Samsung and LG recently announced their flagship devices – the Galaxy Note 8 and the V30 respectively. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 in its home market on August 24, while LG announced the V30 at IFA event in Berlin late last month. Both the devices are set to launch in the US in the coming few week, hint reports. In the US, LG V30 is set to unveil at a cheaper price than Galaxy Note 8.
LG has been through rough waters in the past days, and probably thats the reason why LG is expected to set V30’s price much lower than that of the Galaxy Note 8. By lowering V30’s price, LG is aiming to get back in the competition.
At the V30 launch, LG didn’t reveal the price of the phone. However, now a new report coming from a South Korean publishing site — The Korea Herald reveals the price of the LG V30. It suggests, that the standard 64GB model will retail in South Korea for 949,300 KRW, which roughly translates to Rs 56,472. On the other hand, the Note 8 costs 1,094,500 KRW in Korea.
As per the US pricing, the report suggests that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available at $929, while the LG V30 will cost somewhere between the $800-$850 mark. This is a rumoured price, but it surely seems to be a decent saving for the LG V30 over the Galaxy Note 8 by Samsung.
“Due to the two strongest rivals [Apple and Samsung], it is not easy to see gains,” LG Mobile CEO Juno Cho said. “But the performance of our smartphone business is improving quarterly, year-on-year. Yet, it is difficult to say when it will swing back into the black,” adds Juno.
Meanwhile, Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 8 in India and priced it Rs 67,900. On the other hand, LG has not revealed any details about the India launch of the LG V30. However, chances are that the company may bring the phone to India very soon – not sure about the launch timeline as of yet. But, we can totally expect the LG V30 to fall around or above Rs 50,000 in India – which is much cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8’s price.
Both the phones are set to hit the US market in the weeks to come. Ahead of the official US launch, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has set a new record mark. The device – which is currently on pre-orders in the US have managed to receive over 395,000 pre-booking request in just 13 days – the number comes from a report that was released last week – so the numbers by now must have increased.
Galaxy Note 8 is already up for pre-orders in India and is likely to start shipping starting from September 25. In the US too, the Note 8 has seen tremendous response, says Samsung. This raises the competition bar for the LG’s successor to the V30 – the LG V30.
“We’re thrilled to see the strong consumer response to the next level Note,” said Tim Baxter, president and chief executive officer, Samsung Electronics North America. “Today’s consumers want to do bigger things in work and life, and Note helps make that possible. We built the Galaxy Note 8 for people who desire a device that lets them be productive and allows for self-expression.”