Samsung fans will not be very happy with this news but there have been leaks that suggest that the new Galaxy Note 8 will not be incorporating the new game-changing in-screen fingerprint reader. Another, possibly even worse news, is that the new Note 8 will be more expensive than what was anticipated.
An unnamed Samsung Electronics official was quoted when they said that the retail pricing for the entry level 64GB Galaxy Note 8 will be as high as $1,100. For reference, 64GB Galaxy S8 Plus was $250 cheaper while 256GB iPhone 7 Plus was $130 cheaper than the new release.
Samsung will also be releasing a 128GB Galaxy Note 8, which is going to be even more costly than any of those who were named previously. The price increase is, supposedly, due to prices of certain components used in manufacturing. While iPhone 8 will also be the most expensive iPhone up to this day, its price will be justified by the integration of the Touch ID into the phone’s display, which is a feature that Samsung Galaxy Note will not be having.
It is also confirmed that despite the introduction of a bigger 128GB storage level, the Galaxy Note 8 will still be supporting the expandable microSD card. Also, Galaxy Note 8 will still be launched on August 26th, which is the same month as its predecessor which was known for exploding. What this means is that there will be no generational delay and that Samsung will still be able to retain the minimal lead over Apple’s September launch date for the new iPhones.
It also might be worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is supposed to be the first ever premium dual camera phone with 6gb RAM and a massive screen with Infinity display and exclusive, top of the line chipsets.
We will have to wait and see if this will be a challenge for the iPhone 8, but considering the enormous price tag Samsung has placed on the new Note 8, perhaps a good place to start with this phone is that it simply stays in one piece.