We know that Samsung is eying the end of the Galaxy Note line if the Note 9 doesn't do well. That device has been leaked multiple time so far including pricing rumors and benchmarks showing it's a fast device. Pricing will have as much to do with if the Note 9 is successful as performance. Early indications were that the smartphone could cost somewhere between $1,200 and $1,500 depending on the storage you choose.
A new pricing rumor is making the rounds and alleging that the 128GB device will go for 13,500,000 IDR in Indonesia, which is around $940. The costlier 512GB version is said to sell for 17,500,000 IDR or about $1,200. Odds are the straight conversion price won’t be the same in every country; we have already seen this with the initial pricing rumor pegging the converted $1,200 to $1,500 prices for Europe compared to the conversion prices for Indonesia.
One thing you can count on is that the price will grow from the Note 8 available right now, which sells for under $1,000. Specifications rumored so far for the Note 9 may offset the high cost for some users. The device promises a Bluetooth S Pen, more
One interesting tidbit about the Indonesian offerings mentioned before is that a couple appealing freebies are being offered to those who pre-order. The ad seen below is offering a free 40-inch Samsung smart TV with the 512GB device along with some sort of data offering. Buyers of the smaller 128GB device will get the data offering and a 32-inch Samsung smart TV. Both those deals offer 750,000 IDR (about $50) cashback as well.