Samsung have made a decent comeback with the Galaxy S8 after the fiasco of the Note 7. The comeback won’t be complete until they successfully launch the Galaxy Note 8. Today over at VentureBeat Evan Blass has spilled the beans on some interesting info regarding the Galaxy Note 8 that may affect it’s success.
According to Evan’s source, Samsung is telling their partners that the Galaxy Note 8 will be announced in the second half of September, going on sale not long after. The price it will go on sale for will make it Samsung’s most expensive phone ever. It is expected to start at €999 which, when you consider the Galaxy S8+ is priced at €899 in Europe and $1350AU here, makes the Note 8 fit into around the $1500AU mark.
The bump in price is explained away by the fact that the specs are a bump up from the specs of the already impressive-on-paper S8 and S8 Plus. Not only will it come with the same processor variants as the S8 varieties, but the Note 8 is expected to have 6GB of RAM and an 18.5:9 ratio 6.3in edge-to-edge display.
The Galaxy Note 8 will also apparently have dual rear cameras with each sensor being 12MP and independent optical image stabilisation for each lens. The lenses are apparently situated horizontally, to the left of the flash and heart rate sensor with the fingerprint sensor to the right of it — sounds crowded.
After last year’s mishap Samsung have opted for a 3300mAh battery and it is no surprise they are playing it safe here. The S Pen capabilities are improved as well as DeX compatibility included. The phone will be available in black, blue and gold colours.
Are Samsung pricing themselves out of the range of most people? Or do we just have to accept that this is what it costs to buy a top of the line smart phone in 2017? Would you buy one?