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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 price cut expected within three months

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 price could drop by as much as 34 per cent during the phone’s first three months on sale, latest reports have suggested.

Despite the Galaxy Note 4 being readied for release next month with a premium price tag, research by price comparison site idealo has predicted the 5.7-inch phablet could quickly become a lot more affordable.

A hefty drop in price can be expected for the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – particularly within the first 3 months of release,” the idealo report states.

With the Note 4 release date having been confirmed for October 10 alongside a near £600 price point, a reduction in cost would be welcomed by many wannabe owners.

Analysing the respective price drops of preceding Galaxy Note models, idealo found that Samsung’s flagship phablets have all been on the receiving end of increasingly sizeable price cuts during their early days on sale.

“As the analysis shows, the price declines more rapidly from the market release with each newly-released model in the Galaxy Note range,” the study read.

It added: “While the price for the first Galaxy Note was still 92 per cent of the starting price after 3 month, its successor was available for 87 per cent of the initial release price after 3 months.

“The price drop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was even more notable: after 3 months, the price had dropped to just 75 per cent of the introductory price.”

The Note 4 price is not expected to hold steady after three months either. It has been suggested that the QHD display packing iPhone 6 Plus rival could be available for almost half its launch price within a year of release.

“We can predict a price decline of a third in 3 months,” an idealo spokesperson stated.

They added: “A year after the market release, the Galaxy Note 4 price could even fall to as little as around a half (56 per cent) of its initial price.”

The Galaxy Note 4 was unveiled during IFA 2014 earlier this month. The device packs a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor alongside 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel, optical image stabilised rear-mounted camera.

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Tom

September 23, 2014, 3:38 pm

WIll be interesting to see how/if Samsung respond to the success of the iPhone 6 and 6+, obviously the Note 4 is still the king of screen size but has apple coming into the phablet zone taken anything away from their offerings?

Personally im a disappointed that phones being over 4" is now the norm, i like the size of my iPhone 5 and how it is easy to use one handed and carry around with me, equally the Sony Z3 compact is the most interesting other phone thats around, but both seem to be niche devices now :(

Oberoth

September 23, 2014, 8:32 pm

It is amazing seeing how much screen sizes have grown over a relatively short period. The 4" screen on the S1 was seen as way too big at the time when the 3.5" iPhone screen was 'just right', the S2 at 4.3" was ludicrous and yet we are only 3 years on from that and 5.2-5.5" is the norm and the compact versions are 4.7".

Anyone looking in from the outside must think the human hand is ever increasing in size by the year!

thelad

September 26, 2014, 3:09 pm

Not really.
Screen size has increased as the increase of phones becoming media viewers has increased. As hand perfect as a 3.5 to 4 inch phone is, try using one to scroll thorough pages and pages of info or watch anything video on them, there is no comparison to a larger screen. Although I would say that as a phone 6inch really is the limit for pocketability and some form of privacy.

Shields

October 29, 2014, 7:00 am

I'm surprised that not many discussion boards (Or any, really) have mentioned that the Note 4 is the only phone that will be compatible with Samsung Gear VR, a upcoming VR device that I think will take people by surprise.

I will wait for the 34% drop, then buy out the phone to stick into a Gear VR. Travelling is going to be 1000x better when I can slip that on when I'm on a plane and enjoy my own IMAX theatre.

godisafairytale

October 30, 2014, 3:41 pm

Only thing is, unless you buy two seats, planes are so tight you'll wind up smacking the passenger next to you and/or the stewardess as soon as you turn your head, haha.

Shields

October 31, 2014, 12:48 am

An amusing thought but not one I'm particularly worried about. The Gear is pretty low profile as far as HMD's go

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