How much an upcoming flagship device will cost is usually the last piece of the puzzle to fall into place, after leaks about its design, specs, and features are done and dusted. And today, the possible European prices for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have surfaced online, and people are not going to be happy.
€999 for what is essentially a Galaxy Note 20 ‘Lite’? Hard pass
According to Twitter’s Ishan Agarwal, the regular Galaxy Note 20 will cost €999 for the LTE variant and €1,099 for the 5G variant. Considering the non-Ultra Note 20 is shaping up to be a ‘Lite’ variant instead of a true flagship and is said to miss out on features like a 120Hz display, the latest Gorilla Glass protection, microSD expansion, and a low latency S Pen, those price tags are pretty expensive. The Note 20 is even rumored to have a plastic back, and all the limitations make it seem like Samsung might be trying to push customers towards buying the Ultra model.
Naturally, the Ultra model is costlier: It will reportedly cost €1,349 for the 5G variant, same as the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G did at launch. The same pricing as the S20 Ultra is a good thing in our books. That’s because while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has features like the S Pen (now with an ultra low latency of 9 ms), 256GB of base storage, and laser autofocus, it is also expected to be less capable than the Galaxy S20 Ultra in other areas, such as battery capacity and maximum zoom capability. Of course, we would have liked a lower price tag, but then Samsung doesn’t do business based on our whims and fancies.
Agarwal also mentions that the Galaxy Buds Live will cost €189 in the European continent, though at this time there’s no way to be sure if these rumored prices are fully accurate. Thankfully, there’s only a week left to go until Samsung’s virtual Unpacked event, so it won’t be long before we get all the details directly from the horse’s mouth.
What do you think of these rumored Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, and Buds Live prices?