Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will be here in less than three weeks’ time. There are also reports that the phone might be made available for purchase in several markets at the same time of launch.
This is great news for those anticipating the release of this handset – a device that has been touted to be the most powerful yet from the South Korean tech giant. However, incoming reports point towards a huge price tag to go with the premium specs, features as well as build that the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to showcase when it is here.
Through the ever-reliable Sam Mobile, we now know the price details of the Galaxy Note 7. Come August 2, those living in Europe and within the Eurozone will have to part with a massive €849. When converted, this amount translates to about $950. Even if the Galaxy Note 7 is priced at $849, it will remain to be one of the most expensive handset to be released by the company. With taxes included, the price of the Note 7 could possibly hit over $1000 for the high-end variant.
While there might be some argument that the price of Samsung Galaxy S and Note series has gone up since the introduction of a premium glass and metal design, this still doesn’t justify such a huge price tag. Still, it is interesting to see the price of the Galaxy S7 in the U.S. capped at about $700 while the same handset in Europe is valued at about 630 euros.
Even though the Galaxy Note 7 will indeed make the headlines, many buyers might end up settling for the two-year contracts offered on major carriers as they look to avoid the hefty price tag of the phablet. Still, the phone has been touted to come with an extensive overhaul of the hardware specs, among them a new iris scanner, a new Snapdragon 821 SoC and 6GB RAM, the Note 7 might well be worth its price tag.
In terms of design, specs and features, the Galaxy Note 7 will for sure have it all. However, some people might be disappointed in the fact that the handset will probably come without a flat screen version. This means that buyers will have to settle for the curved dual-edge screen.