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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Thread - Launching September 15, 2017

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 Thread - Launching September 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note8 First Look | Consumer Reports
Samsung releases its first Note smartphone since recalling the Note7 following battery fires last year. Consumer Reports experts check out some of the phone's new features, including the first dual camera on a Samsung phone.

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They'll all be priced over $1000.
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Jul 18th, 2017 10:45 pm
They'll all be priced over $1000.
Over $1000 Cdn, acceptable considering my Samsung S8+ msrp is $1115 CDN, over $1000 US is bonkers, though I read today JP Morgan expects iPhone 8 to be $1100 USD

I think Note 8 will be a bit more than S8+ but not too much, at least I hope
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I guess nowadays the more expensive a phone is, the more premium it'll appear to the consumer. It's a race to be the most expensive phone in the market lol.
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Desktop and laptops got cheaper over the decades. While cell phones increased =(
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Desktop and laptops got cheaper over the decades. While cell phones increased =(
I've said it before, I'll say it again - cell phone prices haven't really increased at all over the last 5 years. The entry level iPhone has remained at $649US for years and years now, so technically, if you count inflation, they've gotten cheaper (in USD). BUT, because the Canadian dollar is in the crapper right now vs when it was at or above par 5 years ago, phones are more expensive for Canadians.
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I've said it before, I'll say it again - cell phone prices haven't really increased at all over the last 5 years. The entry level iPhone has remained at $649US for years and years now, so technically, if you count inflation, they've gotten cheaper (in USD). BUT, because the Canadian dollar is in the crapper right now vs when it was at or above par 5 years ago, phones are more expensive for Canadians.
Looks like someone paid attention in econ class.
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wearysky wrote:
Jul 20th, 2017 8:12 am
I've said it before, I'll say it again - cell phone prices haven't really increased at all over the last 5 years. The entry level iPhone has remained at $649US for years and years now, so technically, if you count inflation, they've gotten cheaper (in USD). BUT, because the Canadian dollar is in the crapper right now vs when it was at or above par 5 years ago, phones are more expensive for Canadians.
Exchange rate is certainly a factor.

But, many phones are more expensive in Canada than in the US or India for none a good reason, even after factoring in the exchange rate.

I'm suspecting that phone prices are higher here than international MRSP to allow carriers to lock customers in at a higher ransom. Granted, benefits of shopping here for phones is warranty and LTE band support, but aside that, other markets get tempting price-wise.
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I'm suspecting that phone prices are higher here than international MRSP to allow carriers to lock customers in at a higher ransom.
That would make sense if phones were only available from carriers. But Apple/Samsung/Google/HTC all sell phones direct, unlocked, as well, at the same MSRP. You see the same thing with other consumer goods as well - camera gear, for example, is often marked up above standard currency conversion as well. That's because they're trying to hedge their bets in case the CAD plummets even further (and also why not take a bit more profit, while they can, and blame it on the dollar? :))
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That would make sense if phones were only available from carriers. But Apple/Samsung/Google/HTC all sell phones direct, unlocked, as well, at the same MSRP. You see the same thing with other consumer goods as well - camera gear, for example, is often marked up above standard currency conversion as well. That's because they're trying to hedge their bets in case the CAD plummets even further (and also why not take a bit more profit, while they can, and blame it on the dollar? :))
Plus carriers are in favour of this :o
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I hope Samsung will announce the Note 7 refurbs coming to North America
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MoneyHypeMike wrote:
Jul 21st, 2017 5:08 pm
I really need to upgrade my Note 3 as it is dying... hoping it won't cost too much!
If you don't wanna pay s8+ price. Then note 8 will be out of the picture
I had a note 3 and it crapped out. So I had to settle for s8+. No regrets at all!

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