Back at the launch event of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, only one variant of each device was announced. However, it appears there’s a higher-end model of the latter: Samsung just introduced a 128GB variant of the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB of RAM.
Unfortunately, the 128GB model of the Galaxy S8+ is currently only offered in South Korea and China. In retrospect, this is similar to the 128GB variant of the Galaxy Note 7, which was initially planned for the Chinese market only.
In South Korea, the 128GB Galaxy S8+ is offered as a bundle with Samsung’s DeX. Collectively, this bundle will reportedly go for 1,155,000 South Korean won, which comes up to about RM4,510. Considering the fact that the 64GB variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with 4GB of RAM retail at RM3,299 and RM3,699 respectively for our market, this is a pretty good deal.
While some would argue that 6GB of RAM is overkill for a smartphone, we imagine some consumers will appreciate the 128GB storage of this new Galaxy S8+ model. While those who are hungry for more storage can add more storage with the device’s microSD card slot, native storage does offer more advantages.
It remains to be seen if the 128GB Samsung Galaxy S8+ will be launched in other countries as well, but for the time being, the beefier model will remain exclusive to South Korea and China.
(Source: The Verge)