Samsung Galaxy Note gets a price hike in the UK, now £670.80 SIM-free
The Samsung Galaxy Note, with its 5.3-inch touchscreen, is probably best described as a phone-tablet hybrid. It was announced in September and it will become available in the UK on November 17. That much we found out in the past few weeks.
On the matter of pricing, things are a bit more complicated. Samsung hasn’t officially announced a price for the Galaxy Note. Well known UK online retailer Clove at first estimated that the Galaxy Note would cost £600 and started taking pre-orders for the device asking that amount. When Clove announced that price, we all thought (nay, hoped) that the official price would be lower.
But it looks like that won’t be the case. Clove now says it has received some more guidance on the price, and it’s far from being lower – in fact, the Galaxy Note will be even more expensive. The retailer now asks for no less than £670.80. That probably makes the Galaxy Note the most expensive Android-powered smartphone in recent history. Clearly, Samsung wants to bank on that screen size and is pricing this device in iPhone territory. Whether or not this strategy will work for the Korean manufacturer remains to be seen of course.
It has to be said that even this £670.80 price is subject to change, as it isn’t officially confirmed yet. We’re just hoping that the Galaxy Note won’t turn out to be even more expensive, because we’re starting to doubt that it will have any kind of success with such prices.