When compared to the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already priced higher at $750 and $850, respectively.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge made their debut priced at $650 and $770, respectively, but it appears that Sammy wants you to shell out even more than the $850 price tag that it has slammed on the Galaxy S8+. The good side of the story is that paying a higher price for the S8+ will also earn you a phone that packs more raw power as compared to the standard model that is priced at $850.
Before the Galaxy S8+ was made official, there were rumors that Samsung will unveil a special edition meant for the Chinese market. This special edition was to come with two major upgrades over the standard model, but keep the rest of the specs and features unchanged. The changes here include more RAM and twice the storage available on the $850 model.
Well, the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the Galaxy S8+ is finally here, but contrary to previous reports, it is not a China exclusive. Apparently, the tech giant will also be selling the handset in South Korea and in fact, the company has already listed the phone on its official website. Other than buying it from Samsung direct, locals will also be able to grab this high-end Galaxy S8+ from cellular carriers in the country, but you only get to pick one color – Midnight Black.
Pricing and availability dates remain unclear, including whether this model of the Galaxy S8+ will also be available in other markets besides China and South Korea. However, reports coming from the country claim that the phone could be priced in excess of $1000, which goes in line with earlier rumors about the phone. It won’t be long before we find out more about these details, though. We’ll update you when we do. Keep following us!
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