Samsung yesterday took the wraps off its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 8. Surprisingly, the launch event was unusually short. It is possible, the device will be properly showcased at the IFA 2017, which is to start from August 31 in Berlin.
While there were rumors of three different storage variants, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been launched with only one variant. It carries 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage space. The South Korean giant is yet to officially announce the pricing of the device, but most likley, it will be around $1000 (approximately Rs. 64,000). Needless to say, not everyone will be able to afford the phablet.
However, a new report by the publication ITHome may give you a ray of hope. According to the report, Samsung will launch a cheaper variant of the Galaxy Note 8. Instead of 6GB, it will feature 4GB of RAM. The report further reveals this 4GB model will be launched in mid-September in the domestic market. There is no mention if it will be released in other regions as well.
Other than the RAM amount, all the other specs and features are said to remain the same on the cheaper variant. Since this is a leak, we can't verify the authenticity of this information. Though a version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 4GB of RAM was spotted on the Chinese regulatory authority, TENAA.
So far, Samsung has dropped no hints about this 4GB variant of its flagship phablet. If the company indeed releases the 4GB model, it will probably cost around $800 to $850. In Indian currency, it will be over Rs. 50,000. Well, still costly as per Indian standards.