Samsung Galaxy Note 8 news, rumors: Device to have $940 price tag in Asia?

A screenshot from the latest teaser for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. (YouTube/Samsung Mobile)

With the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this week, a new rumor came out regarding its pricing in Asia.

According to SamMobile, the entry-level model of Samsung’s flagship phablet will cost CNY 6,288 or $942 USD. The base variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, mid-level offering with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will reportedly cost CNY 7,088 or $1,062 USD.

As for the top of the line Emperor Edition model, it will reportedly cost CNY 7,988 or $1,200 USD. The report also noted that there is no word yet if the same pricing applies in Australia, Europe, or South America.

Last week, Samsung released a trailer titled “Do Bigger Things.” It featured a silhouette of a stylus that comes with the Note 8 crossing out negative words and turning them into positive ones. In line with the trailer’s title, the video also featured the hashtag #DoWhatYouCant, which conveys the message that the device will enable its users to do things they previously cannot.

As for the specs, the Note 8 comes with the Infinity Display in a beautiful 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED fashion. Observers said that Samsung needed to increase the size of the display to accommodate the stylus, which didn’t come with the Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Moreover, it also features two cameras with 12-megapixel sensors. The primary is a wide-angle camera that has an f1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus. For the second one, it has an f/2.4 telephoto, with2x fixed zooming capabilities.

For the sizing, it measures 62.5mm x 74.6mm with a 1440 x 2960 resolution. It also has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a thickness of 8.5mm. Just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Note 8 also has IP68 certification. This means the device is dust and water-resistant.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm, at least for the devices set for U.S. release.