Adrian Weckler: €Samsung 1000 price tag on a new phone, what to expect now

  • Adrian Weckler: €Samsung 1000 price tag on a new phone, what to expect now
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    Looks like we better get used to paying € 1000 for new phones.
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Looks like we better get used to paying € 1000 for new phones.

This is the price (€1,029) Samsung established in its note 9 flagship model.

And this is only the basic version. The premium model is worth as much as €1,279.

The premium version has more memory and storage.

Note 9 comes with a new larger 6.4 inch screen and 4,000 mAh battery.

But, it seems, is a hard sell to Irish consumers. Perhaps fearing that no one will pay a great price, the mobile operators say they will not sell the premium version in the Irish market.


New Samsung Galaxy note 9 you can see displayed during the event for the launch of the product in Brooklyn, new York, USA, August 8, 2018. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Are they right?

In the end, they all sell the Euro 1,179 for iPhone Samsung X. is not a premium brand enough?

Maybe not.

Read more: Samsung unveils new Galaxy note 9 and its first smart speaker

This move by the operators to skip the note premium 9 model comes after Samsung suffered less than expected sales of the current flagship of the C9.

In C9 sent models 9M in the second quarter, Samsung, in 1m less than in the previous three months. For the first time in the history of Samsung, that he saw such a decline.

Big battery this is the first time Samsung is trying to develop more power supply after the fires and overheating, which virtually destroyed the note series of smartphones.

Airlines have started allowing phones Samsung note back on the aircraft after the accident two years ago.

€1,029 Samsung for the price to lower level note 9 means that the flagship premium phones, which cost about €1,000 now.

IPhone x from Apple is currently worth €1,179 and sold by Irish operators.

When Huawei launched its P20 Pro, the cost of the device for €900.

Apple is preparing to launch a new line of iPhones in early September. Tipped manufacturer will introduce three new iPhone devices, including one with a large screen.

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