price will go above 1000 euros, the retailers in Indonesia are slightly more optimistic.
WinFuture revealed that the European price of the Galaxy Note 9 will be above 1,000 EUR for the initial 128GB release, while the larger, 512 GB storage option will be priced at a hefty 1,300 EUR. Given the phone’s specs, it was expected that the price would remain pretty much the same as last year’s device. However, a report suggesting otherwise could discourage some who were looking forward to its release. When these prices are converted into USD, we get two options that are priced at $1,100 and $1,500 respectively. Given the prices, and the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S9 that came out only a few months ago, the Galaxy Note 9 might have a tough time after it debuts.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 9 price in Indonesia gives us slight hope. SamMobile reported that the possible prices for Indonesia could be much better. A leaked pre-order poster shows that the initial 128GB phone will sell for 13,500,000 IDR, which is around $940, while the 512GB will be priced at 17,500,000 IDR, which is roughly $1,200.
Given that the 64GB Galaxy Note 8 cost $950, this price is far more encouraging. However, given that the prices are not always the same for different markets around the world, it’s inevitable that the phone will still be slightly more expensive in the U.S. As well, Samsung has added a Bluetooth chip in Note 9’s S Pen, more front-facing sensors, as well as the variable aperture on its main cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is scheduled to debut on August 9 at Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event in New York City. When the phone debuts, we will finally know whether all the rumors we have heard in the previous weeks and months are accurate, and we’ll finally get to see the Galaxy Note 9 price.