Samsung is turning the price screw: The latest Galaxy smartphone from the South Koreans will be more expensive than any other cell phone in the model range before. Compared to previous years, the industry leader also presents buyers with a questionable choice.
It’s not new that smartphone prices are skyrocketing. Above all, the well-equipped flagships have become increasingly expensive in recent years. Samsung is also participating in the dubious trend, as a look at the prices of the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 seems to prove.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: 5G smartphone costs 1,349 euros
They are said to have washed up, reports MySmartPrice. Accordingly, the regular Galaxy Note 20 starts in Europe at 999 euros. If you want 5G, you pay 100 euros. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra starts at a proud 1,349 euros for the model with 256 GB of memory. Samsung can pay twice as much for storage with 1,449 euros. 5G is standard on both Ultra models of the pen smartphone. After all: 256 GB of memory is available in all note variants, even in the smallest model for around 1,000 euros.
A comparison with the predecessor shows how much Samsung really turns the price screw. The top model of the previous generation, the Samsung Galaxy 10 Plus with 5G and 256 GB memory, was priced at 1,199 euros – 150 euros cheaper than the advertised price of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
This is how the predecessor does:
Standard version of the Galaxy Note 20 poorly equipped
The Ultra model of the new Note series is rumored to offer top-class technology. We are talking, among other things, of a dynamic display with a refresh rate between 60 Hz and 120 Hz and a cooperation with Project xCloud from Microsoft, which should turn the mobile phone into a mobile Xbox console. However, the regular Galaxy Note 20 is said to be significantly poorer and only offer a Full HD display with 60 Hz. So if you want the best of the best, Samsung will force you to grab the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and therefore dig deeper into your pocket.