Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could cost a staggering €999

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If a report from a VentureBeat is considered, Samsung’s next flagship – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could set you back €999. If this rumor is true, the Galaxy Note 8 will be the most expensive handset from the Korean giants.

VentureBeat reports that Samsung is set to price the Galaxy Note 8 at €999 which, in accordance with today’s exchange rates, roughly translates to $1118 and £874.

So, what does this expensive piece of hardware constitute? Well, speculations suggest that the device will come with a 6.3-inch Quad HD InfinityEdge display, like the one Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sport. We expect the device to come up with just a few amplified software and hardware features rather than some major changes.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will, of course, come with the beloved S Pen stylus. It will be equipped with dual camera sensors on the back. We recently saw the OnePlus 5 feature this kind of setup.

The device will be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which went down in flames last year – literally. So, this time around it will come with a small battery with the capacity of 3,300 mAh.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 went down in flames last year – literally.

Rumors suggest that Samsung will stick with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 processors for the Samsung Galaxy S8. One of the major features that might distinguish the Galaxy Note 8 from the Galaxy S8 is the addition of 2 GB RAM into the existing 4 GB RAM. But this could just be another rumor.

Even though VentureBeat has claimed the Galaxy Note 8 could carry a price tag of €999, famous leaker Evan Blass has said that the device will be priced at $925 in the USA. Nonetheless, we can expect it to come with a hefty price tag.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be announced in August this year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the rumored specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8:

  • 6.3-inch, Quad HD AMOLED InfinityEdge display
  • Android v7.1.1 Nougat
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895
  • 4 or 6 GB of RAM
  • Dual Rear-facing cameras
  • 3,300 mAh battery with Quick Charge
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor (0.2 seconds)
  • Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
  • Price: €999 or $925 (approx.)