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This is how Samsung plans to justify the Galaxy Note 9’s sky-high price tag

Published Aug 6th, 2018 8:01PM EDT
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We only have a few days to go until Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 9, but we already know everything about it. We’re looking at a Galaxy Note 8 variation that sports a slightly tweaked design and specs in line with what the Galaxy S9 series has to offer. There will be several improvements over Samsung’s previous flagship, like support for a smarter S Pen, a more intelligent Bixby assistant, up to 1TB of storage (microSD support included), and exclusive access to Fortnite for Android.

But the Note 9 will be at least as costly as last year’s Note, if not slightly more expensive, so Samsung is looking to sweeten the deal by throwing a bunch of perks your way.

When we first hear that Fortnite for Android will be exclusive to the Note 9 for at least 30 days, if not longer, that report said that buyers would get $100 to $150 worth of V-Bucks for purchasing in-game content. Everyone else who’s not interested in the game will be able to choose AKG headphones instead.

Image source: Facebook

Samsung is yet to confirm these deals, but a couple of images posted on Facebook feature a “Value Pack” for the 128GB Galaxy Note 9 version.

The pack includes a pair of AKG headphones, a Galaxy Note 9 case, whose design will fit the phone’s revamped camera and fingerprint sensor setup, a car charger, an extra cable, and an additional item that has 3M branding.

Image source: Facebook

It’s unclear where these images were snapped, but they were posted on a page called Leaks Vietnam. As for the value of the package, that remains a mystery too, but it contains plenty of accessories that will come in handy.

The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 version should cost around $1,000, according to most reports, while the 512GB phone will sell for approximately $1,200. Official pricing will be confirmed in just a few days, during Samsung’s second Unpacked event of the year.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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