Previously, reports indicated that a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant of Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S8+ could be launched, a rumor circulating today has hinted that it would be priced at over $1000.
Samsung launched the latest smartphone in its flagship Galaxy S series on March 31, with price starting from $720 as compared to $649 of Galaxy S7 last year. Initially, users were somewhat taken aback when Samsung stuck with what now seems “meager” 4GB of RAM. There were reports that a “premium” model could be in the works with more memory and internal storage, but those reports were also peppered with hints that it could be targeted at specific markets, and not worldwide.
In continuation of those reports, we’re now looking at a possible price for that premium model that could sport more RAM and double the storage of the standard, basic variant, and would be launched only in China. As a result, the rumored price is stated to be KRW 1,155,000 which is approximately equal to $1,030. An inflated price-tag surely, but big power usually costs big bucks.
Additionally, it is reported that for asking in excess of $1,000 for the premium Galaxy S8+, Samsung could throw in a free DeX dock. DeX is Samsung’s take on Windows Phone’s Continuum that allows the smartphone to double as a desktop PC, by attaching keyboard and mouse. Samsung DeX costs KRW 160,000 in China, which is roughly $140, so if we price the smartphone and the DeX separately, it still costs over $860.